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Government announces plans to reduce ‘grade inflation’

Government announces plans to reduce ‘grade inflation’

The Universities Minister has said that the soaring numbers of students graduating with first and upper second class degrees in the UK are ‘threatening’ their value
The University of Manchester makes top 20 in Good University Guide 2019

The University of Manchester makes top 20 in Good University Guide 2019

The University of Manchester has been ranked the 19th best in the country and second best in the North West of England
Degrees to be rated in new government scheme

Degrees to be rated in new government scheme

“You can’t measure education like this”, says outgoing Education Officer Emma Atkins
Final year students asked to boycott NSS

Final year students asked to boycott NSS

It is the second year running that the SU have endorsed the boycott of the survey

“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

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

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

Lecturers divided on the NSS boycott

The NSS boycott has brought conflicting statements across departments at the University of Manchester

Interview: Emma Atkins – Education Officer

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

NSS boycott threatens student economics society campaign

The Students’ Union’s boycott of the National Student Survey is causing issues for the campaign tactics of the ever-growing Post-Crash Economics Society

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

NUS react to Ipsos MORI’s early release of the NSS

The NUS claim the early release of the National Student Survey shows “IPSOS MORI is bricking it”, over the NUS’s boycott of the survey

Thousands of students take to London streets to oppose TEF

The National Demo, ‘United for Education’ saw thousands of students march against the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), increasing tuition fees, and the ‘marketisation’ of education

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

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

Outcry over new government Higher Education regulations

UK Higher Education institutions are criticising the government’s newly proposed regulatory legislation

Government takes first steps of legislation with HE green paper

What’s in the Higher Education green paper: Risk of higher fees, more bureaucracy, and an easier route for “providers” to set up new universities

Universities face fines if disadvantaged students don’t pass

The Sunday Times has revealed plans to encourage universities to take on & pass more disadvantaged students and help them find graduate jobs, or be fined and prevented from raising tuition fees

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