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Students and Teaching news

Lancaster voted top for halls of residence

22 Jul 2014 | By Victoria Halman

Lancaster University has been voted by students as having the best university halls of residence in the country

Students can make governments fall, but not fees Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

South Korean students’ unions have been wholly ineffective in curbing tuition fee rises, paper finds

US universities ‘failing to investigate sexual assaults’

10 Jul 2014 | By

Survey of institutions by senate subcommittee shows many are failing to meet legal obligations

Heavenly low-exhaust cars: THE exam howlers competition Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

Malapropisms fuel the nominations for the best of this year’s exam bloopers

University of Buckingham’s £35,000-a-year fees not a deterrence Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

UK applicants predominate for first private medical degrees

Analysis: Slow progress on recognition of teaching excellence Subscription

10 July 2014 | By Richard Crook

More universities introduce teaching professorships but rewards still lag behind those for research

Four priorities for slimmer HEA as workforce is halved Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

New workstreams, fewer events and push to attract subscribers could help organisation to achieve self-sufficiency, chief says

Higher Education Academy ‘failing to win over leaders’ Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

Body has impressed rank and file but must convince institution heads of the impact and value of its work, says report

Shootings ‘a wake-up call’, says Berkeley chancellor Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

Welfare and gun checks are part of the shield against campus violence

Spain makes little headway in struggle against plagiarism Subscription

26 June 2014 | By Isabel López Ruiz

Anti-plagiarism policies - where they exist - are still not working

New students ‘have forgotten bulk of A-level knowledge’

25 Jun 2014 | By

Students have forgotten more than half of what they learned in their A levels by their first week of university, a new study says

Video gamers offered scholarships by US university

23 Jun 2014

By Charlie Tyson, for Inside Higher Ed

Cheating common, say Brazil’s students Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

Report points to prevalence of plagiarism and low awareness of academic integrity and referencing conventions

Students call for divestment in fossil fuel firms

17 Jun 2014 | By

A group of students has delivered a petition to Universities UK calling for the sector to stop investing in fossil fuels.

Academics ‘moderate’ students’ political views

16 Jun 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Students ‘relying on payday loans’ to make ends meet

12 Jun 2014 | By

Tens of thousands of undergraduates are relying on payday loans or doorstop lending to fund their studies, a new survey suggests.

National Teaching Fellows announced

12 Jun 2014 | By

UK’s only professor in education for deaf children among those winning fellowships

Complaints to the OIA fall for the first time Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Better university grievance processes may be behind the drop in adjudicator’s caseload

City’s credit-free study appeals to part-timers Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Offering courses without credit afforded City University London more flexibility

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