31 mars 2016

Why the EU matters for universities

The Guardian homeByDaniel Zeichner. Leading British scientists have called Brexit a potential disaster for UK science. Following Julian Huppert’s argument on this blog, his successor as MP for Cambridge, Daniel Zeichner, explains the importance of Europe for our leading Universities. More...

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Education reform ‘has failed to improve social mobility’

The Guardian homeBy. More than half a century of sweeping educational reforms have done little to improve Britain’s social mobility, according to one of the country’s leading experts on equality. More...

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The party’s over for young people, debt laden and risk averse

The Guardian homeBy. With such grave financial prospects, it’s no wonder today’s under-25s prefer jogging to drinking. To have a sense of freedom now seems illogical. More...

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Tuition fees give England universities surplus worth £1.8bn

The Guardian homeBy. First full cohort paying £9,000 fee bolsters balances while Open University has £7m deficit due to fewer part-time students. More...

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Tuition fees 'have led to surge in students seeking counselling'

The Guardian homeBy. A surge in the number of students at top universities using mental health services is due in part to the hike in tuition fees to £9,000, campaigners have said, adding that financial stress is linked to anxiety and depression. More...

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Studying 18th-century criminals makes me look at my modern prejudice

The Guardian homeByStephen Basdeo. In the last year of my undergraduate history degree I was introduced to one of the most fascinating genres of literature: the 18th-century criminal biography. Tomes such as Charles Johnson’s Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals (1734) catalogue the experiences of thieves, rogues and prostitutes. I haven’t been able to leave them alone since. And now my enthusiasm for little-known crime writers of the 1700s is being kept alive by my PhD on 18th- and 19th-century literary representations of outlaws and highwaymen. More...

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Women lagging behind in race for apprenticeships

The Guardian homeBy. Female apprentices lower-paid and underrepresented in sectors such as engineering, fuelling fears of a skills gap. More...

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Get a foot in the door of industry with an industry-accredited course

The Guardian homeBy. An industry-accredited course will not just get you a qualification – you’ll be a certified practitioner too. More...

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Modern apprenticeships have grown up

The Guardian homeBy. Apprenticeships have a bit of an image problem – but they are a valid alternative to university and cover everything from law to web development. More...

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30 mars 2016

Live Q&A: how far have we come on gender equality in HE?

The Guardian homeBy. Join our live chat on International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March, to discuss how well the sector is tackling disparities in pay and progression. More...

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