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Office For Students Calls on Universities to Look Beyond A Level Results

The Fair Education Alliance has issued a report (based on research from the University of Exeter) which calls on universities to improve the ways in which contextual data is used during the admissions process. The CEO of the Fair Education Alliance Sam … Continue reading

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Family Background Shown to Impact on Graduate Earnings

It has been well documented that university graduates from certain subjects and from certain universities earn considerably more than others. For example, five years after graduation, men from the highest earning universities earn almost 50% more than graduates from other … Continue reading

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Universities Pledge to do More to Support Students Trying to Access Mental Health Services

Universities UK’s Mental Health Taskforce has published new guidance for universities and NHS services working with students needing to access mental health services. 75% of all mental illness develops by the age of 24 years and research by the IPPR … Continue reading

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Student Loan Repayment Threshold Has Risen to £25k

Hundreds of thousands of graduates will save up to £360 a year from the raising of the student loan repayment threshold which came into effect on the 6th April. Around 600,000 university leavers will benefit from the change, which means … Continue reading

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UK Universities to be Rated by Subject Quality, Outcomes and Potential Earnings

Teaching excellence will be rewarded and poor quality teaching exposed under a new rating system for English universities, the Universities Minister has announced this week.  In a global first, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has launched a new tool that will … Continue reading

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61 Universities To Be Hit By 14 Days of Strikes

The Universtiy and College Union (UCU) has written to 61 universities to inform them of an escalating wave of strikes over a four-week period, starting on the 22nd February and running through into March. The strike dates are: Week one – … Continue reading

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New Graduate Work Placements for Students Looking to Work in Space!

The UK Space Agency is offering grants of up to £3,000 for organisations to take on graduate or postgraduate students for work placements in the space industry. The funding from the Agency’s Space Placement in INdustry (SPIN) scheme, is for Earth … Continue reading

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Two-Year Accelerated Degrees One Step Closer

The government has launched a consultation on accelerated degrees. Accelerated degrees offer the same qualifications and are quality-assured in the same way as a standard degree, but are delivered over a shorter, usually two-year timespan. This means when most students … Continue reading

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See Stephen Hawking’s PhD Thesis Online

Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online. Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis, ‘Properties of expanding universes’, has been made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world, via the University of Cambridge’s Open Access … Continue reading

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Government Calls For Free Speech to be Protected on University Campuses

Universities Minister Jo Johnson has called on the new Office for Students (OfS) to champion free speech in UK universities. Earlier in the year the government extended the statutory duty to secure free speech so that it will apply to all providers … Continue reading

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