Students

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Dragan Gasevic looks at how learning analytics can be used to support the student experience as a tool for learning gain

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Eliminating cheating services, even if it were possible, would do nothing to address students’ and universities’ lack of interest in learning, says Stuart Macdonald

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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

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Terry Dray explains what other institutions can learn from Liverpool John Moores University’s recent review of career development services

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Colleges must lead students in critical thinking ‘not protect them’, says one leader

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Labour MP and Corbyn critic Wes Streeting poses question of whether ‘bold’ pledge will boost student turnout

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Undergraduate student numbers at for-profit colleges grows almost 20 per cent between 2013 and 2015

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The need to accommodate foreign students undermines domestic practices, says Lincoln Allison, spying parallels between UK universities and global sports bodies such as Fifa

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The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

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Study examines the personality traits in lecturers students most like and dislike

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Group of top Asian institutions aims to boost research collaboration and increase mobility

Students join anti-racist campaigners from groups including Movement for Justice to march through Central London

Cap on student visas and more pressure on universities to ensure recruits are ‘genuine’ seen as potential measures

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John Morgan looks at errors and inadequacies in leaked plans for higher education

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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

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‘Peculiar’ experiment fails to find link between physical appearance and grades

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Chinese students’ calls for the Tibetan leader to be barred from speaking at the University of California, San Diego show a flawed conception of accommodation and respect, says Ben Medeiros 

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The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

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Being required to document interactions with troubled students in customer relations management systems is just a distraction from addressing their problems, says Susan D’Agostino

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Students are being hoodwinked into enrolling on ‘trendy’ new degree programmes that are, according to one concerned academic, little more than a marketing exercise