Universities

‘Republican culture war zealotry has crossed the line as the US midterms approach’
A supporter of Donald Trump at a recent rally in North Carolina
Instant Opinion

‘Republican culture war zealotry has crossed the line as the US midterms approach’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
20 Apr 2022
Pros and cons of minimum grades for student loans
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Pros and cons

Pros and cons of minimum grades for student loans

The new proposals could price disadvantaged pupils out of higher education, warn education experts
24 Feb 2022
What is a ‘trigger warning’ and why are they controversial?
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Getting to grips with . . .

What is a ‘trigger warning’ and why are they controversial?

Debate continues over whether content labelling helps or harms students
28 Jan 2022
Pig hearts, student feedback and own goals
A pig
Podcast

Pig hearts, student feedback and own goals

Should we be breeding more porcine organ donors? Will students lose the right to rate their university lecturers? And will football ever really come h…
14 Jan 2022
Why university staff are striking nationwide
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Getting to grips with . . .

Why university staff are striking nationwide

Three-day walkout set to affect 1m students across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
2 Dec 2021
‘Amendments to the government’s policing bill are dictators’ powers’
Kill the Bill protests in London in May 2021
Instant Opinion

‘Amendments to the government’s policing bill are dictators’ powers’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
1 Dec 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s real danger is sat behind him’
Boris Johnson
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‘Boris Johnson’s real danger is sat behind him’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
8 Nov 2021

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Political insults, gig academics and dating doubts
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Podcast

Political insults, gig academics and dating doubts

Do we have the right to be rude to MPs? Why are university lecturers living in poverty? And is online dating failing to deliver?
5 Nov 2021
Kathleen Stock resigns: the ‘hounding’ of an academic on the front line of transgender rights debate
Trans rights activists demonstrating in Edinburgh
In Brief

Kathleen Stock resigns: the ‘hounding’ of an academic on the front line of transgender rights debate

Sussex University students claim ‘trans and non-binary students are safer and happier for it’
4 Nov 2021
The battle to keep China off European university campuses
A student walks through Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
In Depth

The battle to keep China off European university campuses

Chinese institutes come under scrutiny as German publisher claims Xi Jinping is ‘sacrosanct and beyond discussion’
1 Nov 2021
Will more universities ban unjabbed students?
Masked students at Oxford University
Today’s big question

Will more universities ban unjabbed students?

A UK university has banned students from living on campus if they cannot prove they have been vaccinated against Covid-19
20 Aug 2021
Are too many people going to university in the UK?
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Today’s big question

Are too many people going to university in the UK?

Ministers urge school-leavers to consider alternative paths
12 Aug 2021
‘Exam results have become an all-consuming mania’
LSE graduates
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‘Exam results have become an all-consuming mania’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
3 Jun 2021
‘Tory Islamophobia needs a root extraction’
A Muslim woman walks down a street in London
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‘Tory Islamophobia needs a root extraction’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
1 Jun 2021
Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?
A controversial government advertising campaign from October 2020
In Brief

Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?

Proposal described by critics as ‘catastrophic’ and ‘an attack on the future of UK arts’
6 May 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

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2 Oct 2020
Universities face student refund calls amid Covid disruption
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In Brief

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?
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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
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’?
universities
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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In Depth

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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In Depth

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
In Depth

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
In Brief

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
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In Depth

Pros and cons of ranking universities by graduate earnings

New government plans are rubbished by higher education experts
11 Feb 2020
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