The Case For Changing Our Deeply Flawed University Application Process Is Only Getting Stronger

Sally Hunt | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sally Hunt

Research published this week supports the argument for a move to a system which relies on actual achievement rather than predicted achievement. Doing so would support staff and students to make better and more appropriate decisions. It would be fairer and more transparent.

Five Out Of Six A Level Students Given False Exam Result Predictions By Teachers

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Five out of six university applicants are given incorrect A Level results predictions, with almost a quarter of teens from low-income backgrounds (24%...

Everything You Need To Know About The NUS National Demo This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students and university staff are expected to take to the streets of London on Saturday for the NUS and UCU National Demo. Here’s ever...

Students Slam 'Greedy' £400,000 Vice Chancellor For Claiming £2 Biscuit Expenses

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

University of Bath staff and students have labelled £400,000 Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell as “greedy” after it was revealed sh...

People Are Striking Not to Cause Disruptions to Students - But Because They Can See No Other Way of Education Surviving

Megan Sherman | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Sherman

The lecturers' pay strike is not so much a disruption to teaching as an attempt to organise against the disruption to education created by rampant privatization... As the general strike of 4 July looms ahead of us, the lecturers' struggle is a stark reminder of why we must unite. When the bosses have sealed the doors and burned the ladders, industrial action is the only recourse.

Students Face Disruption As Strikes Sweep University Campuses

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students across the country face huge disruption caused by university strikes this summer, with the first day of action due to begin on Wednesday. Und...

Lecturer Sacked For 'Not Securing Enough Grant Money' For University

The Huffington Post UK | Nick Winchester | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A lecturer who was allegedly sacked by Bristol University for failing to secure enough grant money is at the centre of a campaign to have her reinstat...

'Significant' Drop In International Students Coming To Study In UK, Study Warns

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

There has been a "significant" drop in the number of international students coming to study at universities in England for the first time in nearly th...

Why the Prison Book Ban Will Lead to Higher Levels of Reoffending

Sally Hunt | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Sally Hunt

The evidence shows that prison education works and is effective in cutting reoffending. Our prisons should focus on that positive and be geared towards making education more accessible. Books are a key building block of education and vital in efforts to cut reoffending rates.

"This Is the Leadership Britain Needs"; or Why We Picked the Right Miliband

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

Does anyone seriously think David Miliband would have been as bold and creative in his direction of travel for the party? Come off it. Triangulation and the old arts of the Blairite dinosaurs are no longer relevant for shaping a Labour government of the future. Times have changed.

Support The Halloween University Strike

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

While the strike is in support of the university employees as opposed to its students, there is a call for young people to support their institutions by protesting alongside their lecturers or to simply refuse to cross the picket line.

'A Worrying Disregard For Freedom Of Expression'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

An academic has lost his case against the Universities and Colleges Union, which he alleged is anti-Semitic, with the furious tribunal slamming those ...

University Applications Slump For A Second Year

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The number of UK students applying to university has slumped for the second year in a row, official figures show. New UCAS statistics show that 265...

Tuition Fee Rise IS Putting Students Off University, Study Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Tripling tuition fees is putting thousands of students off university, a study has revealed, with the NUS condemning the revelation as "tragic". Ea...

Second University Forced Into Climbdown on Unpaid Jobs

Sally Hunt | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sally Hunt

An advert for an unpaid research post was taken down yesterday just 30 minutes after the University and College Union (UCU) released a statement condemning the practice of getting researchers to work for free. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=420773&c=1

More Teens Dropping Out Of School

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The numbers of teenagers staying in school after age 16 has fallen for the first time in a decade, according to Government figures. At the same tim...

Stag Party Stripper Organisers To Tutor University Master Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A company better known for organising stag parties which include strippers, lap-dancing and S&M "punishments" will be tutoring university students. ...

Protests And Strikes Against Pension Reforms

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

The government has insisted that the pension deal offered to teachers is "as good as it gets" as thousands of teachers and lecturers prepare to stage ...

Teachers To Take To London Streets In Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are set to down tools and take to the streets of London on 28 March in protest against the government's pension offer. The announcement ca...

Unions Gear Up For Next Round In Pensions Fight After 'Overwhelmingly' Rejecting Offer

PA | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

Civil and public servants overwhelmingly rejected the Government's pensions offer today, setting the stage for a fresh round of industrial action. ...

Who Works The Most Overtime?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers and lecturers are the professionals most likely to clock up unpaid overtime, according to figures released by a trade union. The report, p...

British Kids 'Less Educated Than Eastern Europeans'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The UK has fewer people educated to A-level standards than countries such as Lithuania, Slovakia and Estonia, a union claimed on Wednesday. Figures...

Turning Back The Clock To Victorian Times

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It is a return to the dark ages for students as their contribution to university funding will reach the highest level since the 1890s, a report has wa...

Teachers Taking A Stand: 'We Have No Choice But To Strike'

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

As the UK braces itself for one of the biggest mass walkouts of public sector workers in recent history, teachers have come under fire for making the ...

Sally Hunt: We're Not Selfish, Teachers Do Care About Strike Disruption

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Sally Hunt, University and College Union's general secretary, has branded the government's proposed pension scheme "insulting", in the run-up to the m...