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Students and Teaching news

Women in STEM ‘sole focus’ of gender imbalance debate Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

More men must be encouraged into female-dominated areas such as nursing and teaching, says Ucas chief

Turnitin: learning aid or cheaters’ helper? Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

Students’ use of plagiarism software is educational, firm and some scholars say

Aberystwyth’s surge into action to keep students safe from storm Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

Pro vice-chancellor John Grattan recalls his hastily constructed plan of action in the face of the January storms

Not the standard model: the physics of pole dancing Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

A University of Sheffield scientist is using pole dancing to make his subject more accessible

Manchester students take on economics curriculum in report

22 Apr 2014 | By

The economics curriculum at the University of Manchester is too narrow and is stifling innovation, according to a student action group.

Part-time student fall ‘mainly due to non-degree courses’

22 Apr 2014 | By

Hefce analysis shows degree study not so badly affected

New NUS officer vows to end privilege in postgraduate study Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Megan Dunn, the vice-president for higher education, wants an end to ‘middle-class playground’ of higher degrees

Birkbeck’s shorter part-time degrees appeal to teenagers Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

University boosted by three-year model as young flock to evening classes

Let us learn in our own language, says Algerian scholar Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Use of English and French in Middle Eastern universities creates a divisive elite, argues Inam Bioud

HEA future unclear as councils cut off the cash Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Redundancy talks start as body prepares for loss of grant support by 2017

Warwick exposé helped bring it success Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Students’ revelation of university’s clandestine activities worked in its favour long-term

Universities risk missing out on higher apprenticeships Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Revamped schemes could bypass institutions unless they get aboard, sector warned

Toni Pearce re-elected NUS president

09 Apr 2014 | By

Toni Pearce has been re-elected as the president of the National Union of Students in a landslide victory

NUS blasts David Willetts over changes to disabled students’ support

07 Apr 2014 | By

David Willetts is “arrogant and out of touch” in seeking “unfair” cuts to disabled students’ funding, according to the National Union of Students.

STEM majors growing in US, suggests research

07 Apr 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Race discrimination in universities still a problem, reports survey

06 Apr 2014 | By

Nearly 60 per cent of black and minority ethnic higher education staff and students questioned for a survey feel they have been discriminated against

More data can lead to poor student choices, Hefce learns Subscription

3 April 2014 | By

Overwhelmed university applicants filter out information to cope, research finds

Resolve student complaints within set time limits, says OIA Subscription

3 April 2014 | By

Draft Good Practice Framework proposes adoption of early dispute resolution approach

Durham v-c wanted student paper ‘to be an advertisement’ Subscription

3 April 2014 | By

Former Palatinate editors claim they feared expulsion after intervention by Chris Higgins

Sir Eric Thomas: plunge in part-time study now ‘much higher priority’ Subscription

3 April 2014 | By

Bristol v-c admits he did not know who was in charge of policy at his institution when he led UUK review

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