Academics

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On the picket line at Leeds University: ‘I will strike for as long as it takes’
Academics share stories of job insecurity and poor working conditions on first day of industrial action

Weronika Strzyżyńska

01, Dec, 2021 @8:08 PM

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David Craig obituary
Other lives: Creative writing teacher, poet and a prolific writer on landscape, literature and social history

Marian Craig

24, Nov, 2021 @7:05 PM

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Gerry Hughes obituary
Other lives: Jesuit priest and academic who fearlessly defended individual conscience and the rationality of faith

Peter Gallagher

17, Nov, 2021 @6:28 PM

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UK universities and colleges face three days of strikes in December
Staff at 58 institutions voted to strike over pay and conditions and to stop cuts to pensions

Richard Adams Education editor

16, Nov, 2021 @5:51 PM

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Glasgow University retreats over ‘antisemitic’ label for journal article
Preface apology for paper on pro-Israel advocacy removed after free speech petition involving Noam Chomsky

Damien Gayle

10, Nov, 2021 @5:49 PM

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UK university staff back strikes over pay and conditions
Vote will add to disruption this winter after previous ballot for industrial action over pensions

Richard Adams, Education editor

05, Nov, 2021 @8:04 PM

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Study into gene that affects Covid severity should be treated with caution
Immune defences in lungs can vary with ethnicity – but doubts remain over data quality and socio-economic factors

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @7:34 PM

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Kathleen Stock says she quit university post over ‘medieval’ ostracism
Professor accused of transphobia claims lack of support from colleagues and unions led her to resign

Richard Adams Education editor

03, Nov, 2021 @7:38 PM

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Canadian academic on leave amid row over Indigenous ancestry claims
CBC investigation into Carrie Bourassa has drawn comparisons with case of Rachel Dolezal in US

Peter Beaumont

02, Nov, 2021 @2:01 PM

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Higher education’s casual approach to employment | Letters
Editorial: Vicky Blake and Robyn Orfitelli on the extreme precarity of workers in the sector, and Teresa Rodrigues on the difficulties of finding academic jobs

Letters

01, Nov, 2021 @4:43 PM

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‘My students never knew’: the lecturer who lived in a tent
Higher education is one of the most casualised sectors of the UK economy, and for many it means a struggle to get by

Anna Fazackerley

30, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The west sees China as a ‘threat’, not as a real place, with real people | Yangyang Cheng
The worst abuses of my birth country’s government are used to advance domestic agendas, says Yangyang Cheng, a postdoctoral fellow at Yale Law School

Yangyang Cheng

05, Oct, 2021 @1:20 PM

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