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Undergraduate teaching cost put at less than £8k

Teaching postgraduates costs £11,300 on average while the figure for undergraduates is £7,700, according to a study for England’s funding council.

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Report praises expansion of private colleges Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

CentreForum thinktank argues that rapid growth has been a ‘good thing’ and that private institutions have been subjected to unfair regulation

BIS tight-lipped over private refusals Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Two big providers again make the designated list but few details offered about others

Private medical college decries poor diagnosis Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

University of Buckingham says academic standards at Medipathways College, whose courses it validates, ‘remain strong’ despite QAA report

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HE in FE report finds room for improvement

19 Dec 2014 | By

Nearly one in three English further education colleges offering higher education that were reviewed last year have been told to make improvements

Brazil's main concern is research quality at its universities, says adviser Subscription

13 November 2014 | By Donna Bowater

Rise in the number of private institutions is blamed for slipping standards

QAA clears Anglia Ruskin after ‘dumbing down’ complaint

28 Oct 2014 | By

Former employee made claims about standards on electronics course

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Ebola tackled in new FutureLearn Moocs

02 Dec 2014 | By

Two massive open online courses that aim to educate people about the rapid spread of Ebola have been launched by UK universities

Student-designed feedback software wins share of Jisc funding

30 Nov 2014 | By

Unitu development led by Southampton graduate

Making Moocs social is the next challenge Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Finding ways to engage thousands of people in discussion online is set to change the higher education landscape

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Undergraduate teaching cost put at less than £8k

20 Dec 2014 | By

Teaching postgraduates costs £11,300 on average while the figure for undergraduates is £7,700, according to a study for England’s funding council.

Salford v-c’s exit follows change in council chair Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Upper-level turbulence hits another institution in a rough year for university leaders

New code for university governing councils published

16 Dec 2014 | By

A new code for UK university governing bodies aims to be a “bulwark against over-regulation”, as governance tensions rise in the sector

More on university funding

Ucas report suggests fall in entrance grades at selective universities

19 Dec 2014 | By

The proportion of university applicants entering the most selective institutions with the highest grades has continued to fall, a new report says

Half of schools ‘had no medicine applicants’

10 Dec 2014 | By

Half of schools in Britain did not provide a single applicant to medicine over a three-year period, a new study shows

Ucas stats: 15,000 more male applicants have physics A level

21 Nov 2014 | By

There are about 15,000 more 18-year-old boys with an A level in physics applying to university than girls, according to new statistics

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REF year saw more on teaching-only contracts

18 Dec 2014 | By

More academics were employed on teaching-only contracts around the time of the research excellence framework deadline, new figures show

University of Kent lecturer’s age discrimination claim to be reheard Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Appeal tribunal overturns dismissal of case brought by Stephen Games over university’s PhD requirement

Warwick academics ‘treated like City traders’ with financial targets Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

UCU official attacks redundancy criteria at the university amid calls to reverse ‘dangerous’ process

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