This is the first in a new series of articles where we pull together the 10 most-read Times Higher Education articles of the last calendar month.
September’s highlights include: Danny Dorling on education and inequality; the top 20 universities for students’ first impressions; and the shortlist for the 2014 Times Higher Education Awards - did your institution make the grade?
Isolation is part of the experience, but peer support groups and co-working can combat loneliness
Changes could cause many to lose their licences to recruit overseas students
Education systems in England are reinforcing divergence in wealth - we must guard against it
As the academic year gets underway, which institutions make the best first impression on new students?
Marina Warner speaks out about life at the University of Essex
Scholars set to miss out on thousands in pension payments
In today’s brave new world of university learning, are students aren’t allowed to be introverted?
Our exclusive poll proved to be right on the money ahead of last month’s vote
Is your university a contender?
Male and female scholars speak frankly about juggling parenting and research