John McEnroe arguing with umpire. Tennis

Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O’Gorman explain how to negotiate your annual performance and development review

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International Higher Education Group aims to reduce costs and increase choice for international students eyeing up Western universities

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Overemphasis of traditional academic silos is not preparing young people to address the environmental, political and biomedical abyss opening up before us, says Eric Macfarlane


Australian policymakers have moved to link funding to student retention. But they must accept that desirable trends don’t all arise in perfect harmony, says Andrew Norton

Freshman entering Harvard admissions building

Leading universities could widen access without harming academic standards or budgets, report says

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Mary Curnock Cook on bantering with Rob Brydon, and whether the organisation is too commercial
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Newman v-c suspects ‘drive to limit number of institutions that are able to recruit international students’
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Country needs a more fair and transparent admissions system, says head of Supreme Council of Universities

‘Overwhelming’ evidence that initiatives targeted at disadvantaged groups increase access

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Recognising the dominant role of intelligence in academic performance is key to ending the underperformance of poor and minority students, says Richard J. Haier

Clare Marchant

Current head of Worcestershire County Council will succeed Mary Curnock Cook

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Teenagers who received personalised letters more likely to get into Russell Group institutions

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The Excellence Initiative in Germany and the UK’s TEF may bring only bad news for universities’ reputations, says David Matthews

People forming growth arrow

More UK and EU students begin master’s programmes, but Indian and Nigerian enrolments fall

India, UK, flag

Top diplomat says the collapse in Indian student numbers in the UK could destroy traditionally strong links between the two countries

New policy may not benefit poorer households, say officials                

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But latest figures from the ONS show granting of study visas in UK HE remained stable 


Living next to the US is like sleeping with an elephant. But will the election of a divisive president see more Americans pack their trunks and trump, trump, trump up to Canada? asks Glen Jones

Lighthouse shining light

If Trump and Brexit are the problem, universities are part of the solution, says Sally Hunt. But we must do better than we have

Widening participation

But new Offa guidance appears to stop short of mandating universities to sponsor them