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£9K doesn’t cut it: fees may need to go up, says Tory MP

Revised system is close to exceeding cost of its predecessor, Tory policy adviser Margot James tells event at party conference

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Beware IT crowd: Facebook hubs may influence grades Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

Lecturers urged to consider impact of informal support groups for courses

Encourage students’ identities to flourish, says Galway academic

07 Sep 2014 | By

Learning technology conference keynote explores student, and scholarly, online presence

National data centre for academics goes live Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

The UK’s first shared hub for medical and academic research will initially serve six scientific and academic organisations

More on moocs, technology & new media

London Met v-c outlines future strategy Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

As full visa licence is restored, focus moves to student experience

Purcell set to have showdown meeting with senior figures at Plymouth Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

Suspended v-c still wants her job back as details about legal bills are disclosed

Plymouth chair of governors stands down

30 Sep 2014 | By

Former judge says focus on him is distraction from investigation into v-c

More on university funding

QAA to investigate Saudi students’ exam resits Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

University of Bedfordshire accused of giving those sponsored by Saudi Arabian government preferential treatment

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

More on quality & standards

Labour to table Lords amendment on private colleges

10 Sep 2014 | By

Private colleges would need to subscribe to the higher education ombudsman service under plans proposed by the Labour Party.

Investigated private college granted further loan access

29 Aug 2014 | By

A private college that was the subject of a newspaper investigation has been given continued permission by the government to access public funds.

State turns to Pearson for help placing for-profit outcasts Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Thousands of students may be stranded as colleges lose student loan access

More on the private sector

Fall in top A-level applicants gives BTEC entrants a boost Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

Ucas shows more high-tariff places going to those with vocational qualifications

US college offers video application option

08 Sep 2014

By Scott Jaschik, forInside Higher Ed

Opening of private medical school delayed after GMC raises concerns Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

Uclan will recruit senior staff and secure student placement before course begins in September 2015

More on access & admissions

Don’t tell me to park my privilege Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

Plans for a car park permit system at Bath Spa disputed by unions

Pension plans would cost staff ‘tens of thousands’, says union

29 Sep 2014 | By

University staff would see “tens of thousands of pounds a year wiped off their pensions” if Universities UK plans for change are introduced.

Star salaries blamed for pension burnout Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

Higher pay for top researchers may have caused the end of final salary scheme

More on employment