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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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Universities to charge fees over £9,500

Despite the fee cap promise of £9,000 in 2012, universities are set to increase their fees to above £9,500 due to a new government framework

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Manchester climbs world employability rankings

Manchester joins Harvard and Cambridge in top 25 of University Employability league table demonstrating its appeal to firms across the globe

Efforts to address poor representation at university may, in fact, be leading to the unfair gap. Photo: paullew @Flickr

BME applicants “unfairly rejected” by Russell Group universities

Researchers found that data indicates BME university applicants are disproportionately rejected a place at university in comparison to similarly-qualified white peers

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Racial discrimination still exists in top universities

A report by University of Manchester and Leeds Beckett academics has shown that black and minority ethnic students are less likely to get into Russell Group universities, even with similar school results to their white counterparts

Following withdrawal of the University of Manchester and 10 other universities, the 1994 Group has decided to disband.
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1994 Group university research lobby disbands

The research lobby split this month, following half its members leaving

Manchester University managed to score a “B” for their access to contraceptives. Photo: Dr Ed

Manchester University’s sex services given an ‘F’

Manchester University ranks 23rd out of the 24 Russell Group universities in new sexual health league table

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell admits that Manchester University is below its target  this year for home students. Photo: Martin Klefas Stennett

Russell Group could see £80 million loss

Low numbers of undergraduates could cause universities to lose up to £80 million

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Willetts promises ‘more cash per student’

“Total funding for higher education is increasing”, says Universities Minister

First Class Honours: the current system of classification could become a thing of the past

Manchester to consider changes to degree classification

Russell Group universities set to discuss a move towards America-style GPA

Universities are encouraged to improve recruitment targets concerning disadvantaged students. Photo: University of Manchester

Universities could face ‘nuclear’ penalties for failing disadvantaged students

The new head of OFFA has promised to encourage wider participation at UK universities