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Graduate calls University College Suffolk ‘unhealthy’ for black students Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Jason Haye says his 2.2 degree would have been higher but for institution’s environment, citing artist Maggi Hambling’s ‘slave’ comments

Vivas could help prevent cheating in Gulf Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Study suggests that unannounced oral exams can encourage integrity and engage students

Campus ‘slackers’ kicked into gear Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Lecturer finds a way to make the ‘social loafers’ in class pull their weight in group assignments

Studying in London comes at a price

16 Aug 2014 | By

Cost of living in student accommodation in capital revealed

Clearing quieter after A-level results

15 Aug 2014 | By

University clearing is marginally less busy than last year thanks to record numbers of confirmed acceptances, initial reports suggest.

A-level results day to herald record student numbers

14 Aug 2014 | By

The number of students starting university or college is likely to top 500,000 for the first time.

National Student Survey: non-Russell Group universities lead in satisfaction stakes Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Medium-sized research-intensives come out on top in this year’s NSS

Clearing 'scramble' will be less severe, claim vice-chancellors Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

University chiefs forecast a lower level of activity despite 30,000 extra student places

Underemployed graduates ‘stay in stepping-stone jobs too long’ Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Graduates in non-graduate occupations - ‘gringos’ - are not hunting for roles that use their higher education skills, say academics

Upscaling dean claims his actions compensated for disgruntled Swansea staff Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Head of Swansea University School of Management also complains about external examiner’s behaviour

Refer-a-friend schemes: wise or desperate? Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Glyndwr University offers £200 to entice new students with US-style marketing technique

Wikimania: student medics get credit for webside manner Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Conference hears from academics about the benefits of building Wikipedia into higher education teaching and learning

Your views on the NSS: "about as scientifically useful as TripAdvisor"

13 Aug 2014 | By

The NSS does not give an accurate representation of student feeling, according to more than half of university staff responding to a straw poll.

National Student Survey 2014 results show record levels of satisfaction

12 Aug 2014 | By

Students are most satisfied with teaching, least happy with assessment and feedback

NUS Israel boycott 'rewards Hamas child death strategy', student claims

08 Aug 2014 | By

A University of Cambridge student has accused the NUS of encouraging Hamas to ensure “as many children as possible die” through its Israel boycott

Sinister buttocks? Roget would blush at the crafty cheek Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

Middlesex lecturer gets to the bottom of meaningless phrases found while marking essays

Graduate migration to cities displaces less well-educated Subscription

7 August 2014 | By Jon Marcus

The urban dreams of those with degrees are driving up prices in US metropolitan hubs and driving out those with no tertiary education

Emulate Plato and Steve Jobs, university educators hear Subscription

7 August 2014

Apple director and Open University v-c tell Universia International Presidents’ Meeting 2014 in Brazil to think pedagogy, not technology

University of Bedfordshire can resume overseas student recruitment

06 Aug 2014 | By

Bedfordshire has been told by the Home Office that it can resume its recruitment of international students

Students 'not prepared' for results day

06 Aug 2014 | By

Many university applicants do not have a back-up plan if they fail to achieve the grades they need for their preferred course, a new survey says

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