contract, vc pay, deal, terms,

Pay awards to vice-chancellors would not meet the requirements laid down in the Corporate Governance Code, says Stuart Farquhar

Without action, the UK might end up in the situation of funding both subscriptions and article-processing charges on an ongoing basis, writes Helen Blanchett

teaching, teacher, lecturer, lecturing, students

Mark Jones looks at what happens to the league tables if you isolate the World University Rankings’ teaching metrics


Longer courses could mean bigger loans, which would eat into the government’s trumpeted savings, says Nick Hillman

Market seller in Brno

Rich Sullivan-Jones on why the National Audit Office looked into higher education, and what its report tells us about the HE ‘market’

Twitter tweet button on Apple Mac keyboard

Phil Baty asked his Twitter followers what they thought of government plans for two-year undergraduate degrees, and they did not hold back

Broken down, ineffective, broken, not working, car

Les Hatton and Gregory Warr give their two-pronged solution to the problems of peer review

bags, mis-selling, fraud, fake

John Gill on today’s NAO report, which claims that students are, in effect, victims of ‘mis-selling’ by higher education institutions

Graduate value

Although satisfaction and learning are not the same thing, universities need to be better at explaining the value that they bring, says Will Pooley

There are many hidden costs associated with PhD study, writes Alfredo Cumerma, particularly if you want to land that dream job on graduation

Sweeping the streets

It has been a tough year for higher education, but we must not forget how universities transform their students’ life chances, says Maddalaine Ansell

cash, money, pay, rich

Pam Tatlow looks at the ‘heroes’ and ‘villains’ of the v-c salary row, and finds some unfortunate trends

US Congress

Gabriel Paquette calls on universities to meet 'aggressive' tax reforms with a 'forceful, evidence-informed response'

EU referendum

The government’s latest Brexit reassurances are just another punch in the face for EU scholars, writes Tanja Bueltmann

public private

James Seymour says it is unfair to tar all private providers with the same brush following revelations of admissions fraud at one college

Wales will become the first system in Europe to offer equivalent maintenance support to full-time and part-time undergraduates, as well as postgraduates, explains Kirsty Williams  

Sally Hunt offers three ways to fix the proposed USS pension reforms

EU stay hat

The government is working hard to secure the rights of the 33,000 academics from other EU countries who are working in the UK, says immigration minister Brandon Lewis

pay, money, vice-chancellor pay,

As Dame Glynis Breakwell announces her resignation from Bath, James Treadwell urges scholars to celebrate the real value in our universities


As a report suggests social mobility in the UK is getting worse, Chris Husbands outlines how Sheffield Hallam is attempting to tackle the problem