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Glyndwr v-c Michael Scott says he plans to step aside

28 Nov 2014 | By

The vice-chancellor of Glyndwr University has announced his intention to step down from the embattled institution.

GuildHE head Andy Westwood to take up Manchester role

28 Nov 2014 | By

The chief executive of GuildHE, Andy Westwood, is to take up a new role at the University of Manchester helping it connect with government.

Times Higher Education Awards 2014: Edge Hill named University of the Year

28 Nov 2014 | By Times Higher Education Staff

Edge Hill University bags top accolade

Julia Goodfellow to be first female UUK president

27 Nov 2014 | By

Dame Julia Goodfellow will become the first ever woman to lead Universities UK, after being named its next president.

International graduate entrepreneurs ‘shunning UK due to visa problems’

27 Nov 2014 | By

International graduates are shunning the UK as a business destination because of “impossible visa restrictions”, a new study claims.

Early Ucas applications down

27 Nov 2014 | By

The number of UK students who have applied early to university has fallen by 3 per cent, new interim figures show

Post-study work visa could be introduced in Scotland

27 Nov 2014 | By

Political parties have agreed to consider the introduction of a new post-study work visa scheme for international students in Scotland

Uncapped student numbers: Australia's costly lessons for England

26 Nov 2014 | By

Removing student number caps in Australia led to a marketing explosion and a sharp rise in public spending, English higher education has been warned.

Occupation at Birmingham as protesters call for nationwide action

26 Nov 2014 | By

A group of University of Birmingham students occupied one of its main buildings, calling for free education and the right to protest

Labour big beast Clarke savages possible £6k policy

26 Nov 2014 | By

A former Labour education secretary has warned his party not to reduce tuition fees to £6,000

Degree apprenticeships to offer 'no-fee HE'

26 Nov 2014 | By

The government is to unveil a range of courses allowing young people to complete a full honours degree while working, without having to pay fees

UCL and IoE confirm merger date

25 Nov 2014 | By

University College London and the Institute of Education have confirmed they will merge next week

Chinese students to boost 'brand Britain'

25 Nov 2014 | By

Chinese-speaking students are to be placed with British companies to help them break into the Chinese market

Bill Cosby claims place pressure on US colleges

24 Nov 2014

By Ry Rivard, for Inside Higher Ed

Universities could be forced to ban ‘extremists’ under new law

24 Nov 2014 | By

The government will have the power to order universities to ban ‘extremist’ speakers from their campuses, under a new bill

Glyndwr told to leave London campus as visa licence reinstated

24 Nov 2014 | By

Glyndwr University has been allowed to start recruiting international students again, but must end operations at its London campus

University of the People to offer HE to refugees

23 Nov 2014 | By

An online university has teamed up with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to offer tuition-free, accredited HE to refugees and asylum seekers

University regulation ‘not fit for purpose’, says Which?

23 Nov 2014 | By

English higher education regulation is “no longer fit for purpose” and there needs to be “a strong regulator to protect students” paying higher fees.

Student experience ‘varies widely’ in US

22 Nov 2014 | By

The average US student’s experience varies widely between universities, even when the institutions are similarly selective and of a comparable size.

Commons row over student places figures

21 Nov 2014 | By

Liam Byrne has accused the government of mixing up its figures in its plan to fund extra student places when number controls are scrapped.

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