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Latest news on international students

Latest news on international students | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
UK Council for International Student Affairs promotes and protects the needs of international students.
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University World News - EUROPE: Higher education amid financial meltdown

University World News - EUROPE: Higher education amid financial meltdown | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it

What is happening to higher education during the financial crisis in Europe?

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Willetts abandons Cambridge talk

Willetts abandons Cambridge talk | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
Universities Minister David Willetts is forced to abandon a speech at Cambridge University after it was disrupted by protesters.
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The UKBA’s Proposed Restrictions on Tier 4 visas: implications for University recruitment of overseas students - HEPI

The UKBA’s Proposed Restrictions on Tier 4 visas: implications for University recruitment of overseas students - HEPI | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it

Professor Edward Acton analyses the Government's proposals to class international students as migrants with the resulting restriction on student visas, and shows the devastating effect this will have on the recruitment of international students and so the financial health of universities, as well as the damage it will cause to the UK economy.

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UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | BIS

UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | BIS | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Corporate website of the UK government department.
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Police in force at student march

Police in force at student march | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
The police were out in force as students protested in London against higher tuition fees and "privatisation" in universities.
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How to read HEFCE's funding letter from BIS - Research Blogs

How to read HEFCE's funding letter from BIS - Research Blogs | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
Vince Cable and David Willetts are trying to steer universities in a new direction. So the ministers at the ...
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How to read David Willetts' big speech to Universities UK - Research ...

How to read David Willetts' big speech to Universities UK - Research ... | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
It looks like there is going to be a surge of universities wanting to charge close to the new maximum of £9000 a year in tuition fees - with potentially devastating effects on government budgets. ...
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Students and graduates strive to make a social impact

Students and graduates strive to make a social impact | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
Many have great ideas, but there is a desperate need to empower and train them to channel these into viable businesses, says Katerina Elias-Trostmann...
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David Willetts is in danger of creating a 'squeezed middle' of universities - Telegraph

David Willetts is in danger of creating a 'squeezed middle' of universities  - Telegraph | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
All universities should be freed to compete for students - not restricted by
fee caps or quotas on numbers.
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HEFCE : Research : Research Excellence Framework (REF)

HEFCE : Research : Research Excellence Framework (REF) | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). It will replace the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and will be completed in 2014. The REF will be undertaken by the four UK higher education funding bodies. The exercise will be managed by the REF team based at HEFCE and overseen by the REF Steering Group, consisting of representatives of the four funding bodies.

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University of Wales abolished after visa scandal - Telegraph

University of Wales abolished after visa scandal  - Telegraph | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
The second-largest university in the country with a 120-year history has been
abolished following a visa scandal.
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Birmingham University gets high court injunction against sit-in protesters

Birmingham University gets high court injunction against sit-in protesters | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
Injunction criminalises all occupation-style protests on Birmingham's 250-acre campus for the next 12 months...
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Times Higher Education - White Paper: more power for Hefce to ...

David Willetts, the universities and science minister, said Hefce needed to shift from being a "grant-giving quango" to become more of a "classic regulator", whose powers were derived from determining which institutions could ...
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HE Funding... another thread unravels. - Followers of the Apocalypse

Neither body is unduly expensive - the QAA costs the UK about £12m (£7m from funding councils - mainly HEFCE, £4m from institutions), HESA costs HEFCE around 200k (yes, really!) with institutional ...
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Fear the future campus wars

Fear the future campus wars | UK Higher Education Review | Scoop.it
This has resulted in a very different campus culture emerging over the past twenty years – where it was once an adversarial relationship, students' unions are now seen as partners in ensuring a high-quality student experience.
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