Table football

Southampton Solent University’s Tere Daly responds to the former political adviser’s article in today’s Daily Telegraph

exams university

Key figures from the university sector respond to the 2017 A-level results

London sunset

UK needs an antidote to London dominance and toxic deindustrialisation, says John Morgan

admissions Ucas contextual data

Think carefully about treating students differently because of their backgrounds

bridge, broken, coooperation

Together, FE and HE can become a dynamic force for skills development in the UK, writes Alison Whittle

refugee, refugees, displaced, syria

Taking in a refugee student posed more challenges than Sharon Maxwell Magnus was expecting, but the effort was well worth it

World University Rankings 2018

Phil Baty has the latest on the publication of the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which will be launched in London in September

Boycott the NSS protesters

The effectiveness of the NSS boycott means it is now time for universities to sit up and listen, says Sorana Vieru

Joanne Taylor and Genefor Walker-Smith on the importance of scholarly rigour – even when the media want answers fast

sad, survey, satisfaction

The success of the student boycott of the National Student Survey is not necessarily a success for students, writes Andrew McRae 

Vitriol directed at Cambridge professor of Classics on Twitter is part of wider battle to politicise diversity, says Conrad Brunstrom

Post-Brexit university funding issues are about more than the big pots of research cash, writes Gurpreet Jagpal

Sexual assault protest

Many students aren’t reporting sexual harassment or assault on campus despite efforts to tackle the problem, say Hareem Ghani and Graham Towl

Looking for something

Joanna Dally and Frances Downey imagine the research culture of the future

Prevent monitoring and defeat of legal challenge shows that anti-extremism policy is not limiting academic freedom, says Hifsa Harron-Iqbal

Expanding degree apprenticeships will strengthen universities’ important role in improving their local communities, says Dawn Morley


The UK's ‘red line’ on free movement of labour may prevent its students from participating in the Erasmus exchange programme, says European Union law expert

teaching and learning

John McCormack has been speaking to teaching-only staff at Russell Group universities, and they have plenty of reasons to be annoyed

Open science

UK leads drive towards more open way of sharing science, says Jo Johnson

Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia