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Students and Teaching news

TED winner shows what children can learn with their heads in the cloud Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Newcastle scholar Sugata Mitra’s $1 million prize helps fund self-organised learning environments worldwide

Racial profiling on campus: debate reignited

26 Jan 2015

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Analysis: are EU students feeling the squeeze? Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

A comparison of student-to-staff ratios and spending per student across Europe

Professional golf degree launched in Scotland

21 Jan 2015 | By

Nothing is out of bounds when it comes to higher education, it seems – with the launch of Scotland’s first degree in professional golf

Sussex told to compensate student protesters over suspensions

21 Jan 2015 | By

The University of Sussex should not have suspended four students after a protest and should pay compensation, the sector’s complaints body has found

Universities give out more firsts and 2:1s

15 Jan 2015 | By

The number of students awarded a first-class degree soared by 14 per cent last year.

Fine arts suffer class bias in National Student Survey, study says Subscription

15 January 2015 | By Joe Sandler Clarke

Researchers argue that nature of teaching in subjects means that they cannot score highly in survey

Universities ‘ignoring’ sexual harassment issue, says NUS

14 Jan 2015 | By Joe Sandler Clarke

The National Union of Students has accused universities of being ‘prepared to ignore’ incidents of sexual assault and harassment on campus

Durham University rent covers bed, board and investment costs Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

Email reveals that a third of accommodation payments is spent on capital and borrowing expenditure

Term date shift cuts UEL students' access to loans Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

Students’ union objects to change that will make thousands ineligible for extra weeks of support via ‘long courses loans’

Universities share £200m STEM funding

08 Dec 2014 | By

More than 70 universities and colleges will share £200 million to boost teaching facilities in science, technology, engineering and maths

UCU calls for better advice on university for young people

08 Dec 2014 | By Times Higher Education Staff

Move follows survey highlighting gulf between social classes on guidance

Student charters should be ‘brought to life’, says report

06 Dec 2014 | By

Universities need to do more to “bring to life” their student charters, which set out what students can expect of their higher education experience

Police use CS spray to tackle Warwick student protest

04 Dec 2014 | By

Police drew a taser and used CS spray at a student protest at the University of Warwick, on a day of demonstrations across higher education.

Fees and cuts campaign embarks on fresh ‘day of action’

03 Dec 2014 | By

Student activists are taking part in what they describe as “a day of action for free education while the government delivers another round of cuts”

US associate professor challenged for ‘promoting religious beliefs’

01 Dec 2014

By Colleen Flaherty, for Inside Higher Ed

Early Ucas applications down

27 Nov 2014 | By

The number of UK students who have applied early to university has fallen by 3 per cent, new interim figures show

£9K fees may fuel rise in split degrees Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

More study divided between college and university could be on the horizon, expert says

Occupation at Birmingham as protesters call for nationwide action

26 Nov 2014 | By

A group of University of Birmingham students occupied one of its main buildings, calling for free education and the right to protest

Degree apprenticeships to offer 'no-fee HE'

26 Nov 2014 | By

The government is to unveil a range of courses allowing young people to complete a full honours degree while working, without having to pay fees

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