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17 janvier 2015

Jobs for graduates predicted to hit record high

By Joe Sandler Clarke. Graduate recruitment is set to reach its highest level in more than a decade, according to new research. A study by High Fliers Research predicts that employers will create 8.1 per cent more entry-level vacancies in 2015, building on an increase of 7.9 per cent in 2014. More...

17 janvier 2015

Employers ‘should participate more' in HE provision

By Joe Sandler Clarke. Employers should have more of a say in the design and delivery of the curriculum at universities in order to produce “work-ready” graduates. More...

17 janvier 2015

Greg Clark criticises ‘dumbing down’ comments on diversity

By . Science and universities minister says more must be done on issue. The suggestion that promoting more women and ethnic minorities to senior university positions amounts to “dumbing down” is ludicrous, universities and science minister Greg Clark has said. More...

17 janvier 2015

Nature publisher to merge with Springer

By . The publisher of Nature is to merge with the world’s second largest science publisher, Springer. The merger of Macmillan Science and Education and Springer was announced on 15 January. More...

17 janvier 2015

British Library unveils eight-year plan

By  . The British Library has announced an ambitious “vision for its future development” over the next eight years. Living Knowledge: The British Library 2015-2023, due to be launched by chief executive Roly Keating this evening with a call for renewed and sustained investment in the UK’s knowledge infrastructure, describes the challenging context. More...

17 janvier 2015

Comparing degree standards: assumptions to be ‘re-tested’

By . Three of the UK’s funding bodies want to “re-test assumptions” about the importance of comparability of standards across the sector’s institutions. More...

17 janvier 2015

Universities ‘should be excluded’ from counter-terror powers, say MPs

By . Government plans to tackle “extremism” will have a “seriously inhibiting effect on bona fide academic debate in universities”, MPs and peers warn. More...

17 janvier 2015

Universities give out more firsts and 2:1s

By . The number of students awarded a first-class degree soared by 14 per cent last year. More...

17 janvier 2015

Part-time student numbers continue to dive

By . Part-time student numbers have continued a dramatic decline after falling by 8 per cent last year, new figures show. More...

17 janvier 2015

University ‘equal pay’ days marked by protests

By . Student groups are holding a series of protests this month against pay inequality in universities. To raise awareness about the “grossly unequal distribution of wealth on our campuses”, student groups allied to the left-wing National Campaign against Fees and Cuts will hold protests throughout January on the days when they say principals’ pay will exceed the total annual salary of low-paid staff, such as outsourced cleaners. More...

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