Graduate teaching assistants are campaigning to improve temporary workers’ low pay and poor treatment. How is the battle going?
Lincoln Allison argues that it is becoming harder for academics to share controversial ideas
Ellie Bothwell introduces our four ‘innovation indicators’ and reveals the strongest performers as we visualise a new ranking based on university-industry collaboration
Three academics examine buildings, art and statues that arguably have no place on a campus in 2015
Postgraduate loans are around the corner; will they drive fees up?
Six academics share their experiences before delivering a verdict on the system
Universities were once urged to ape the governance models of the Square Mile, but big business could learn from some collegiate practices, suggests Malcolm Gillies
Are such treasures art for art’s sake, v-cs’ follies or vital assets that further institutional missions?
The big game-changer ahead may not be plans to ‘root out bad teaching’ via a TEF, but a shift to light-touch quality assessment
Nick Hillman examines the endurance of the boarding school model of higher education
As a vague policy commitment moves towards reality, Jack Grove assesses the potential ways and means
After Tory victory in the general election, an EU exit could become reality. We hear from both sides of the debate
Academic Victoria Fontan has borne witness to Iraq’s unfolding tragedy. She discusses encounters with Islamic State and US troops and her fears for the country’s future
Even centuries ago, student misconduct and violence vexed townspeople and authorities. The behaviour, says one scholar, highlights negative stereotypes and socio-political tensions
Amid concerns about the growing use – and abuse – of quantitative measures in universities, a major new review examines the role of metrics in the assessment of research, from the REF to performance management
Six early career researchers reflect on their experiences
With Hungary accused of ‘undermining democratic values’, Malcolm Gillies considers to what extent universities with a liberal mission can flourish in ‘illiberal’ societies
Peer review is often thought of as ancient and unchanging, but it is neither – and it shouldn’t be treated as a sacred cow, argues Aileen Fyfe
What are the key issues local union branches are dealing with, and how do they manage relationships with institutions in what many activists argue is an increasingly confrontational environment?
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