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Launch of 'success in the student market' research report

Launch of 'success in the student market' research report | Higher education policy | Scoop.it
We are proud to launch our 'success in the student market' research report...
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Which? and NUS to help students make more informed choices

Which? and NUS to help students make more informed choices | Higher education policy | Scoop.it
Liam Burns today announced that Which? will work in partnership with NUS to develop a new university website, which will provide free independent information and high quality advice to help prospective students choose the right course and university.
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NUS Scotland welcomes 'huge step forward' on student support

NUS Scotland welcomes 'huge step forward' on student support | Higher education policy | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government has announced a new minimum income for the poorest students of £7250, a minimum support package of £4500 regardless of income, and part-time fees abolished for those earning less than £25,000.
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Researchers got talent, but negative factors usher them to the exit door

Academic performance is not a predictor of whether researchers remain in the academy, a study has concluded.
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Shared Services Centre is 'below standard' and new tasks won't help it improve, says STFC head

The performance of the "already over-stretched" Shared Services Centre for the UK research councils may suffer further when new bodies begin to use the centre in the coming months, it has been warned.
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UCL recruits star to helm flagship

UCL recruits star to helm flagship | Higher education policy | Scoop.it
Queen Mary loses high-profile intellectual Lisa Jardine to London rival.
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There's gold in them there hills of online learning

Altruism takes a back seat as US elite consolidate to profit from open courses.
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Canada told to show more of itself to the world

Canada should double the number of overseas students it attracts over the next 10 years as part of an internationalisation drive, a report by the Advisory Panel on Canada's International Education Strategy has said.
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Statistics reveal 'awful' record on fair access for most exclusive Scottish universities

Statistics reveal 'awful' record on fair access for most exclusive Scottish universities | Higher education policy | Scoop.it
New statistics from an NUS Scotland FOI request have revealed for the first time the shocking record on fair access at some of Scotland's most exclusive universities.
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NUS President calls national demonstration for 21 November

NUS President calls national demonstration for 21 November | Higher education policy | Scoop.it
In a video message to delegates at the NUS Further Education Leadership training event for newly elected officers in colleges and sixth forms, President Liam Burns has announced that NUS is calling on students to march in London on Wednesday 21...
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No evidence that students have more choice, says NUS

No evidence that students have more choice, says NUS | Higher education policy | Scoop.it
There is no evidence to suggest that more students than ever will be accepted to their first choice university, despite claims by Universities Minister David Willetts in today’s Guardian newspaper.
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Penny for your magical thoughts

We can't resist investing in karma and bargaining with fate, say researchers.
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A-level grades throw number of places into doubt

A-level grades throw number of places into doubt | Higher education policy | Scoop.it
But Hefce says 'no reason to believe' AAB policy will shut out more students.
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English standards being set below recommended levels

Nearly two in three UK universities are setting English language requirements below the recommended level for undergraduate students from outside the European Union, according to a Times Higher Education survey.
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QAA rules on collaborations demand more from degree-awarding bodies

Universities should regularly inspect their collaborative partners to check on their financial stability and legal status, according to beefed-up Quality Assurance Agency requirements.
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Basic economics: make sure the staff are paid

Buckingham unaware that college it validates has slipped again.
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