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

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

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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

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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

BBC helps produce First World War Moocs

24 Jul 2014 | By

Four UK universities are teaming up with the BBC to produce massive open online courses about the First World War

Mooc makeover saves refugee course Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

A shift in method of delivery rescued an interpretation programme for Dadaab camp inhabitants from closure

Reputations at risk as platforms fail to screen Moocs Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

Poor-quality courses on platforms such as Coursera, edX and Udacity could cause reputational damage to universities, says Oxford expert

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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

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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

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Analysis: why are v-cs heading for the door? Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Reasons for a spate of exits include more pressure and pension limits

The Leicester legacy that Bob Burgess built Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Departing vice-chancellor’s 15 years on the job helped to cement a Midlands university’s reputation

New Imperial College president reveals pay

19 Jul 2014 | By

The new American president of Imperial College London has chosen to disclose her £421,000 pay package before she even starts in the job.

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