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September 21, 2001

Scots recruit Cubie for qualifications committee
Andrew Cubie, whose report on student finance led to tuition fees being axed in Scotland, has been appointed chairman of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework’s joint advisory committee. The framework aims to make qualifications more understandable to students and employers.

Squirrels 'modified' by conifer forest
Red squirrels in Cumbria have been genetically altered by the planting of a large conifer forest, scientists have said. Marie Hale from the University of Newcastle said the findings had implications for conservation management.

Wipe out PhD debt, says academy
The government should write off the student loans of postgraduates to encourage more people to do PhDs, the British Academy said today. Bob Bennett, chair of the academy’s graduate studies review, said: “If measures are not put in place to entice students into academia then the intellectual and economic health of the nation will be jeopardised.” Full story in today's THES, on sale now.


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