Jo Johnson, minister

Universities minister plans tougher protection for students, subject TEF pilot and graduate earnings link

London Economics shows how less well-off graduates will repay more than higher-earning peers

Anti-tuition fees demonstrators at Westminster

But polling also finds balance of public opinion is against Labour policy and tuition fees rated low among voting priorities

Week in HE illustration (20 July 2017)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

Cambridge private

Middlesex v-c proposes ‘comprehensive element’ and end to ‘hyper-selective’ admissions in Hepi paper

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New analysis of Hesa data shows that at least a quarter of students get a first at a third of UK universities

University College Birmingham

Students from University College Birmingham-validated foundation degrees will be eligible to enrol on University of Birmingham degrees with advanced standing

Tracy K. Smith

We talk race, taking advice from Seamus Heaney and poetry’s vital place in society with the US’s next Poet Laureate

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Marking large numbers of student scripts can be tedious, but it’s important to get the feedback process right, say Kevin O’Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

Tuition fee placards

Tuition fees rank marginally above animal rights on list of voting priorities – but young people assign higher importance

Teesside University

University attacked by 750 academics for forcing entire professoriate to reapply for jobs

gold silver bronze TEF rating

A quarter of international students believe bronze award signals poor teaching, Hobsons survey finds

Black pharmacy student

Higher proportion of black students in London may contribute to capital’s higher dropout rates, says SMF

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Academics with negative attitudes to teaching surveys more likely to score poorly on ratings site, study finds

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Scholar claims she was pressured to sign up to Higher Education Academy and did so without correct documents

Watch the vice-chancellor of the University of Newcastle, Australia, deliver her keynote address at the THE Research Excellence Summit

Struggling with maths

UK government ‘negligent’ to begin negotiations to leave EU without key role being filled, campaigners say

Canadian loggers

Funding restraints mean that hype about double-digit rises in applications may not immediately translate into huge increases in enrolment

Hotel ICON

Leader of Hong Kong Polytechnic University says institution ‘cannot think of itself as an isolated island’

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Major evaluation of country’s research landscape also found that internationalisation was a key area for improvement