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May comes out fighting on student visas

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:00

The Home Secretary has pledged to introduce interviews for 100,000 more international students to root out visa abuse, and warned universities that they will lose their licences to recruit foreign students if they fail to meet standards.

Willetts urged to ditch for-profit VAT exemption

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:00

Government plans to grant a VAT exemption to for-profit higher education providers will "rig the higher education market" in their favour and use public subsidies "to create corporate and individual shareholder profit", according to the...

Census reveals rise in proportion with higher qualifications

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 01:00

More than a quarter of England and Wales' adult population has a higher education qualification, although a North-South divide prevails, the 2011 census has revealed.

Gifts to universities of £1 million or more up by a third

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 01:00

The amount of money universities were given in donations of at least £1 million leapt by more than a third in 2010-11, according to a report by the bank Coutts.

Leeds v-c to be next UCL provost

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 01:00

Michael Arthur has been named as the next president and provost of University College London.

Inside Higher Ed: New University of California logo sparks outrage

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 01:00

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Retail and finance still top destinations for graduates

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 01:00

The retail and financial sectors remain the top recruiters of graduates despite the economic turbulence of recent years, a report has found.

NUS chief executive to step down

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 01:00

The chief executive of the National Union of Students is to leave the organisation next year to take up a role heading up the Scout Association.

Cyber crime battle 'needs more undergraduates'

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 01:00

A lack of undergraduate courses that cover online information security is jeopardising the effectiveness of the UK's Cyber Security Strategy, according to a leading expert.

Cost of education puts off a third of UK youngsters

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 01:00

More than one in three young people in the UK are put off post-secondary training or education because of the perceived cost, a report has found.

Ucas statements a 'disadvantage' for state applicants

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:00

Prospective students from independent schools are much more likely to submit good personal statements to back up their applications to university, a study has found.

The lecturers who don't teach (but still count)

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:00

UCU study suggests flaws in student-to-staff ratios may mask true class sizes. Jack Grove reports

Public-backed funding to private college students shoots up to £100m

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:00

Taxpayer-backed funding for students at private colleges rose by 138 per cent to £100 million last year, with a private equity-owned institution that did not meet all quality standards accounting for more than a fifth of that total.

Labour may help cut student visas from migration targets

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:00

David Matthews on growing signs of cross-party accord as BIS recasts education as an export

Half of potential dropouts cite finance problems

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:00

NUS survey shows higher rates of work, worry and withdrawal among worse-off. Chris Parr reports

Women demand seat at the tables

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:00

Manifesto calls for university rankings to take gender gap into account. David Matthews writes

On university orders, I can't discuss that work when I'm at work

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:00

Scholar's use of company document elicits legal letters and 'cave-in' by OU. David Matthews writes

Scottish play for power: high aims or pure politics?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:00

Holyrood seeks power over admissions, governance and, via the SFC, courses. David Matthews reports

Check the record: Rammell rebuts press 'nonsense' on Bedfordshire

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:00

Access, engagement and rankings too: ex-minister turned v-c sees bright future. John Morgan writes

The father, mother or child of invention

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:00

Personal experience can drive scholars to push the boundaries in their chosen field, writes Jon Marcus

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