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[UK] Government under pressure over student loan change

[UK] Government under pressure over student loan change | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Petition against decision to freeze repayment threshold reaches 120,000 signatures (...) - The Guardian, by Miles Brignall and Patrick Collinson,

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UK government slammed for losing track of its own research

UK government slammed for losing track of its own research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Government can't say how many policy studies it paid for or published, report reveals. (...) - Nature, by Daniel Cressey, 02 June 2016

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UK university lecturers strike over pay

UK university lecturers strike over pay | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Members of UCU union launch 48-hour walkout as they reject pay rise of 1.1%, saying vice-chancellors’ pay went up 5.1%. (...) - The Guardian, by Sally Weale, 25 May 2016

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[UK] Science could suffer from Brexit – Lords report

A powerful United Kingdom parliamentary committee has warned that Britain could lose high-level strategic influence over not only European but more widely international science policy in the event of a Brexit after the June referendum on continued membership. (...) - University World News, by David Jobbins, 21 April 2016 Issue No:410
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UK government pulls back from rule ‘gagging’ researchers

UK government pulls back from rule ‘gagging’ researchers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Research-council grants will escape anti-lobbying crackdown, government confirms.


UK university scientists who receive public funds will not be prevented by an ‘anti-lobbying’ rule from speaking about the political implications of their work, the government has confirmed. (...) - Nature, by Daniel Cressey, 19 April 2016

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My students have paid £9,000 and now they think they own me

My students have paid £9,000 and now they think they own me | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The government has turned students into customers who have no respect for academics and refuse to work for their grades (...) - The Guardian, by Anonymus Academic, 18 December 2015

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[UK] Does ‘academies only’ sponsorship policy waste educational expertise?

[UK] Does ‘academies only’ sponsorship policy waste educational expertise? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Headteachers in Tory-controlled Hampshire are among those hoping the House of Lords will change the education bill so that they can help neighbouring schools to improve (...) - The Guardian, by Liz Lightfoot, 15 December 2015

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UK Engagement Survey: universities have limited impact on students’ ‘soft’ skill development

UK Engagement Survey: universities have limited impact on students’ ‘soft’ skill development | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Responses of more than 24,000 undergraduates indicate limited development in areas such as creativity and citizenship over course of degree (...) - Times Higher Education, by Chris Havergal, December 10, 2015

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[UK] Academics! You've got to fight for your right to job security

[UK] Academics! You've got to fight for your right to job security | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Universities want to sell themselves as booming businesses, but the rise of zero-hours contracts is a threat to the sector (...) - The Guardian, by Myka Abramson and Harry Stopes, 1 December 2015

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U.K. science spared the budget ax and bolstered against inflation

U.K. science spared the budget ax and bolstered against inflation | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Researchers cautiously optimistic about government spending plans for next 4 years (....) - Science, by Erik Stokstad, 25 November 2015

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United Kingdom needs a science funding czar, report says

United Kingdom needs a science funding czar, report says | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Review of U.K. research councils recommends a new overarching structure for greater efficiency and a high-profile leader (...) - Science, by Erik Stokstad, 2015/11/19

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UK universities face biggest shake-up for decades

UK universities face their biggest shake-up in decades under plans for a further shift towards a market approach announced in a government consultation on 6 November. (...) - University World News, by

David Jobbins, 06 November 2015 Issue No:389
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UK academics boycott universities in Israel to fight for Palestinians' rights

UK academics boycott universities in Israel to fight for Palestinians' rights | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

British and Israeli governments condemn pledge by 343 professors and lecturers who criticise what they call ‘Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land’ (...) - The Guardian, by Peter Walker and Ian Black, 27 October 2015

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UK government slammed for losing track of its own research

Government can't say how many policy studies it paid for or published, report reveals. (...) - Nature, by Daniel Cressey, 02 June 2016

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Moocs to earn degree credits for first time in UK at two universities

Moocs to earn degree credits for first time in UK at two universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Students will be able to use Moocs - massive open online courses - to gain accreditation towards final qualification (...) - The Guardian, by Sally Weale, 26 Ma 2016

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UK's university gender gap is a national scandal, says thinktank

UK's university gender gap is a national scandal, says thinktank | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Report calls for efforts to recruit more male students, including a ‘take our sons to university day’. (....) - The guardian, by Sally Weale, 12 May 2016

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Ministers believe students ‘aren’t getting their money’s worth’ at top universities

Ministers believe students ‘aren’t getting their money’s worth’ at top universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Government ministers are questioning whether tuition fee costs of up to £9,000 at some of the UK’s top universities can be justified given the “quality and intensity of teaching.” As reported by The Telegraph, the revelation has come to light after images of a private memo were leaked on Monday as an unnamed official carried meeting notes from Number 10 to the Cabinet Office. (...) The Independent, by Aftab Ali, 19 April, 2016

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[UK] Tuition fees give universities in England £1.8bn surplus

Universities in England accrued record operating surpluses worth nearly £1.8 billion (US$2.5 billion) last year, as their bank balances were filled by the first full cohort of students paying the £9,000 tuition fee, writes Richard Adams for the Guardian. (...) - University World News, Guardian, 12 March 2016 Issue No:404
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Scottish government cuts higher education budget by 3 per cent

Scottish government cuts higher education budget by 3 per cent | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Meanwhile, education committee calls for 'further detail' from ministers on controversial governance measures (...) - Times Higher Education, by John Morgan, December 17, 2015

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Universities need to hone their argument for staying in the EU

Universities need to hone their argument for staying in the EU | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Emran Mian looks at four arguments that British universities have so far mustered for staying in the EU – and says universities must engage further, detail by detail, with the Eurosceptic rebuttals to these arguments. Even in universities the support for staying in the EU is soft. There is still time for universities to construct better arguments. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences', by Emran Mia, 2015/12/15

 

 

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[UK] Secret dossier on research fraud suggests government concern over science

[UK] Secret dossier on research fraud suggests government concern over science | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Senior figures in UK science fear that culture leading to research misconduct has not been changed (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, December 3, 2015

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EU membership backed by 70% of UK university students, survey finds

EU membership backed by 70% of UK university students, survey finds | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Pro-EU support strong but unreliable, with fewer than half of students polled saying they would definitely vote in referendum (...) - The Guardian, by Richard Adams, 29 November 2015

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UK scientists celebrate slight rise in research budget

Science budget will rise with inflation amid cuts elsewhere, following government spending review. (...) - Nature, by Elizabeth Gibney, 25 November 2015

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How to judge scientists’ strengths

How to judge scientists’ strengths | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Institute director’s struggle with hundreds of applications triggers online discussion of assessment of researchers. (...) - Nature, by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, 11 November 2015

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UK and Ireland gain in Horizon 2020 top 50 performers

An analysis of the top performers in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, or H2020, shows that the UK has strengthened its position, along with the Netherlands and Ireland, compared with the Seventh Framework Programme; and Switzerland is no longer represented. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 30 October 2015 Issue No:388

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