Universities

Do we need laws on university free speech?
Gavin Williamson leaves 10 Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

Do we need laws on university free speech?

Gavin Williamson says he will fight ‘silencing and censoring’ - but critics say he’s arguing with a straw man
16 Feb 2021
When will students be allowed back to university?
St Andrews University
Today’s big question

When will students be allowed back to university?

Government facing questions about whether tuition and accommodation fees will be repaid
11 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 26 September - 2 October
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Quiz of The Week: 26 September - 2 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
2 Oct 2020
Universities face student refund calls amid Covid disruption
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Universities face student refund calls amid Covid disruption

Institutions under investigation as thousands of undergraduates remain locked down amid coronavirus outbreaks
29 Sep 2020
What can UK universities learn from Covid-hit US colleges?
University, Student
In Depth

What can UK universities learn from Covid-hit US colleges?

College cities across America are seeing surges in coronavirus cases as new academic year begins
8 Sep 2020
Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?
GCSE results
In Depth

Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?

Education secretary mulling 2021 exams delay amid warnings that pandemic has boosted inequality
1 Sep 2020
The exam results ‘most often inflated’ by teacher’s grades
A-level results
In Brief

The exam results ‘most often inflated’ by teacher’s grades

History and biology results among the hardest hit subjects
21 Aug 2020

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Do British universities offer value for money?
University
In Depth

Do British universities offer value for money?

New analysis compares earnings of graduates in UK and other countries as A-level grades chaos prompts admissions overload
19 Aug 2020
What can Johnson do to end the A-level ‘results crisis’?
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In Depth

What can Johnson do to end the A-level ‘results crisis’?

Teachers and pupils appeal for clarity over appeals process as universities say they cannot hold places
17 Aug 2020
Exam chaos: how universities will decide who gets a place
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Exam chaos: how universities will decide who gets a place

Institutions asked to hold places for A-level students appealing grades in England following results row in Scotland
12 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘the final battle to keep our beloved NHS’
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Instant Opinion: ‘the final battle to keep our beloved NHS’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 4 August
4 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Scotland ‘is out of Johnson’s control’
Nicola Sturgeon Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Scotland ‘is out of Johnson’s control’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 3 August
3 Aug 2020
Why are UK universities falling in the global rankings?
Cambridge University
In Depth

Why are UK universities falling in the global rankings?

‘Triple threat’ of Brexit, tightening budgets and unchecked expansion may be to blame
10 Jun 2020
How coronavirus broke Britain’s universities
Students sit university exams in Hong Kong
In Depth

How coronavirus broke Britain’s universities

Price of survival may be more state control and less focus on the arts
22 May 2020
Will UK universities survive the lockdown?
Oxford
In Depth

Will UK universities survive the lockdown?

Government split over bailing out struggling higher education institutions
24 Apr 2020
Should unconditional university offers be scrapped?
University students return for the spring term at Cambridge University
In Brief

Should unconditional university offers be scrapped?

Education leaders call on watchdog to reform system, citing oversubscription to courses
28 Feb 2020
Blackstone buys £5bn of UK student accommodation
The University of Edinburgh taken on 22 June 2014.
In Depth

Blackstone buys £5bn of UK student accommodation

Revenue from UK higher education is booming, fuelled in part by increased demand from overseas
27 Feb 2020
Why university staff are going on strike
UCU strike
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Why university staff are going on strike

Lecturers, librarians and other staff to walk out at 74 institutions from 20 February
18 Feb 2020
Academics claim political correctness has gone mad
Bernd Lucke
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Academics claim political correctness has gone mad

New survey reveals fears for freedom of expression at universities
13 Feb 2020
Pros and cons of ranking universities by graduate earnings
Graduates celebrate on London's Southbank
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Pros and cons of ranking universities by graduate earnings

New government plans are rubbished by higher education experts
11 Feb 2020
Why Cambridge wants to ban military from freshers’ fairs
Cambridge University
In Depth

Why Cambridge wants to ban military from freshers’ fairs

Student union branded ‘pathetic’ after suggesting firearms may have ‘triggering’ effect on some attendees
5 Feb 2020
Why anti-abortion activists are targeting UK universities
Abortion
In Depth

Why anti-abortion activists are targeting UK universities

National Union of Students reports rise of pro-life groups on campuses
6 Jan 2020
Why are Britain's universities running out of money?
British graduates at degree ceremonies
In Depth

Why are Britain's universities running out of money?

Institutions put on warning list owing to ‘unrealistic’ student intake projections
30 Oct 2019
Two thirds of unis teach sexual consent to students
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In Brief

Two thirds of unis teach sexual consent to students

Concern is rising over reports of sexual misconduct on UK campuses
9 Oct 2019
More than half of young people now go to university
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More than half of young people now go to university

Milestone arrives 20 years after Tony Blair set it as a target
27 Sep 2019
The new visa rules for foreign students explained
Graduates celebrate on London's Southbank
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The new visa rules for foreign students explained

Home Office set to reverse Theresa May’s tougher curbs in bid to attract ‘brightest and best’ after Brexit
11 Sep 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘How British degrees lost their value’
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Instant Opinion: ‘How British degrees lost their value’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 22 August
22 Aug 2019
How to find out if you have overpaid your student loan
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How to find out if you have overpaid your student loan

The Student Loans Company holds £28m of unclaimed overpayments
20 Aug 2019
Is it time to end uni offers based on predicted grades?
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In Depth

Is it time to end uni offers based on predicted grades?

Labour is calling for drastic overhaul of current system
14 Aug 2019
Cut tuition fees and bring back grants, says official review
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In Brief

Cut tuition fees and bring back grants, says official review

Augar inquiry commissioned by Theresa May tries to tackle concerns about skills gaps
30 May 2019
How Oxford University’s ‘sea change’ in admissions will work
Oxford University
In Depth

How Oxford University’s ‘sea change’ in admissions will work

Two new schemes designed to boost proportion of underprivileged new students to 25% by 2023
21 May 2019
Third of UK graduates ‘overqualified’ for their job
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In Brief

Third of UK graduates ‘overqualified’ for their job

ONS figures reveals phenomenon of ‘underemployed’ growing
30 Apr 2019
Starbucks to pay UK employees’ tuition fees at US university
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Starbucks to pay UK employees’ tuition fees at US university

Dozens of baristas will be offered the chance to earn a free online degree in pilot scheme
2 Apr 2019
‘Smug little minds’ lecturer Michael Blackburn quits
Michael Blackburn
In Brief

‘Smug little minds’ lecturer Michael Blackburn quits

Lincoln University academic triggered controversy with comments on female oppression, Islam and terrorism
26 Feb 2019