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January 27, 2005

Universities pay the price of European expansion
The number of students from new European Union member states has more than doubled in a year. Such students are entitled to apply for places to UK universities as "home" students, paying the same fees as British undergraduates.
The Times, Daily Mail

Bodleian salts away its books
The Bodleian Library is to deep store some of its valuable books in a salt mine in Cheshire to make way for more frequently consulted texts until a new depository is built.
The Times

Gender gap grows
Seven per cent more women than men were accepted as undergraduates last year and the gap is widening.
The Guardian

Students have high hopes for careers
Eighty-two per cent of graduates are confident that they will get jobs when they graduate.
The Times

Opus Dei defends Kelly
Secretive Catholic organisation Opus Dei has defended Secretary of State for Education Ruth Kelly over her ties to it.
The Times

‘Professor’ jailed for £1.5m swindle
A former taxi driver who posed as an eminent psychiatrist, making more than £1.5 million treating patients has been jailed for ten years.
The Times

Curators rubbish minister’s vision of ‘hidden heritage’
Estelle Morris, the Arts Minister, published her long-awaited vision for museums in the 21st century yesterday, only to have it derided by specialists in the sector.
The Times

Eversheds top recruiter
Eversheds law firm is among The Times top 100 graduate employers and recruits from more than 30 universities.
The Times

Business schools under fire
The president of the Dixons Group is unimpressed by business schools.
The Times

Letters
Changes being made by the Office for Fair Access to university admissions. (Evening Standard)
The reduction of British students at Oxford University. (The Times)

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