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Students and Teaching news

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

No standard offering of aid for dyslexia Subscription

3 April 2014 | By Barbara Speed

Efforts to help identify and support students vary widely among institutions

‘Wolf of Northampton’ Nick Petford defended after criticism

02 Apr 2014 | By

UCU letter calls celebration of ‘laddish’ behaviour ‘disturbing’

UK has ‘lowest drop-out rate in Europe’

01 Apr 2014 | By

The UK has the lowest higher education drop-out rate in Europe, a new study shows.

GCHQ watches over cyber security degrees

30 Mar 2014 | By

GCHQ, the UK’s surveillance agency, is to offer official certification for master’s degrees in cyber security.

‘Disengagement pacts’ keep peace on campus Subscription

27 March 2014 | By

Study claims lecturers go easy on workload and grading in unspoken agreement with students who give them a high teaching rating

Manchester economics students withhold NSS cooperation over curriculum demands Subscription

27 March 2014 | By

Post-Crash Economics Society campaigners threaten negative feedback in National Student Survey in bid to be offered alternative course modules

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