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Plymouth defends '£150k spend on seven chairs'

20 Sep 2014 | By

Plymouth University has defended plans to spend a reported £150,000 on seven chairs to be used at graduation ceremonies.

Scottish universities respond to 'No' vote

19 Sep 2014 | By

Universities Scotland will “continue to work closely” with the Scottish and UK governments on funding and policy following today’s referendum result.

'Gay friendly' UK universities named

17 Sep 2014 | By

Six universities have scored full marks in an assessment of how gay friendly the UK’s higher education institutions are.

Salmond pressed St Andrews head on research comments

17 Sep 2014 | By

Alex Salmond pressed the principal of the University of St Andrews to tone down her remarks about the impact of Scottish independence on research.

NUS to hold "free education" demo

17 Sep 2014 | By

The National Union of Students has voted to hold a national demonstration in support of “free education”.

EU states urged to progress on Europe-wide research area

17 Sep 2014 | By

Country-level reforms are the next stage needed in the development of a Europe-wide research area, according to a new report.

Nottingham v-c looks for answers after fire destroys £20 million lab

15 Sep 2014 | By

The University of Nottingham aims to rebuild a lab destroyed by fire, as its vice-chancellor looks for answers on “why the devastation was so total”.

NUS: sexual harassment 'rife' on campus

15 Sep 2014 | By

More than a third of female students have been groped or touched inappropriately while at university, according to a new survey.

Yale hit by free speech row

15 Sep 2014

By Jake New, for Inside Higher Ed

International students ‘feel welcomed’ by UK peers

14 Sep 2014 | By

A new report reveals the extent to which British students welcome their international peers

Nottingham "green" chemistry building destroyed by fire

13 Sep 2014 | By

A huge fire has destroyed a new sustainable chemistry building that was being built at the University of Nottingham

10 views for and against Scottish independence

13 Sep 2014 | By Times Higher Education Staff

Responses to THE Scottish independence referendum survey show different opinions on how outcome will affect universities

Private college cleared by QAA after investigation

12 Sep 2014 | By

A private college has been cleared by the UK’s quality watchdog after it investigated claims over student recruitment and attendance

Disabled Students’ Allowance cuts postponed

12 Sep 2014 | By

The government has postponed controversial cuts to the Disabled Students’ Allowance until 2016-17.

Byrne commits to pledge on overseas students

11 Sep 2014 | By

Labour has pledged to remove international students from the net migration target and break with the coalition’s “nonsense” policy.

Walport puts forward plan for northern research institute

11 Sep 2014 | By

The government’s chief scientific adviser has proposed that a new national research institute be established in the north of England.

Labour to table Lords amendment on private colleges

10 Sep 2014 | By

Private colleges would need to subscribe to the higher education ombudsman service under plans proposed by the Labour Party.

Clark refuses to back net migration calls

10 Sep 2014 | By

Greg Clark has refused to back calls for the government to remove overseas students from the net migrant count.

Canada tops the heap for HE investment

09 Sep 2014 | By

The UK’s spending on higher education has fallen once again, with Canada taking over as the world’s biggest spender on universities.

UUK president calls for ‘stability’ from politicians

09 Sep 2014 | By

Universities UK has called for “stability” and “political consensus” from an incoming government on fees and funding.

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