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What is the Worth of a Degree?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Steve McCabe

Increasingly the choice of course to study at university is a matter that involves careful consideration and thought as to what is best; a process that now involves parents who will be expected to assist in providing funding.

Get the Armed Forces Away From Universities

George Iordanou | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

Surprisingly, there is very little criticism of the presence of the armed forces in the universities. Hidden under the cloak of heroism and necessity, the military, navy and air force are beyond scrutiny.

Scramble For Places At Top Universities Begins

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The race is on as clearing opens and the scramble for places at top universities begins, following A-level results day on Thursday. For the first t...

Careers Guidance: Time to Redraw the Map

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

The CBI's well-publicised report, Tomorrow's Growth, as well as providing a welcome reminder of the parlous state of careers guidance available to young people, makes a strong case for tackling 'the idea that the A-levels and three-year degree model is the only route to a good career'.

Judge 'Humbled' By Teen Paralysed From Neck Down In Road Accident

PA | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A brave teenager who was left paralysed from the neck down in a road accident is to receive a compensation package worth £14 million. Issy Sale, 1...

Top Universities Admitting Fewer Poor Students

PA | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Top universities are becoming more exclusive, with fewer poor students admitted than a decade ago, Government advisers have warned. In a new report...

Tuition Fees: Evidence of an Unkind System

Hugh Salmon | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugh Salmon

It was revealed last week that, following the introduction of university tuition fees, there has been a 40% drop in admissions. What a surprise.

Oxford's Wealth Discrimination Comes as No Surprise

Amy Ashenden | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Ashenden

It does not come as a surprise that the media has yet again picked up on Oxbridge prioritising wealthy, private school students, although it is refreshing that someone is taking action against the hierarchy.

Top Universities To Offer Free Online Courses

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Leading universities are backing a new venture offering students free access to courses. Futurelearn, launched by the Open University, will bring t...

Students Ditching University In Their Thousands

PA | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The number of students in England applying to university has slumped by almost 10%, official figures show. The latest Ucas statistics reveal that a...

Bright State School Students Still Put Off University By Money

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Able students are put off applying to the most selective institutions by the cost of living, distance from home and future job prospects, new research...

Universities Plead For More Funding To Compete Internationally

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The UK's top universities have warned they will need more public funding if they are to continue to compete with institutions around the world. The...

Universities Say £200m Extra Funding Just Isn't Enough

PA | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Universities and business groups have welcomed £200 million of extra government funding for scientific research. But they also urged the coalition...

One In Three Top Universities 'Still Trying To Fill Courses'

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Almost a third of Britain’s leading universities still have places available with less than a week to go before the application deadline, following ...

Students 'Choose History Over Cost'

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students continue to choose universities based on reputation and history rather than quality of teaching and cost, research suggests. A new study h...

Dina Rickman

EXCLUSIVE: Elite Universities Get £83m From Arms Trade Firms

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Britain’s top universities have received at least £83m worth of funds from firms involved in the arms trade over the last three years, The Huffingt...

Who's Getting An Honorary Degree Now?

Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Footballing legend Pele and Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger are the latest sporting stars to be awarded an honorary degree. The pair were...

University's £14m System Leaves Students Unable To Enrol

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Glasgow University has been forced to apologise to its students after spending £14m on a new online system which has left pupils unable to enrol. ...

Rich Kids Two Years Ahead Of Poorer Classmates

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Bright children from poor homes are more than two years behind their clever classmates from rich families, according to a new study. It found that ...

Cardiff University Investigates Claims Foreign Students Are 'Queue Jumping'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Cardiff University has announced it is investigating allegations that places are being offered to foreign students with lower grades than their UK cou...

Should A-Level Re-Sits Be Cut?

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A move to cut A-level re-sits would be a "step in the right direction", a group of leading universities said on Tuesday. Students should be given a...

Pakistani Students Made To Take Interviews For UK Study Visas

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

All Pakistanis wanting to study in Britain will be interviewed face-to-face as part of measures being trialled to crack down on bogus applications, it...

Ministers Need to Get Over Their Russell Group Fixation and Recognise the Excellence Throughout UK Higher Education

Mark Fuller | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Fuller

On first glance Michael Gove's plan to involve universities in drawing up A Level exams is a sound idea.

Universities Still Favour Private Schools

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Leading universities are allocating fewer places to state school pupils, despite a government drive to improve social mobility, figures reveal. Mor...

University Foots £18,000 Bill For Portrait Of Vice Chancellor

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A university has enraged students by forking out thousands of pounds for a portrait of its vice-chancellor. Dr David Grant, who has been in the pos...