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Degrees to be rated in new government scheme

“You can’t measure education like this”, says outgoing Education Officer Emma Atkins

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Disadvantaged students three times more likely to live at home

New report shows that just one in ten students attend a university over 150 miles from home

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Students criticise May’s higher education proposals

Sweeping review of higher education funding branded a “superficial, and politically motivated retaliation” by students

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Universities are not businesses

Nor are they “bastions of academic integrity”. The way we think about universities is outdated

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Tuition fees an ‘extraordinary policy success’ says minister

Universities Minister, Jo Johnson MP, and MoneySavingExpert.com’s founder, Martin Lewis, criticise language used during student debt debates

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Ninety-seven per cent of international students leave the UK after university

Government exit checks state that overall net migration is much lower than expected

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Angela Rayner: hard Brexit cannot be allowed to undercut universities

Shadow Education Secretary argues that “Labour respects the result of the referendum but rejects the view of many hard-line Tories of a Brexit at any cost”

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TEF awards: Bronze, Silver, Gold, or fraud?

The University of Manchester Students’ Union’s Education Officer Emma Atkins considers the impact of the recent TEF awards, and questions the role of TEF in the intricate, diverse world of higher education

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Controversial TEF rankings shake up Higher Education hierarchies

The release of the controversial Teaching Excellence Framework’s results shocked many, with only eight Russell Group universities receiving gold, although many have questioned the rankings’ validity

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Oxford University to offer summer schools for white working class boys

Summer schools offered to white British working class boys in an attempt to bolster university admissions from this socio-economic group

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£14,000 tuition fees planned for shorter courses

The government is planning to allow universities to offer shorter courses for higher tuition fees

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Proofreading companies: right words, wrong idea

T. S. Eliot examines proof-reading companies: are they killing the skill of writing a good essay?