Teaching and learning

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Universities need to adapt to stay relevant, says Gordon Redding

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Student leader calls for clearer rules on student-staff relationships after Sussex report into abusive lecturer case

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Existentialism may now seem more relevant to philosophy undergraduates, but a woeful John Kaag shares their mood of blank despair 

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There is little sector-wide motivation to address the attainment gap between white and BME students, says Min Rodriguez

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Contributors hope resource will encourage students to avoid ‘assimilationist’ mindset

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Understanding the unwritten rules of graduate study is vital if you want to get the most from your PhD supervision, say Kevin O'Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

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Typography expert’s rules for making messages easier to read elicit both praise and claims of pedantry

Final-year Edinburgh student is first Scottish undergraduate to win such an award and could be first in the UK 

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Measuring learning gain via self-reporting is difficult as top graduates underrate abilities, suggests Futuretrack study

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Study finds that universities must ‘proactively engage’ with all students to ensure equity in learning 

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As with Moocs, virtual reality will not replace the physical university

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International project to change curriculum helps UCL students avoid ‘sophomore slump’

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Will virtual reality help students on campus and online learn better and more cheaply? David Matthews reports

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More developed critical literacy skills can tackle fake news, say Philip Seargeant and Caroline Tag

Even top teachers ‘not recognised or compensated’, warns research

Research-intensive universities may not be matching rhetoric with actions on teaching support

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Study into the experiences of universities’ top teaching faculty is revealing about the real priorities, says Holly Else

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Large-scale study at a top Danish university reveals mismatch between student and teacher expectations around learning

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A ‘professionalised’ police needs to maintain core skills, says this police constable

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Our panel of leading university administrators explain how applicants should approach a meeting of this kind at their institution

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Focus on skills and job readiness 'disengages' academics from issue, says HEA head