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EU student support targeted under government plans

01 Sep 2014 | By

Plans to slash maintenance payments to European Union students have been unveiled by universities minister Greg Clark

Professor’s ‘bless you’ ban prompts protests

01 Sep 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

University finance heads want to spend despite uncertainty

01 Sep 2014 | By

Universities are set to increase investment in their estates despite growing financial uncertainty, a new survey shows

Warning over EU research budget

31 Aug 2014 | By

Negotiations on the European budget could result in cuts to Horizon 2020, the European University Association has warned

Hackney has become ‘focus of academic study’

30 Aug 2014 | By

Hackney is one of the most highly-researched places in the UK, a conference has heard

Investigated private college granted further loan access

29 Aug 2014 | By

A private college that was the subject of a newspaper investigation has been given continued permission by the government to access public funds.

Stephen Hawking and Cambridge v-c take on ice bucket challenge

29 Aug 2014 | By Martha Elwell

Academics worldwide also post videos to raise awareness of motor neurone disease

Net migration figures push 250,000

28 Aug 2014 | By

Net migration has risen to 243,000 in the past year, dashing government hopes of meeting its target, although student immigration has remained stable.

Labour vision for HE set out by Liam Byrne

28 Aug 2014 | By

Labour would make new “earn while you learn” degrees delivered by “Technical University” partnerships the priority in higher education expansion

Oxbridge influence over key public roles laid bare

28 Aug 2014 | By Martha Elwell

New research has demonstrated the monopoly of a small social elite over public leadership positions in Britain

University participation rate fell back in 2012-13

28 August 2014 | By

Introduction of higher fees led to a bulge in numbers the year before, report says

Scottish government fees stance ‘incompatible with EU law’

26 Aug 2014 | By

Former ECJ judge’s legal opinion casts doubts on post-independence policy

Heseltine weighs in to overseas students debate

26 Aug 2014 | By Martha Elwell

Former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine has criticised the inclusion of foreign students in government plans to cut net immigration to the UK

Public against cutting back on overseas students, poll finds

25 Aug 2014 | By

A majority of the public say the government should not reduce overseas student numbers, polling suggests.

Burning Man to showcase work based on British Library images

24 Aug 2014 | Updated: 26 Aug 2014 | By

Open access project has reached far afield since its launch last year

King’s College London criticised for closing theology programmes

23 Aug 2014 | By

Two leading theologians have criticised the closure of several postgraduate theology and ministry programmes at King’s

Mature student numbers ‘hit record level’

22 Aug 2014 | By

A record number of mature students have been accepted into higher education so far this year, new figures show.

Plymouth chair of governors to ‘stand aside’

21 Aug 2014 | By

Plymouth University’s chair of governors, William Taylor, is to “stand aside” pending the outcome of an investigation into sexual harassment claims

Lib Dems to offer science ring-fence pledge

21 Aug 2014 | By

The Liberal Democrats will offer manifesto pledges to ring-fence the science budget and provide “further support” for Catapult centres.

Big Brother professor ‘unfairly dismissed’

20 Aug 2014 | By

Tribunal rules Manchester wrongly sacked high-profile psychologist Geoff Beattie

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