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Home Office tightens rules on student visa refusals

Expert warns that new threshold could mean ‘sudden death’ threat for smaller universities

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Some turn away from Turnitin over price and reliability Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

Universities explore alternatives to plagiarism detection software as fees and performance criticised

Get your ideas in tip-top shape with Dr Inventor Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

A new social network for academics aims to offer advice on how to sharpen research proposals as well as suggesting novel paths to explore

Should you Mooc and match?

30 Jul 2014

By Carl Straumsheim, for Inside Higher Ed

More on moocs, technology & new media

Spike in NSS ‘yea-sayers’ could weaken survey data Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Hefce-commissioned report recommends adjusting questions to counter fears that survey is being filled in ‘without sufficient thought’

QAA launches inquiry into London branch campuses

24 Jun 2014 | By

Announcement follows immigration minister’s statement on student visa crackdown

‘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

More on quality & standards

University applications ‘at a high’ for low-income pupils

24 Jul 2014 | By

University applications from school pupils eligible for free school meals have hit a record high, according to the admissions body Ucas.

Ethnic minority applicants to university ‘less likely to receive offers’

23 Jul 2014 | By

Discrepancy exists even allowing for academic record or social background

Outreach activity ramped up at dawn of £9,000 fees Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Les Ebdon claims fee level has not put off poor students as spending to attract them climbs and admissions rise

More on access & admissions

Union clash looms as employers’ pension plans revealed Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Employers propose scrapping final salary scheme to cut USS deficit

Thomas Docherty to face insubordination charge in tribunal Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

September proceedings set for suspended University of Warwick academic who is accused of undermining department head

King’s College was told cutting more staff could be ‘difficult’

17 Jul 2014 | By

Credit agency report came before recent plans to reduce head count

More on employment

Ashridge Business School and Hult International Business School announce tie-up Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

A merger could enable the US school to use Ashridge’s degree-awarding powers

Terence Kealey steps down as Buckingham v-c

04 Jul 2014 | By

Terence Kealey has retired from his position as vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham, the privately funded institution has announced.

Private college singled out by immigration minister hits back

27 Jun 2014 | Updated: 30 Jun 2014 | By

LSBF says many of its students do have the right to work

More on the private sector

Thomas Docherty case: students and alumni drum up online support

01 Aug 2014 | By

The University of Warwick has been ridiculed on social media for its suspension of the prominent critic of higher education policy, Thomas Docherty.

Janet Beer to be first female v-c at University of Liverpool

31 Jul 2014 | By

Janet Beer has been named as the next Liverpool vice-chancellor

Whistleblowers report malpractice and fraud in sector Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

Hefce reveals information from 21 complaints concerning institutions

More on university funding