Universities

The eight schools that ‘dominate’ Oxbridge
Oxford University
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The eight schools that ‘dominate’ Oxbridge

The elite universities admit more students from handful of private institutions than from almost 3,000 other schools combined
7 Dec 2018
Is university worth the money?
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Is university worth the money?

New government study examines whether the average UK student benefits economically from higher education
27 Nov 2018
Uni staff told capital letters could frighten students
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Uni staff told capital letters could frighten students

Leeds journalism lecturers also urged to avoid negative language and using the word ‘don’t’
19 Nov 2018
Is it last orders for university initiations?
Alcohol
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Is it last orders for university initiations?

Newcastle student Ed Farmer died from excessive alcohol consumption following ceremony, inquest hears
23 Oct 2018
University success ‘genetic’, says study
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University success ‘genetic’, says study

Genes influence choice of university as well as exam performance, according to KCL researchers
19 Oct 2018
Student union votes to replace clapping with ‘jazz hands’
Clapping, applause, hands
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Student union votes to replace clapping with ‘jazz hands’

Manchester University student union passes motion to introduce ‘more inclusive forms of expression’
2 Oct 2018
Are essay-writing firms devaluing degrees?
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Are essay-writing firms devaluing degrees?

University heads call on Department of Education to outlaw ‘cheating industry’
27 Sep 2018
One in five UK uni students now teetotal
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One in five UK uni students now teetotal

Financial pressures, a wider diversity of faiths and increased health awareness contributing to drop in drinking
25 Sep 2018
Tom Jones: two murder arrests over missing Worcester student
Wiltshire police declare major incident after pair exposed to ‘unknown substance’
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Tom Jones: two murder arrests over missing Worcester student

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder following 18-year-old’s disappearance five days ago
24 Sep 2018
Durham Uni cancels 8am lectures after student backlash
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Durham Uni cancels 8am lectures after student backlash

Law and Business undergraduates protested after lectures were scheduled early to cope with a growing intake at the university
14 Aug 2018
Britain ‘now the stupid country’
Lord Bragg
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Britain ‘now the stupid country’

Melvyn Bragg says nation’s universities are being destroyed
26 Jun 2018
The degrees that land graduates the highest salaries
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The degrees that land graduates the highest salaries

First study of its kind shows economics tops earnings table - while creative arts rank lowest
15 Jun 2018
Why is there such a lack of diversity at Oxbridge?
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Why is there such a lack of diversity at Oxbridge?

Newly revealed figures show some Oxford and Cambridge colleges admitted no black British students between 2012 and 2016
6 Jun 2018
London named best city in the world for students
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London named best city in the world for students

English capital tops global ranking despite being ‘eye-wateringly’ expensive
9 May 2018
Minister to ban students from censoring contentious speakers
Sam Gyimah
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Minister to ban students from censoring contentious speakers

Sam Gyimah says attempts to silence debate at universities are ‘chilling’
3 May 2018
Disadvantaged students more likely to live at home
Fewer than 5,000 foreign students a year stay after their visas expire
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Disadvantaged students more likely to live at home

New report says that social mobility is the preserve of ‘white, middle class, privately educated young people’
27 Feb 2018
USS strike: lecturers on strike at 57 universities
University students return for the spring term at Cambridge University
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USS strike: lecturers on strike at 57 universities

More than a million students will lose a combined 565,000 hours of teaching to walkouts
22 Feb 2018
Tory fightback over tuition fees begins
First introduced by Labour, tuition fees have now risen to £9,250 a year
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Tory fightback over tuition fees begins

Long-awaited review of higher education funding has power to woo younger voters but is politically ‘risky’
14 Feb 2018
Seventh suspected suicide at Bristol University in 18 months
Bristol University
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Seventh suspected suicide at Bristol University in 18 months

Researchers point to pressures on students including academic, financial and housing problems
22 Jan 2018
A first look around the University Arms Cambridge
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A first look around the University Arms Cambridge

The city’s oldest hotel is about to reopen following a two-year refurbishment
27 Oct 2017
Hackers target research from UK universities
Oxford University
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Hackers target research from UK universities

Data confirms a rise in cyberattacks within higher education, posing a threat to national security
5 Sep 2017
Tuition fees 'should be cut', says two-thirds of public
Graduates celebrate on London's Southbank
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Tuition fees 'should be cut', says two-thirds of public

Lord Adonis, a former Labour education minister, adds to calls for fees to be reduced
14 Aug 2017