Woman watching The Open University on TV while holding child

The Open University's vice-chancellor says now is the moment to turn around decline in part-time study

Sunny Singh, London Metropolitan University

We discuss discrimination in UK publishing, how universities misunderstand creative writing, and the benefits of arguing with lecturers

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party (portrait)

Labour leader tells THE he has discussed funding model for abolishing fees with shadow chancellor

Sarah Churchwell, University of London's School of Advanced Study

‘Don’t claim you are changing the world if only four people are reading your article’, says new chair in public understanding of the humanities

Air cadets learn formation flying, 1942

University’s v-c and deputy also raise concerns about teaching excellence framework’s timescale, choice of metrics and impact overseas

Shakespeare and Plato fist-fighting in field

Are you an idealist or a pragmatist? In his latest book, Self and Soul, Edmundson aims to provide fresh insights into how we might choose to live our lives

Feature illustration (9 July 2015)

Even centuries ago, student misconduct and violence vexed townspeople and authorities. The behaviour, says one scholar, highlights negative stereotypes and socio-political tensions

Man competing in Annual Birdman of Worthing competition, 2009

Mick Fuller discusses the changes he’s seen to postgraduate funding as UKCGE chair

Writer and scholar Atef Abu Saif tells John Elmes how life goes on despite death from above

The university’s principal on capturing a landmark building, a rebranding volte-face, and the capital’s ‘fizz’

The literary theorist talks about his 50-year career, the importance of low-minded virtues and the double act of Christianity and communism

Shunmay Yeung of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine describes her part in fighting the viral outbreak in Sierra Leone

From election monitoring to military tips, Matthew Reisz meets the man who uses systems thinking as a force for good

Iran shaped the career of Annabelle Sreberny, professor of global media and communications at Soas, but doing research there remains difficult

Despite scaling back, the organisation has much to offer universities seeking to improve the student experience, says Don Nutbeam

New universities minister delighted at rising student numbers and prepares to tackle postgraduate funding

First female president of the Royal Academy of Engineers hopes to change UK’s ‘sniffiness’ about applied research

Sociologist’s and media scholar’s work on TV interview series furnished raw material for a study of the limelight and those in it

Departing vice-chancellor’s 15 years on the job helped to cement a Midlands university’s reputation

The bookseller is taking on upstart competitors at their own game, says its digital director