Private sector

Balloons caught in tree
August 6, 2015

Universities were once urged to ape the governance models of the Square Mile, but big business could learn from some collegiate practices, suggests Malcolm Gillies

Jo Johnson, minister
August 5, 2015

US-owned institution becomes Arden University

Aare Afe Babalola= interview, Afe Babalola University
July 23, 2015

We talk to the lawyer, academic, former pro-chancellor and founder of a private university in Nigeria

July 2, 2015

Complexity of government initiatives to help commercialise university research under scrutiny 

Court gavel
July 2, 2015

Tribunal judge notes Raj Kumaran’s ‘unblemished disciplinary record’

June 20, 2015

'Uncertainties' following takeover of the private university mean it will not take part in talks to form group, says Regent's head

June 19, 2015

An investigation into a for-profit college by the UK’s quality watchdog has found that a fifth of students in a sample failed to show up to any classes at all, despite receiving public funding

A hand reaching out to take a rolled up copy of a degree certificate
June 18, 2015

Applications suspended until audit of processes and guidance is complete

Paul Bateman illustration (4 June 2015)
June 4, 2015

The headmaster of the independent college reflects on his move to the helm of a private university

Children inside water pipes, Marina Beach, Chennai, India
June 4, 2015

James Tooley ran into trouble while researching low-cost private education in developing nations

June 2, 2015

The University of Warwick has scrapped controversial plans to use a scheme called TeachHigher to employ hourly paid teaching and research staff

May 7, 2015

Watchdog finds reports of fighting in classroom at private provider and sets six-week deadline for action plan

May 1, 2015

Amity chancellor claims traditional institutions are lagging behind on research investment

April 30, 2015

Admissions procedures and student retention at St Patrick’s flagged, as well as ‘fighting in the classroom’, although other areas pass scrutiny

April 30, 2015

The marks of private provider’s first cohort of graduates make Anthony Grayling feel more vindicated than ever

April 30, 2015

But Home Office revokes private college’s licence to sponsor overseas students

April 23, 2015

QAA to review AA Hamilton College after identifying ‘a number of significant weaknesses’

March 26, 2015

SLC fee payments to private college suspended pending BIS investigation with a QAA report expected in April

March 17, 2015

The public cost of the coalition government’s private college “fiasco” could be in the region of £100 million

March 2, 2015

The government wants to cut the number of students with public funding recruited by “poorer quality” private colleges offering sub-degree courses