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USS reforms seen as ‘radical attack’ on pensions

UUK’s proposed hybrid scheme could result in losses of £20,000 a year

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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

UK students join Minerva Schools’ fledgling class Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

US for-profit start-up institution’s peripatetic, online-delivered degree draws undergraduates keen to try something different

More on moocs, technology & new media

Manchester Met chair of governors resigns over rejection of v-c appointment by board Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Current vice-chancellor to stay on until June 2015

More academic leaders from arts than science Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Hefce data reveals 70 per cent of department heads from arts, humanities and social science disciplines

Call to use Carnegie Classification in UK Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

US analysis of institution’s diverse missions can supplement ‘simplistic’ league tables focusing on research, says scholar

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

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

University participation rate fell back in 2012-13

28 August 2014 | By

Introduction of higher fees led to a bulge in numbers the year before, report says

More on access & admissions

USS reforms seen as ‘radical attack’ on pensions Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

UUK’s proposed hybrid scheme could result in losses of £20,000 a year

THE’s Best University Workplace Survey 2015: take part Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

How good is your working life? Tell us your experiences in our online audit

Times Higher Education Best University Workplace survey

17 Sep 2014

Tell us what you love (or loathe) about your institution

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