Admissions

Harvard Yard

Ivy League institution revoked offers to 10 students after learning they had mocked sexual assault and made racist comments 

Protester dressed as Prime Minister Theresa May

While participation has continued to grow under £9,000 fee regime, researchers argue efforts to widen access would be helped by abolition of fees

Fish in a net

A student funding system in Ontario that brings together sources of financial help will be watched closely by other provinces seeking to increase access, says Glen Jones

Sheep

Moves to privilege community service in university admissions will create even more social justice warriors when what we need are more deep thinkers, argues Alexander Zubatov

Guillotine

Removing the cap on subsidised sub-bachelor’s places in public universities will pull the rug out from under technical and further education providers offering similar qualifications, says Gavin Moodie

John McEnroe arguing with umpire. Tennis

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

blind date

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

attrition

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

Mary Cunock Cook
Mary Curnock Cook on bantering with Rob Brydon, and whether the organisation is too commercial
Man throwing fish back
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

Daniel Mitchell illustration (6 April 2017)

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

Giraffe mother and child

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

Man shouting into megaphone

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