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University staff pension fallout could lead to nation-wide strike

A dispute over pensions could lead to Russell Group University lecturers striking for a whole week in February

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Russell Group graduates earn 40 per cent more after graduation

Study finds Russell Group graduates earn 40 per cent more than other university graduates, and male graduates earn 14 per cent more than female graduates

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Russell Group universities face potential action over wealth screening alumni

The University of Manchester one of 24 universities under pending investigation over claims they ‘wealth-screened’ alumni without their consent in a push for further donations

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University of Manchester ranks 54th in the world

The University of Manchester continues to climb up the Times Higher Education’s global university ranking

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Top universities discriminate against A-Level subjects typically chosen by poorer students

On the eve of A-level results day, a study finds that some A-Level choices are keeping poorer students out of elite universities

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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