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Students and Teaching news

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’

Durham University students to protest against accommodation fees

21 Feb 2015 | By

Durham students are calling for a freeze on accommodation costs after being hit with a 20 per cent hike over the past three years

Diversity driving demand for university mental health services Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Steve West says wider cohort needs more support as UUK launches new guidelines for institutions on supporting students

Bullying of LGBT students leading to dropouts Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

European study sounds the alarm over how mistreatment can harm retention

‘Learning gain’: did students bulk up in mental muscle? Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Could US moves to measure undergraduates’ improvements in critical thinking, writing and other skills spread to the UK?

Mental Health Day helps students share experiences

18 Feb 2015 | By

More than 50 higher education institutions are taking part in University Mental Health Day today.

Hutton: cut fees to £3K for poorest

17 Feb 2015 | By

Students from poor families should pay tuition fees of only £3,000 a year, according to the chair of the Independent Commission on Fees

Trebling of fees had 'no major impact' on student mental health

16 Feb 2015 | By

A study has found no evidence that higher tuition fees affect student mental health in the long term

New student mental health guidance for universities launched

13 Feb 2015 | By

Official guidance for universities on how to support students with mental health problems has been updated

SLC pays out £200m too much in grants Subscription

12 February 2015 | By Alex Longley

FoI request finds that £132m is still outstanding despite a fall in total overpayments

Medic heads to appeal court in UCL degree battle Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Viral Thakerar dissatisfied with an OIA judgement restricted by university’s destruction of relevant exam documents

Student housing shortages: battle to end close quarter struggles Subscription

12 February 2015 | By Matthew Field

With the recruitment cap lifting, accommodation is a hot issue

Durham responds after third student river death

07 Feb 2015 | By

A night-time safety campaign has been launched by Durham University after three students died in the River Wear in the space of 14 months

Comprehensive school to offer degree and teaching qualification

06 Feb 2015 | By Times Higher Education Staff

A London comprehensive is to offer a degree to encourage more students to pursue higher education and a career in teaching

Students facing ‘unlawful’ small print at almost 30 universities

05 Feb 2015 | By

Many universities are using “unlawful” terms allowing them to make “unfair” changes to courses midway through a degree, a consumer watchdog has said

The lines on free speech are becoming blurred Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

Compilers of a league table say fear of offending students has gone too far

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

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