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Students occupy buildings at London universities

26 Mar 2015 | By

University of the Arts London, LSE and King’s all involved

After ‘misuse’ claims, new checks on aid for disabled students Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

BIS confirms changes as NAO and PAC investigate company for over-payments

Does the sector need a ‘teaching REF’? Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

John Morgan examines the progress of a vision of parity between pedagogy and research

Cheating is rife in Russia, finds student survey Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Tolerance of dishonesty high in system where one in seven cheats in exams

Writtle College gains degree awarding powers

25 Mar 2015 | By

Specialist higher education institution Writtle College has been granted the power to award its own degrees.

Drop-out rate remains at record low

25 Mar 2015 | By

New Hesa stats also show proportion of new undergraduates from state school at almost 90%

Students need better pastoral care, say private schools

24 Mar 2015 | By

Headteachers from some of the UK’s top private schools have called on universities to improve pastoral and academic support for first-year students

Students occupy art school over cuts plan

23 Mar 2015 | By

Students have occupied a London art school in protest over cuts to foundation courses.

Black student’s injuries during arrest spark anger

23 Mar 2015

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Turn the page on fairy tale economics, says Monty Python star Subscription

19 March 2015 | By

Universities must be realistic about crashes and capitalism, says Terry Jones ahead of the premiere of documentary Boom Bust Boom

Catholic liberal arts college puts faith in masterpieces Subscription

19 March 2015 | By

Students at Benedictus will spend half their course outside the classroom ‘studying from the object’

Firm got millions in student support money despite ‘conflict of interest’

13 Mar 2015 | Updated: 13 Mar 2015 | By

A learning support company received millions of pounds of public money despite undertaking student disability assessments itself, a new report says.

Universities warned over breaching consumer law

12 Mar 2015 | By

Competition and Markets Authority advice addresses terms and conditions for students

Oxford students’ demand for counselling shoots up Subscription

12 March 2015 | By ,

FoI request shows large rise, which university puts down to more awareness

King’s College London to use former BBC World Service HQ

10 Mar 2015 | By

King’s is to take over Bush House, the former home of the BBC World Service

Les Ebdon pulls out of event attended by ‘loan-day lender’

07 Mar 2015 | By

England’s university access tsar boycotted a conference on student welfare after a controversial lending firm was also invited to speak

Checking up on teaching standards Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Are the best assessors your colleagues, or external observers?

DSA cuts plans face High Court scrutiny

03 Mar 2015 | By

Controversial cuts to Disabled Students’ Allowance are to be subject to a legal challenge

Offa: removing cap removes excuses on lack of poor students Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Regulator wants elite universities to set ‘challenging targets’ on admissions as student number controls end in autumn

Lower scores for Asian staff on Rate My Professors website Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Postgrad’s study questions reliability of results on staff evaluation website as US students seek ‘easiest A’

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