22 février 2015

Laptops, cash or guaranteed places: how universities are attracting students

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy James Connington. Competition to attract the best students is increasing for universities, but should institutions offer incentives? James Connington takes a look at what's on offer. Read more...

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It's not so bad having a famous name, says Professor Snape who refuses to read Harry Potter

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy . Durham University's new don of Anglican history is patient with the jokers - but he's far from the only person to suffer an unfortunate coincidence of name. Read more...

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'Oxbridge is not the only yardstick of academic excellence'

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy Peter Tait. Ambitious schools, concerned with their own standing, aspire for their best students to go to Oxbridge and nowhere else; what a narrow-minded view, says Peter Tait. Read more...

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Fears that 1 in 10 British students could be lured overseas by Ucas shake up

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy . Ucas has announced that prospective students will be able to apply to European institutions, raising fears of a brain drain of Britain's best and brightest. Read more...

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Mandelson warns Labour on £6,000 fees

By . A cut to tuition fees not coupled with a rise in taxpayer funding would damage universities, Lord Mandelson has said as Labour finalises its policy. More...

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Britons would rather be an academic than a Hollywood star

By . Becoming an academic is the third most desirable job for Britons and is seen as more attractive than being a Hollywood film star. More...

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‘Macho’ university culture mirrors banks’ mistakes

By . Professors issue warning over obsession with performance management and research excellence.
The way that UK universities prioritise research over teaching echoes the way that banks put profit before the interests of customers prior to the financial crash, two academics have claimed. More...

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English universities ‘over-reliant’ on Chinese postgraduates

By . The number of Chinese students enrolling on full-time taught master’s courses in England has grown to all but match the number of home students. More...

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Nature to allow double-blind peer review

By . A top science journal is to offer authors the chance to remain anonymous when their manuscript goes through peer review.
Nature and the wider stable of Nature research journals will introduce so-called “double-blind peer review” over the coming months as part of a trial. More...

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Research funding formula tweaked after REF 2014 results

By . England’s funding council has changed the formula for distributing quality-related research funding following the research excellence framework. More...

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