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  1. September 18, 2014

    Thirty years on, little has changed even for Cambridge alumnae Barbara Stocking

    On entering Cambridge university’s Murray Edwards College you come face to face with a life-size wooden Trojan Horse. This...

  2. September 18, 2014

    Universities to face ‘severe strain’

    UK higher education will come under “severe strain” after the next general election because of spending cuts and the costs...

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  1. September 17, 2014

    MPs say loopholes in regulation of academies must be closed

    Loopholes in the regulation of academies that allow trustees to gain financially from the schools they oversee must be...

  2. September 16, 2014

    Brace of British universities ranked in global top three

    Two of the world’s three top universities are British, according to an annual survey of the world’s leading higher education...

  3. September 1, 2014

    Four out of five universities plan to invest in new facilities

    Four out of five university finance directors are planning significant increases in capital expenditure over the next year...

  4. August 31, 2014

    Imperial College London’s new head welcomes political promotion of science

    In the heated debate that followed Pfizer’s attempted takeover of AstraZeneca earlier this year, the government’s attempts...

  5. August 25, 2014

    Clegg calls for relaxation of visa rules in battle for skilled workers

    Nick Clegg has called for a relaxation of visa rules for students and IT workers from India and other non-EU countries, amid...

  6. August 24, 2014

    Women lag behind men in graduate-level job hunt

    Fewer women graduating from Britain’s top universities gain graduate-level jobs than their male peers, according to research...

  7. August 15, 2014

    Leicester is cheaper by degrees

    Leicester is the most affordable destination in Britain for new undergraduate students, who can expect to spend about £196 a...

  8. August 15, 2014

    Should we invest a student loan?

    My son is heading to university this September and we are wondering whether to pay for his tuition fees upfront. Given that...

  9. August 14, 2014

    University admissions poised to top 500,000

    One of the anomalies of this year’s A-level results is that more school leavers than ever will be going to UK universities,...

  10. August 13, 2014

    North needs to retain its tech graduates, says think-tank

    The southern flight of talented graduates from northern universities may have a detrimental impact on the British...

  11. August 8, 2014

    UK universities offer cash and memberships to lure bright students

    British universities are competing to attract the brightest students with offers of laptops, cash prizes and sports club...

  12. August 8, 2014

    Higher education will leave many students financially crippled

    On these glorious August days, anxious 18-year-olds across the country are glued to their computers, obsessively refreshing...

  13. August 8, 2014

    Universities need to embrace entrepreneurship

    About 18 months ago I was in the middle of gathering evidence for my second report on small firms, “Growing your Business”,...

  14. August 7, 2014

    Ending student numbers cap risks spiralling costs, report warns

    A decision to remove a cap on student numbers at UK universities was “fuzzy”, “put together quickly” and risks spiralling...

  15. August 5, 2014

    Imperial unveils details of £3bn campus extension

    Imperial College London has unveiled details of a £3bn campus extension devoted to data science. The university has...

  16. August 1, 2014

    GCHQ accredits degrees in cyber security to combat online attacks

    GCHQ, the UK’s electronic spy agency, has given its stamp of approval to six master’s degrees in online security as it moves...

  17. July 28, 2014

    Sell the student loan book – and let the academy buy

    As more undergraduates at English universities take out student loans, the government is rightly looking at selling this...

  18. July 25, 2014

    How to . . . invest in university knowhow

    Universities are engines of innovation, where promising ideas that start in the classroom or laboratory evolve into highly...

  19. July 22, 2014

    Funding for more student places thrown into doubt

    George Osborne’s decision to abolish student number controls so that 60,000 more school leavers can attend university each...

  20. July 13, 2014

    Students caught up in power games at Greece’s unruly universities

    Alexandros, a final-year student, was dejectedly sipping an iced cappuccino at a café close to the downtown campus of Athens...

  21. July 8, 2014

    Labour will introduce ‘technical degrees’, Miliband to say

    A Labour government would introduce “technical degrees”, backed by employers and universities, for youngsters who do not...

  22. July 1, 2014

    Hong Kong developer markets microflats to Manchester students

    Pioneered in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York, the “microflat” is a concept usually associated with cities...

  23. July 1, 2014

    Top UK universities oppose global comparison tests, says OECD

    Oxbridge and other elite UK universities are opposing attempts by the OECD to introduce Pisa-style tests to compare students...

  24. June 29, 2014

    UK students still back Nick Clegg despite tuition fee protest

    Nick Clegg still draws relatively more support from students than the rest of the population despite the anger on campuses...

  25. June 24, 2014

    Language test abuses by overseas students spur criminal inquiry

    Nearly 50,000 overseas students in the UK have obtained English language certificates fraudulently in order to extend their...

  26. June 3, 2014

    Should business people go to university?

    Afriend and her 17-year-old daughter asked me for advice recently. The daughter wants to run a business, and isn’t sure if...

  27. May 28, 2014

    Government launches programme to curb student binge drinking

    A pub crawl may be seen as a rite of passage by most students, but the Home Office is urging universities to take action...

  28. May 23, 2014

    Glasgow’s Mackintosh building on fire

    A blaze at one of Scotland’s finest buildings, the Glasgow School of Art, appears to have severely damaged much of the...

  29. May 23, 2014

    Scottish life science academics fear Yes vote threat to funding

    More than a dozen of Scotland’s leading life science academics have warned that the nation risks “sleepwalking” into the...

  30. May 20, 2014

    Future fades for academics’ final salary pensions

    Academics and senior university administrators risk losing access to a final salary-based pension as a result of a widening...

  31. May 20, 2014

    Universities scoop millions for inventions

    When it comes to commercialising university research and technology – and giving shareholders the chance to benefit from it...

  32. May 19, 2014

    Russell Group universities invest £9bn to attract best students

    The UK’s leading universities are due to spend more than £9bn on new research facilities, accommodation and IT...

  33. April 23, 2014

    Trebling university tuition fees cuts taxpayer costs just 5%

    The trebling of UK university tuition fees has resulted in a “highly uncertain” future for higher education funding and...

  34. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards: Networkers raise confidence of women in business

    A women’s networking event at Middlesbrough Football Club in 2000 set Ann Stonehouse on a route which has led to her winning...

  35. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards success stems from university links

    Britain’s universities continue to be a source of talent that drives innovation and overseas sales. Two double winners in...

  36. April 11, 2014

    Ministers accused of giving foreign students ‘cold shoulder’

    Peers have accused government ministers of giving the “cold shoulder” to international students, as they revealed a 10 per...

  37. April 10, 2014

    UK graduates face decades of debt, study shows

    Almost three-quarters of students will still be paying back university loans in their early 50s, according to new research...

  38. April 10, 2014

    Labour wants students excluded from UK visa cap

    Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, will set out her “progressive” vision for immigration to the UK on Thursday,...

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