22 mars 2015

Stanford Chief Wants Higher Ed to Be ‘Affordable, Accessible, Adaptable’

subscribe todayBy Jennifer Howard. American higher education isn’t badly broken, according to John L. Hennessy, president of Stanford University. It’s still "the envy of the world." But it has to reckon with serious problems, including rising costs and falling degree-completion rates, he told the American Council on Education’s annual meeting here on Sunday. More...

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Parliament enters last pre-budget sitting week with tributes for Malcolm Fraser

The Guardian homeBy. Parliamentarians return to Canberra for the final week of sittings before the government’s second budget but normal business will be suspended on Monday. Read more...

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Theresa May drops rules on ordering universities to ban extremist speakers

The Guardian homeBy. Home secretary also now likely to shelve publication of official counter-extremism strategy until after the general election. Read more...

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Paul Blomfield voted 2015's most inspiring leader in higher education

The Guardian homeByKim Thomas. Blomfield, a backbench Labour MP, founded the all-party parliamentary group on students, which has allowed undergraduates to have their voices heard. Read more...

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International students forced to queue in their thousands to collect visas

The Guardian homeBy. Julia Goodfellow, incoming president of Universities UK, warns that administrative hurdles make students feel unwelcome. Read more...

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What’s putting young people off teaching?

The Guardian homeBy. With many training places left unfilled, some are concerned the profession has a reputation problem. Read more...

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Ed Balls guarantees Labour can fund pledge to cut tuition fees by a third

The Guardian homeBy. Shadow chancellor rebuts claims George Osborne has shot Labour’s fox on university tuition fees, after chancellor pledges to cut lifetime pension cap. Read more...

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Almost half of English universities plan to recruit more students after cap is lifted

The Guardian homeBy and . Universities are transformed into building sites as they battle for extra students, but experts warn some institutions are playing a risky game. Read more...

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LSE students stage occupation in protest at 'profit-driven education'

The Guardian homeBy . Forty students barricade themselves in LSE building, with an end to zero-hour contracts for LSE staff among the demands of the ‘Free University of London’. Read more...

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Q&A: how to get a graduate job in the third sector

The Guardian homeBy . Graduate jobs can be competitive. Join our experts from 1-3pm Wednesday 25 March to get advice on finding graduate work in the third sector. Read more...

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