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University levy on graduates could end taxpayer ‘burden’ - thinktank

23 Oct 2014 | By

Public funding for universities should be scrapped and replaced by graduates paying an earnings levy to their institutions, according to a thinktank.

Staff at University of South Wales set for strike action

22 Oct 2014 | By

Union members at the University of South Wales are set to strike in a row over job cuts

UCL and IoE set a date for union

22 Oct 2014 | By

University College London and the Institute of Education, University of London, are to merge on 2 December, it has been confirmed.

Universities ‘face cutbacks’ if USS not reformed, say employers

21 Oct 2014 | By

Employers also release new modelling of pensions proposals

Thomas Docherty ‘to be cleared of all charges’ by Warwick

21 Oct 2014 | By

Ruling follows internal investigation, and comes nine months after suspension

Willetts appointed to teach and research at King's College London

21 Oct 2014 | By

David Willetts, the former universities and science minister, has been appointed as a visiting professor at King’s

UCU members back strike action over pensions reform

20 Oct 2014 | By

Union members have overwhelmingly backed plans for industrial action over changes to pensions

Ebola puts US universities on edge

20 Oct 2014

By Elizabeth Redden, for Inside Higher Ed

Plymouth deputy goes on secondment

20 Oct 2014 | By

One of Plymouth University’s deputy vice-chancellors has started a government secondment, as upheaval at the troubled institution continues

Milburn tells universities to put ‘shoulders to the wheel’ on access

20 Oct 2014 | By

The abolition of student number controls presents a “unique opportunity” to increase the number of poorer students going into higher education.

Tuition fees hike plan unveiled in Flanders

20 Oct 2014 | Updated: 20 Oct 2014 | By Karen Shook

Flemish government proposes rise despite student protests

NUS highlights students’ key role in general election

19 Oct 2014 | By

With less than seven months left until the general election, eyes are turning towards the impact that university students may have on the outcome.

Birmingham links up with Wiley on online master’s courses

19 Oct 2014 | By

The University of Birmingham has become the first institution in Europe to partner with the US publisher Wiley to develop online master’s courses

Parents’ advice on applications still key, say students

18 Oct 2014 | By

University applicants still rely heavily on parental advice when picking their course, a new survey says.

Top tips for women in academic medicine

17 Oct 2014 | By

A one-day conference has explored how to overcome the challenges faced by women in academic medicine

Welsh minister amends bill over academic freedom fears

17 Oct 2014 | By

Welsh government ministers have offered reassurance over academic freedom as new powers for the country’s university funding council are debated

Use of international recruitment agents ‘needs overhaul’

16 Oct 2014 | By

Paper by academics calls for greater transparency

Graduates should be matched to local jobs, says report

15 Oct 2014 | By

Universities should encourage graduates to stay in the city where they studied by helping them to find jobs and housing, a report recommends.

Moocs ‘will not transform education’, says FutureLearn chief

14 Oct 2014 | By

Simon Nelson tells Times Higher Education podcast original claims were ‘overhyped and unrealistic’

University teacher training places cut

14 Oct 2014 | Updated: 14 Oct 2014 | By

Universities have suffered a cut in initial teacher training (ITT) places as the government continues to expand its Schools Direct policy

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