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FE colleges’ degree-awarding status ‘should be extended’

19 Nov 2014 | By

More further education colleges should have the equivalent of degree-awarding powers to ‘redress’ the technical and academic education balance.

Students march for ‘free education’

19 Nov 2014 | By

Students have been marching in London calling for ‘free education’, in an attempt to push fees back on to the news and political agenda

Clark: Send UK students to India to future-proof relationship

14 Nov 2014 | By

Universities minister announces plan to send 5,000 students a year to the subcontinent during his visit to Delhi

'10 ways to help poorer students into medicine' guide launched

13 Nov 2014 | By

Universities have been urged to use 10 key tactics to boost enrolment in medicine by students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Economics degree course drops 21% in National Student Survey Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Manchester students criticise ‘flagship’ programme’s lack of alternative perspectives

NUS pulls support for ‘free education’ march

04 Nov 2014 | By

The National Union of Students has pulled its backing from this month’s “free education” demonstration

GPA system could lead to lower marks for women in STEM Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

Use of American system involving first-year marks may have ‘depressive effect’ on student grades

Durham to run criminology classes in prisons

29 Oct 2014 | By

Students will join prisoners in what the institution says is a European first

Ten ‘academic’ words that have just made it into the dictionary

23 Oct 2014 | By

New edition of Collins English Dictionary contains raft of new terms

Are students’ unions backing off the hard questions? Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

Battle of Ideas debate asks if policies of “no-platforming” make campuses ‘homogeneous zones of head-nodding’

‘New’ approach to economics courses criticised

11 Oct 2014 | By

A new approach to teaching economics being piloted at eight leading universities has been criticised by campaigners

‘Bellogate’ engulfs UCL email system

09 Oct 2014 | By

University College London has apologised after its email system was hacked, leaving students with thousands of spam emails in their inboxes.

Graham Gibbs on teaching lecturers to teach Subscription

9 October 2014 | By Graham Gibbs

Could training schemes for teachers help to improve student learning? asks Graham Gibbs

Oxford v-c: UK immigration policy is ‘baffling’

07 Oct 2014 | By

The head of the University of Oxford has said he is “baffled” by the UK’s “hostile” student visa system, and called for a shift to evidence-based policymaking

Partnership agreements ‘infantilise’ students, colloquium hears Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

University of West London conference on the work of Roger Brown hears of the drawbacks of higher education marketisation

German reforms give students ‘substantial’ financial boost Subscription

2 October 2014 | By Frances Mechan-Schmidt

Funding burden will shift from Länder to federal government in €825m overhaul. Frances Mechan-Schmidt reports

Swap lecture hall for a beach sometimes, says academic Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

Edinburgh Napier finds that student-led teaching and unconventional classroom settings can boost satisfaction and outcomes

Student paper editor removed over article about alleged rape victim

25 Sep 2014 | By

The editor of a University of Oxford student newspaper has been sacked over an article that critics claimed “slut shamed” an alleged rape victim.

Estates spending up as student expectations increase

24 Sep 2014 | By

Report shows 9 per cent rise in money going on non-residential facilities

Fresher deaths in US spark focus on alcohol abuse

23 Sep 2014

By Jake New, for Inside Higher Ed

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