28 mars 2018

Cambridge University reveals 15% gender pay gap

Top universities report big disparity between male and female employees’ earnings. More...

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Cambridge Analytica academic's work upset university colleagues

One of the world’s best universities is coming under increased pressure over how it handled concerns raised about the mass data harvesting at the heart of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, after a cache of emails revealed heated exchanges between senior academics involved. More...

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Worries grow about the survival of the Open University

Unfortunately, the situation at the Open University is far worse than you reported (Open University plans major cuts to number of staff and courses, 22 March). Despite the university’s warm words about working with academics, the relationship between the vice-chancellor’s executive and the academic body is now characterised by deep mutual contempt. More...

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St Andrews hits out at Spanish bid to extradite Catalan academic

University ‘deeply concerned’ after former Catalan minister Clara Ponsatí named in warrant. More...

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My father founded the Open University – here’s how to save it

In November 2016 I was invited to speak at an Open University reception in London celebrating the launch of a new chair of economics named after my late father, Harold Wilson, who, together with Jennie Lee, brought the Open University into being in the 1960s. More...

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Safe spaces used to inhibit free speech on campuses, inquiry finds

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Bureaucracy and confused guidance limit free speech, although problem not ‘pervasive’. More...

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‘They’re trying to take away our rights.’ How much power should students have?

The government is reviewing fees and assessing universities’ value for money. We ask whether it is involving all the right people. More...

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New university rankings ‘put nursing and social work degrees at risk’

Universities have hit out at government plans to rank their academic teaching according to how much their graduates earn. Vice-chancellors warn they may be forced to cut vital degrees including nursing, social work and policing, because of these courses’ lower earnings potential. More...

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UK universities accused of failing to tackle sexual misconduct

Guardian investigation finds many have not enacted reforms to support and protect victims. More...

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Universities have too few women at the top. How can they redress the balance?

Universities are falling behind government targets to increase female representation on their boards by 2020. They need to take action now. More...

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