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Take off: Overseas students’ applications for UK universities increase

Take off: Overseas students’ applications for UK universities increase

Overseas Student numbers have increased nationally, for a second year running, despite pressures from policy decisions and national events
Does the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award actually impact UCAS applications?

Does the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award actually impact UCAS applications?

Is the beloved Duke of Edinburgh’s award deserving of the hype, or is it about time to accept that it is overrated?
Backlash after Russell group unis take £2.2 billion surplus

Backlash after Russell group unis take £2.2 billion surplus

The pandemic has hit students hard and universities, so why are universities actually operating on a surplus?
Opinion: Students are struggling, it’s time for a safety net

Opinion: Students are struggling, it’s time for a safety net

Lauryn Berry expresses disappointment in the recent statement from the Russel Group regarding a lack of ‘safety net’ policy and argues that students have been let down this year
Students accepting unconditional offers 10% more likely to drop out

Students accepting unconditional offers 10% more likely to drop out

The report estimates that 200 to 240 students entering university in 2019-20 with unconditional offers might quit after first year
UoM 13th best Russell Group uni in NSS

UoM 13th best Russell Group uni in NSS

UoM saw a 1% improvement on 2018’s results
Lower tuition fees threaten number of university places

Lower tuition fees threaten number of university places

Course sizes could shrink in the near future to accommodate a reduction in fees
Tuition fees create uncertainty over financial future of UK universities

Tuition fees create uncertainty over financial future of UK universities

The lowering of tuition fees could lead to some UK universities closing in a ‘worst case scenario’ situation if alternative funding is not provided
20 Universities responsible for bulk increase in unconditional offers

20 Universities responsible for bulk increase in unconditional offers

New data from UCAS shows that over 7% of all UK applications in 2018 were unconditional
Accelerated degrees could see students save on tuition fees

Accelerated degrees could see students save on tuition fees

A two-year degree plan has been promised to cut the cost of tuition fees
Prepare for ‘possible disaster’ post-Brexit say academics

Prepare for ‘possible disaster’ post-Brexit say academics

Oxford’s Chris Gosden has led calls to tackle the crippling uncertainty for UK Institutions
Fear that Brexit will cause academic elitism

Fear that Brexit will cause academic elitism

Security provided for less prestigious institutions through the bottom-up structure of European Union programmes could be lost post-Brexit.
Study shows state-school students are underrepresented in top graduate schemes

Study shows state-school students are underrepresented in top graduate schemes

The ISE (Institute of Student Employers) reports students who were educated in state schools are less represented in Britain’s top graduate schemes
University staff pension fallout could lead to nation-wide strike

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

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

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

University of Manchester ranks 54th in the world

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

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

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

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