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Students and Teaching news

Ask teacherbot: are robots the answer? Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

A digital tool created by the University of Edinburgh uses Twitter to engage with Mooc learners

Staff adrift over how to handle cyberbullying Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Many university employees say their institution has no policy on how to tackle online abuse

Edinburgh students stage sit-in after fossil fuels decision

13 May 2015 | By

Students angry at institution’s failure to move to full divestment

Oxford sex assault policy case dismissed

08 May 2015 | By

The University of Oxford alumna hoping to sue the institution over its sexual assault investigation policy has had her case thrown out

Oxford alumna takes university to court over sexual assault policy

07 May 2015 | By

A former student of the University of Oxford has launched a legal challenge against her alma mater over its policy on investigating rape allegations

OECD’s Ahelo project could transform university hierarchy Subscription

7 May 2015 | By

The UK must decide by 31 May whether to take the next step in a project aiming to measure learning outcomes at a global level

Dearth of black history students explored Subscription

7 May 2015 | By

Forum probes lack of UK students of African and Caribbean heritage taking history degrees, and its echoes in schoolteacher and lecturer cohorts

Student accommodation satisfaction ‘falling’, figures suggest

02 May 2015 | By

Despite students reporting increasing levels of satisfaction with UK higher education, one area is bucking the trend: university accommodation.

LSE ends occupation and states 'desire to tackle inequality'

01 May 2015 | By

A student occupation at the London School of Economics has come to an “amicable end”, according to the institution – although protesters said there were “legal threats”.

Unite to fight for common goals, NUS president-elect tells activists Subscription

30 April 2015 | By

Megan Dunn sets out priorities as she defends the right to occupy

Swastika row raises issues at George Washington

28 Apr 2015

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Drag studies module launched by Edge Hill

23 Apr 2015 | By

A university has launched what it claims is the UK’s first module in ‘drag studies’

Hundreds fail to spot plagiarism Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Study reveals half of students skip over attribution and many have lenient views on punishment for cheats

Beware spread of laddism, universities told Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Awareness of the impact of lad culture and the specific behaviours associated with it needs to be increased, conference hears

Megan Dunn elected next NUS president

22 Apr 2015 | By

Former vice-president promises to focus on tackling cost of living crisis

NUS officer class stands apart in its lack of diversity Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Study finds union leadership to be unreflective of the students they represent, being still dominated by middle-class white men

Student-consultants: cut-price advice from campuses Subscription

16 April 2015 | By Jon Marcus

Those studying at Arizona State and other universities are in demand as firms across the US seek fresh business insights, says Jon Marcus

American Sniper campus screening banned then reinstated

13 Apr 2015

By Jake New, for Inside Higher Ed

UAL takes legal action against student occupiers

11 Apr 2015 | By

The University of the Arts London is taking legal action to evict students who have staged a three-week occupation of one of its art schools.

Big student vote coming in election, survey suggests

10 Apr 2015 | By Tom Osborne

Students are planning to vote in huge numbers in the general election, according to a survey, despite many lacking faith that doing so will help improve their lives.

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