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New Courses Mean Exeter Uni Students Could Graduate Without Ever Visiting Campus

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A top British university is set to offer a range of completely online degrees from September. Exeter University will allow Masters students from the ...

Student Darts Competition Abandoned As Fights Break Out And Chairs Thrown

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A darts competition between two rival universities had to be abandoned after it descended into violence, with fights breaking out between spectators a...

Woman Becomes Fifth Bristol Uni Student Thought To Have Died From Suicide This Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A young woman is thought to be the fifth Bristol University student to have died from suicide in the past six months. Elsa Scaburri, a third year lan...

A Staggering Number Of UK Universities Are Censoring The Free Speech Of Students

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A staggering 94% of UK universities censor their students, a study into free speech on campus has claimed. In its third annual report, online magazin...

Pay Of Top University Leaders Now At More Than 12 Times The Average Wage

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Vice chancellors at the UK’s most prestigious universities now earn an average of £342,000 a year - despite the fact that 59% of academics at these...

UK's Top Universities Treat Academics 'Little Better Than Sports Direct', Says UCU

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The UK’s top universities treat their staff “little better than Sports Direct”, with high numbers of lecturers working on insecure contracts, th...

Russell Group Universities, You're a Disgrace

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nona Buckley-Irvine

Russell Group universities, you're a disgrace. Your silence on maintenance grants shows your contempt for widening access for the poorest students, and your total lack of commitment to playing a role in reducing educational inequality.

Elite Universities Angry Over Calls To Double Poor Student Intake

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Field | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Universities have been told to dramatically increase the number of disadvantaged students they admit by 2020. The Office for Fair Access, the admis...

Being Clever Might Not Be Enough For Britain's Top Universities

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Private school pupils are almost one and a half times more likely to graduate from an elite university than those that attend state schools, and requi...

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 | 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...