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THE Features archive

REF 2014: results by subject Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Were new research stars born? Who was helped or hurt by impact? Times Higher Education dissects the results by discipline

Game of thrones: John Sutherland on university loos Subscription

18 December 2014

Communal, high-tech or under lock and key, lavatories reveal more than you think, says the emeritus professor of English literature

Times Higher Education's Books of 2014 Subscription

18 December 2014

The year’s best reads for work and pleasure, chosen by scholars and senior figures in the sector

One scholar’s crusade against the REF Subscription

11 December 2014

The flawed research excellence framework is not a process of peer review in any meaningful sense, argues Derek Sayer

Six trends in campus design Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Landmarks, ‘starchitecture’, green reuse, city-centre strategies: Chris Parr on forces shaping the sector’s bricks and mortar

Where next for university governance? Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

After a period of turmoil at Plymouth University, an external review is pending, and the findings may have implications for the sector, writes John Morgan

Thomas Docherty on academic freedom Subscription

4 December 2014

Managerial fundamentalism has taken hold in universities, with scholars viewed as resources that must be controlled, argues the Warwick scholar

Is bigger better for universities? Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Student numbers will be uncapped from 2015. Chris Havergal examines arguments for and against expansion

Amnesia in the outback Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

An academic talks about her experience, the impact on her work and the long road to recovery

University life: which works of fiction are most telling? Subscription

20 November 2014

John Sutherland, Sarah Churchwell and others pick books that capture truths about the sector

Fifty years of free speech at Berkeley Subscription

20 November 2014

Massimo Mazzotti on the legacy of the 1964 movement

Are UK degree standards comparable? Subscription

13 November 2014

Without a system for sharing assessment practice, it’s nonsense to assume that a 2:1 is the same everywhere, says Chris Rust

The future of women-only universities Subscription

13 November 2014 | By Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus examines the decline of all-female institutions in the West and their rising popularity in the developing world

Mature students: lifelong learning on life support? Subscription

6 November 2014 | By ,

Matthew Reisz talks to academics about their experiences of teaching older learners, while Holly Else analyses the decline in the number of mature students

Sir Steve Smith: 'One v-c said I’d done moral equivalent of invading Iraq' Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

THE speaks to the former UUK president, four years on from the tuition fee protests

Uncontrolled expansion: how private colleges grew Subscription

30 October 2014

Andrew McGettigan visits one institution, using it as a case study to explore concerns about the coalition’s policies

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