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‘Good’ degree awards not always in line with intake

Hefce report reveals more firsts and 2:1s than expected at some institutions

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For-profit-owned online provider gains degree-awarding powers

16 Apr 2014 | By

Former RDI shareholders set to gain extra £4 million from US parent as a result

Glyndwr students report teaching gripes and more visa threats Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

International students complain of ‘inadequate’ teaching while hearing their visa sponsorship could again be in jeopardy

Regent’s University London joins UUK

04 Mar 2014 | By

Regent’s University London has become only the second private institution to be admitted to Universities UK.

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Heartbleed bug could leave campus computers open to attack Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Software flaw may affect sensitive data held by two-thirds of universities

Controversial Mooc nearly costs professor his job Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Ebrahim Afsah has ‘chat’ with Iranian secret service about Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World course

Berkeley’s Wikipedian helps unlock scholarly silos Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

California institution is first university to hire its own online encyclopedia editor in residence

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No winner in conflict that led to researcher’s dismissal Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Imperial College London ‘acted reasonably’ in sacking of geneticist who was harassed by Philippe Froguel

Berkeley’s Wikipedian helps unlock scholarly silos Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

California institution is first university to hire its own online encyclopedia editor in residence

UCU postpones marking boycott after new pay offer

16 Apr 2014 | By

The University and College Union has agreed to postpone its planned boycott of marking after employers made a 2 per cent pay offer for next year.

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Bus crash tragedy reveals value of outreach

14 Apr 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Recruitment trends favour the selective Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Universities with high tariffs gain most under new fees regime, Hefce finds

A-level changes criticised by scientific community

09 Apr 2014 | By

Scientists have reacted angrily to changes in A-level content announced by Michael Gove.

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‘Good’ degree awards not always in line with intake Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Hefce report reveals more firsts and 2:1s than expected at some institutions

Revolutionary road to higher standards in Ukraine Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Nation’s universities to face QAA-style scrutiny under new regime

Universities warned over ‘sleepwalking’ into Ofsted-style regime

25 Mar 2014 | By

Higher education may be “sleepwalking” towards a new quality control system based on Ofsted-style inspections, a leading sector figure has warned.

More on quality & standards

Cardiff University forced to hold fire on Griff Rhys Jones Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

‘Indignant’ academics block comic’s ‘preordained’ appointment as the university’s chancellor

Universities refuse UCU request for pay minutes

11 Apr 2014 | By

Four-fifths of institutions fail to release details on how v-c salary was set

Griff Rhys Jones' appointment as Cardiff chancellor delayed

11 Apr 2014 | By

Matter referred back to university council ‘for further discussion’

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