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'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 25.03.2014 | 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 18.02.2014 | 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...

Asbestos Death At Lincolnshire College Prompts Calls For More Protection

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The death of a cleaner, who died from lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos at the college she worked, has prompted calls for better protection ...

University Lecturers Facing 'Unacceptable' Levels Of Stress Over Excessive Workloads

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Heavy workloads and lack of time are making university lecturers more stressed, research suggests. Four-fifths (81%) of those working at UK univers...

University Staff To Defend Pensions

PA | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of lecturers and other academic staff at the UK's leading universities are expected to launch a "sustained campaign" of industrial action in...

Union Warns Staff Against 'Spying On Foreign Students'

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A university union has issued a warning against putting pressure on staff to spy on their foreign students amid fears it would taint the UK's reputati...

Higher Tuition Fees Will Endanger Universities, Predicts Report

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Universities will see a drop in entrance rates when higher tuition fees are imposed in 2012, potentially threatening less well-established institution...

Lucy Sherriff

Cheaper Fees At Private University Raises Fresh Debate On Tuition Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A private university has revealed it will be charging £5,000 a year to study, making its tuition fees some of the lowest in the UK. The announceme...

Edinburgh University Criticised For Charging £36,00 For A Degree

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Edinburgh University has come under fire after announcing it would charge up to £36,000 for a degree to non-Scottish students in the UK. The univ...