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“It’s not over yet” — Manchester’s absence from NSS rankings marks huge success for boycott campaign

A week after the NSS rankings were released, The Mancunion talks to Education Officer Emma Atkins who is adamant the work cannot stop here

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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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Interview: Emma Atkins – Education Officer

We spoke to Emma about the issues she has been tackling, particularly the TEF

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NSS boycott launched as university opts into TEF

The University of Manchester will enter the Teaching Excellence Framework, which will allow better-performing universities to raise fees above the £9,000 cap

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Free education protestors occupy University of Warwick building

Student protesters occupied The Slate, the University of Warwick’s new conference building, to protest against the “devastating consequences” of the government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework

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The TEF: a Trojan Horse into Higher Education

Manchester Students’ Union’s Education Officer argues that the Teaching Excellence Framework threatens to inject further elitism into 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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Universities announce fees of over £9,000 before government approval

Students about to begin their applications to go to university in 2017 may be faced with fees of more than the current £9,000 cap

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NUS National Conference 2016 – a round-up

Last week’s NUS National Conference saw delegates voting on decisions both international and local