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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?

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Interview: Sorcha Floyd – Campaigns and Citizenship Officer

We spoke to Sorcha about Go Green and Manchester’s ongoing homelessness crisis

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Academics in higher education are told to act like diplomats

Academics at the University of East Anglia have told scholars that their research is not ‘self-evident’

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Men more likely to suffer from academic ‘imposter syndrome’ than women

A recent study by the University of Houston shows that male academics are more likely to suffer from work-related anxiety, depression, and ‘Imposter Syndrome’ than their female counterparts

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Majority of British students want a second Brexit referendum

A survey has revealed that the majority of UK students are in favour of a second referendum, over concerns about their future and the future of higher education

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SU will not boycott NSS despite NUS decision

The University of Manchester’s Students’ Union have stated that they will not yet be boycotting the NSS in reaction to an impending decision on controversial higher education legislation, TEF, despite the NUS’ position

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The Mancunion’s TEF survey

The Mancunion want to know what you think about the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework

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University redevelopments up since tuition fee rise

Universities across the UK have released dramatic campus overhaul plans since the tuition fee rise in 2012