Qualifications ‘snobbery’ holds back poorer students Subscription
Traditional ‘royal route’ to a degree holds sway over credit transfers
Russell Group enrolments vary widely across London Subscription
Discrepancies not fully explained by attainment levels, report finds
UKCAT study chimes with Hefce research on contextual admissions
Sadie Creese says institutions’ leaders endanger research by not prioritising digital security
Harvard/MIT platform sees ‘huge demand’ as rival shifts approach
JANET set to feed data-hungry sector Subscription
Jisc’s super-fast network arrives ‘on time and on budget’
Outsourced cleaners at the University of London have vowed to fight on despite being offered improved terms and conditions after a two-day strike.
Work-to-rule may hit academics in pay packet Subscription
Working Time Regulations not as restrictive as UCU thinks, lawyer argues
Academics face the cybercreeps alone Subscription
Study by scholar who was harassed online finds that academics are vulnerable
Australia’s universities don’t consider data burden for ‘traffic light’ reports to be excessive, forum hears
Report calls for overarching body to fill gaps in national ‘framework’
QAA kudos for Bournemouth student support Subscription
Rare recognition by standards watchdog
Cambridge Education Group, which prepares international students for university, has been sold to a private equity firm in a deal worth £185 million.
The government has suspended 23 private colleges from the publicly-funded loans system after a surge in their student numbers.
David Willetts has confirmed that public spending on students at private providers trebled this year.
The Treasury’s stated plan to fund expansion in student places by the sale of loans omits £1.7 billion in lost repayments arising from the sell off.
Shadow universities minister delivers vision for sector in first major speech
Yesterday’s announcement that student number controls are to be abolished has attracted comment from all quarters. Here is a round-up of responses: