07 mars 2015

Labour £6K fees policy ‘could hit universities outside England’

By . The introduction of £6,000 tuition fees in England by a Labour government would have a significant impact on higher education funding in Scotland and Wales, and could potentially trigger the introduction of caps on cross-border student migration, observers have said. More...

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Overseas fee income grows again as share of total

By . The UK’s universities increased their income from overseas students once again last year, with their fee payments rising to 12.7 per cent of total income. More...

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BIS bids to cut funded places at ‘poorer quality’ private colleges

By . The government wants to cut the number of students with public funding recruited by “poorer quality” private colleges offering sub-degree courses. More...

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Election hustings: Labour's £6K fees pledge debated

By . Ed Miliband and Labour still see a graduate tax as the right “long-term” policy for university funding despite announcing £6,000 fees as their short-term goal, according to Liam Byrne. More...

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Towards a truly collegial way to run a university

By Philip G. Hultin. The excerpt in University Affairs from Peter MacKinnon’s book University Leadership and Public Policy in the Twenty-First Century: A President’s Perspective presented an idealized vision of university governance that I think most of us basically agree with: legislation has established the structures of Canadian public universities, and universities should be run as the framers of this legislation intended. Boards of governors are indeed “empowered to supervise and decide on university finances, business and property” while senates “have plenary authority for establishing and supervising academic programs and activities.” This sounds like a perfectly reasonable, peaceful and collegial way to run a university – if indeed it were actually the way things were run. More...

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Anthropologist makes foray into the hacker collective ‘Anonymous’

By Chantal Braganza. There are moments in Gabriella Coleman’s new book that clearly illustrate the diligent research she undertook for her book on Anonymous, the bombastic hacktivist collective. There are the late nights spent on her computer watching chat-room conversations explode over whether the group should participate in an illegal disruption of PayPal’s donations service. More...

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Cautiously contracted

By Liz Koblyk. Some the reasons have more to do with your job search than with the nature of contracts themselves. If, like many job seekers, you’ve limited your search to posted jobs, you could be inadvertently missing out on a hidden job market of longer-term opportunities. If you’ve been applying to short-term contracts because that’s all you see in job ads, consider setting job ads aside, or at least limiting their role in your job search. More...

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Let’s keep things in perspective

By David Kim. Find your passion and learn how to apply it to make positive change – these are the tasks for the 21st-century student.We often lose sight of the bigger picture when we become too focused with a goal or an objective. More...

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Let’s reconsider our hiring practices for contract academic staff

By Kane X. Faucher. There are ethical issues around overlooking those who remain hidden in plain sight.
In many universities, hiring practices are long established and complex. Built-in safeguards are introduced to ensure that principles of fairness, equity and diversity are met. More...

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Building on the accelerator model – introduction

By Jonathan Thon. Business accelerators have become fashionable, and for good reason, says Jonathan Thon in the first of a series on this entrepreneurial trend.
Business accelerators have become fashionable, and for good reason. They offer aspiring entrepreneurs access to expert mentors, marketing and media resources, funding opportunities, and office space. More...

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