Snake oil salesman

Students do not have enough information to make choices about degrees, says watchdog

public private

James Seymour says it is unfair to tar all private providers with the same brush following revelations of admissions fraud at one college

Rushing student

Number of students winning places at UK institutions after applying direct to clearing up 14 per cent

brand, advertising, marketing

After rulings against six universities, Iain Campbell and Moya Clifford offer advice on making sure that university adverts are not misleading

Group of students

Over the past decade, women have opened up a significant lead over men in graduation rates

Enemy at the drawbridge

Measures taken to target high dropout rate could make universities more attractive to domestic and international students

Going out of business sign

Forty per cent of UK business schools report fall in undergraduate applications from the Continent

University of Oxford

Perhaps more could be done, but Oxbridge admissions data closely mirror applications, says Jonathan Leader Maynard

Jon Krause illustration (2 November 2017)

A growing sense of middle-class grievance in the UK would make a radical redistribution of top university places a very difficult political sell, says Sir Nigel Thrift

Eton wall shenanigans

The most effective institutions in ‘oiling elite trajectories’ are now universities, not schools, find Sam Friedman and Aaron Reeves 

Dog returns boomerang

EU and international applications up in data for Oxbridge, medical and veterinary degrees

Gonville and Caius, Cambridge

Sutton Trust says contextual admissions must become ‘central’ as report reveals uneven use across sector

BME sutdent on mobile phone

China and India targeted by drive to recruit more than 100,000 extra students from outside EU

Latina student

Lagging degree attainment leads to Latinos becoming stuck in middle-wage tiers of labour market, says study

Stephen Toope

Institution’s Canadian leader tackles executive remuneration, Brexit and diversifying the university’s student intake in THE interview

Man and little boy wearing suits standing on tube platform

Latest OECD figures suggest that some countries such as the US are a long way behind others on social mobility

Triathlon swimmers

Nick Hillman makes call in book that aims to influence Conservative policy

Engineers in workshop

UMBC president calls for shift in institutional culture at Times Higher Education forum

South Korea government assembly

Ministry says 11 universities breached regulations by asking questions not covered in school curriculum

Widening participation

The loss of Supporting Professionalism in Admissions would be bad news for students, says Les Ebdon