Students

Campaigners who want to erase the controversial figures from universities’ pasts are wrong, say Niall McCrae and Roger Watson

Hong Kong Occupy Central protests

University of Hong Kong v-c denies he is ‘heading for a simple life’ as the next head of the University of Edinburgh

Student abroad

Culture bigger draw than academic advancement while most students have safety fears, survey finds

Technology in higher education

Technology identified by NMC Horizon Report as having ‘potential to enhance’ online learning

Harvard Yard

Controversial pharmaceutical executive faced protests as he delivered speech

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Venture capital fund aims to give students experience of investing 

Master Taylor checks the cut of an Irish Guard's uniform

Academic tutors are most likely to motivate American postgraduates to come to UK, says study

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Nottingham Trent head also warns that damage to overseas, EU recruitment will harm quality of education for home students

Illustration of people talking with speech bubbles above their heads (16 February 2017)

Respondents to the 2017 THE Teaching Survey give their words of lecturing wisdom

Columbia University

Scholar says campus environments ‘matter more than universities realise’ 

Writing notes

Survey of students across 10 countries suggests handwriting and printed books have advantages over digital materials

Censorship

Free Speech ranking claims quarter of institutional administrations are ‘actively censoring speech’

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But data show applications and enrolments from India and Saudi Arabia have plummeted

Man looking the other way at horse race

Keele University academic argues that the TEF ‘legitimises’ and ‘amplifies subordination’ of overseas students

Pro-migrant protester

Border institution co-hosts international conference with US universities as Trump presidency begins

Question

Pearson responds to figures on UK providers by saying it acts when colleges ‘recruit without integrity’

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Key research on higher education ‘getting dusty’ on Whitehall shelves, according to former insider

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Ahmed Bawa accepts concerns on fees, which sparked protests in 2016, still persist
Widening participation

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

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Move aimed at reducing national debt is ‘economic illiteracy’, warns NUS