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  1. April 7, 2014

    Closing the doors to foreign students

    Universities are a great asset for the British economy. A report last week by Universities UK estimated that their direct...

  2. April 3, 2014

    Minister proposes university campuses to revive towns

    A minister has urged the creation of university campuses in economic “cold spots” in a bid to revive towns needing...

  1. April 3, 2014

    Universities’ contribution to economy rises 25% in five years

    UK universities contribute £73bn to the country’s economy, an increase of nearly a quarter during the past five years,...

  2. June 5, 2013

    Immigration crackdown hits university numbers

    UK universities have suffered major declines in the numbers of students from countries such as India, Pakistan and Saudi...

  3. April 10, 2013

    MI5 warns universities on cyber spying

    UK security services have warned universities to be more vigilant in protecting themselves against cyber attacks by foreign...

  4. March 4, 2013

    Migration limits continue to hurt UK business schools

    UK business schools have been joined by Members of Parliament in supporting changes to current migration laws that restrict...

  5. February 17, 2013

    PM to walk migrant tightrope in India

    David Cameron arrives in India this week with plans to snatch a $20bn jet fighter deal from the French and forge closer...

  6. November 9, 2012

    A-level resits banned in same academic year

    Pupils will no longer be able to resit A-level exams within the same academic year, following a change to the rules...

  7. September 21, 2012

    London Met’s foreign students win reprieve

    Foreign students at London Metropolitan University can stay in the UK temporarily and continue their courses for the time...

  8. September 6, 2012

    Indians and Brazilians vie to study in UK

    For young Indians, it is a big and costly step to study in the UK. The journey often starts with a dubious agency in their...

  9. September 6, 2012

    Foreign student migration rules attacked

    Britain’s ability to expand its share of the overseas student market is in jeopardy because the government is counting...

  10. August 30, 2012

    Echoes of London Met’s last crisis

    The UK Border Agency’s decision to revoke London Metropolitan University’s status as a “highly trusted sponsor” for visas...

  11. August 29, 2012

    London Metropolitan student visa rights revoked

    Thousands of non-EU students at London Metropolitan University have 60 days to find a course at another institution or get...

  12. August 27, 2012

    Universities unsure of undergraduate numbers

    Many universities still do not know how many undergraduates will start courses next month as vice-chancellors fear the...

  13. July 9, 2012

    Applications fall at English universities

    University applications have fallen in England in the face of rising tuition fees at the country’s universities, according...

  14. May 31, 2012

    Home Office hits back at university plea

    The Home Office hit back at recent calls from British universities for foreign students to be excluded from the government’s...

  15. May 17, 2012

    Higher fees do not bring more teaching hours

    The trebling of university tuition fees did not lead to an increase in teaching hours for undergraduate students, according...

  16. April 13, 2012

    Pakistan students face stricter visa tests

    Pakistani applicants for visas to study in Britain will be interviewed face-to-face after concerns that up to 40 per cent of...

  17. April 3, 2012

    Universities want old-school A-levels

    Universities want a return to the traditional structure of A-levels, with pupils largely judged once again on a single burst...

  18. April 3, 2012

    Gove boosts universities’ role in A-levels

    Exam boards could be required to consult universities when designing A-level qualifications within two years, under...

  19. February 23, 2012

    Institutions seek business skills but barriers to entry are high

    Senior management positions in the higher education sector demand a range of attributes: the requirements for academic...

  20. February 13, 2012

    Move to tighten foreign student rules

    Foreign students will need to earn at least £20,000 a year and work for “reputable” Home Office-approved companies only if...

  21. October 17, 2011

    University students up 25% in 10 years

    Universities are educating more than one-quarter more students than they did 10 years ago, with the number of full-time...

  22. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2011

    What is the social impact of university worth?

    A university is often valued by the amount its students go on to earn and how much they contribute to economic growth. For a...

  23. June 8, 2011

    A degree of fame is the ticket to success

    The philosopher A.C. Grayling has announced plans for a new private college of humanities stuffed to the gills with...

  24. June 7, 2011

    Call to name universities in trouble

    Regulators should name universities deemed to be “at higher risk” of financial difficulty rather than keeping the...

  25. March 17, 2011

    Ministers warned over visa curbs on students

    Ministers have been praised for making it easier for rich and entrepreneurial foreigners to come to Britain, but faced...

  26. February 25, 2011

    Private suppliers to enter university system

    More private companies and community colleges will be allowed into the UK university system under plans to inject...

  27. January 26, 2011

    Call to scrap UK student visa restrictions

    Higher education leaders are fighting back against government plans to restrict the number of students entering Britain,...

  28. January 5, 2011

    Universities eye ‘airline pricing’ to fill up courses

    Ministers are considering whether to allow universities to charge students from within the European Union different prices...

  29. December 7, 2010

    New plans to curb non-EU students

    Thousands of non-European graduates from British universities will be forced to leave the country even if they want to seek...

  30. December 5, 2010

    Rush to finalise rules for intake of 2012

    Ministers are hurrying to decide the future of English universities so institutions and students can prepare for the...

  31. November 3, 2010

    Willetts announces tripling of fees cap

    The maximum fee that universities are allowed to charge will triple and the interest rate on student loans will rise to up...

  32. September 21, 2010

    University teaching funds in line of fire

    Universities could be forced to double tuition fees on some courses just to preserve their current income under plans that...

  33. September 13, 2010

    Universities ill-prepared for cuts

    British universities are in a weaker financial position than last year, leaving some institutions ill-prepared for the...

  34. June 12, 2010

    Doubts rise over tuition fees increase

    A substantial rise in tuition fees – seen by many universities as the answer to their financial shortfalls – may be...

  35. June 9, 2010

    Warning over obstacles to tuition fees rise

    A substantial rise in tuition fees - seen by many universities as the answer to their financial shortfalls - may be...

  36. May 25, 2010

    Boost to student numbers will be halved

    The coalition government is to rein in one of the few eye-catching new spending promises made in Labour's spring Budget - an...

  37. May 24, 2010

    Rise in student numbers to be halved

    Holding court: Chancellor George Osborne and chief secretary David Laws give details of the cuts at a press conference in...

  38. May 18, 2010

    Fees will have to increase, university chiefs say

    University heads have come out en masse in favour of a rise in tuition fees for students.The recommendation by Universities...

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