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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

Grad Diary reveals graduate numeracy league table Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

‘Bit of fun’ rankings grows out of practice tests on website for jobseekers

‘They took me on trust’: from the streets to higher education pathways Subscription

18 September 2014 | By Martin Herron

A rough sleeper turned Exeter philosophy undergraduate credits the help of Northern College’s access course

Students’ last-minute submissions score lower, study finds Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Universities have a duty to help procrastinators improve study habits, say researchers

'Gay friendly' UK universities named

17 Sep 2014 | By

Six universities have scored full marks in an assessment of how gay friendly the UK’s higher education institutions are.

NUS to hold "free education" demo

17 Sep 2014 | By

The National Union of Students has voted to hold a national demonstration in support of “free education”.

NUS: sexual harassment 'rife' on campus

15 Sep 2014 | By

More than a third of female students have been groped or touched inappropriately while at university, according to a new survey.

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