Higher education policy

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English universities risk breaking law over offer withdrawals, say ministers
Regulators push universities to remove oversubscription loopholes after surge in higher A-level grades

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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England’s most prestigious universities failing to boost social mobility, IFS finds
Research comes as government details measures that compel universities to do more to help graduates

Richard Adams, Education editor

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ministers could limit student numbers on lower-earning arts degrees in England
Creative arts and other courses in England may be targeted to rein in loan debts, a plan critics deride as ‘anti-intellectual’

Anna Fazackerley

23, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Early 2000s baby boom will soon flood UK universities, warns former Tory minister
Expansion in education must be funded to avert young people getting stuck in low-paid work, says David Willetts

Richard Adams Education editor

15, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Universities in England ‘failing to mark down students’ for poor writing skills
Office for Students claims use of ‘inclusive assessment’ policies contributes to grade inflation

Richard Adams Education editor

07, Oct, 2021 @7:33 AM

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‘Impossible’ for Sunak to save on tuition fees without favouring well-off graduates
Chancellor should use income tax rather than student loan repayments, says Institute for Fiscal Studies

Richard Adams Education editor

20, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Universities in England favour cancel culture over quality, says Williamson
Education secretary tells vice-chancellors they risk undermining public confidence in higher education

Richard Adams Education editor

09, Sep, 2021 @2:43 PM

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International students in UK generate huge economic gains – study
Research shows 10 students arriving from outside EU will generate £1m of net economic impact during studies

Richard Adams Education editor

09, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Exam system in England needs an overhaul, says schools leader
New head of the Girls’ School Association wants to lower the mental burdens placed on teenagers

Richard Adams Education editor

06, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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A-level results: top universities expected to stick rigidly to offer grades
Tough competition for sixth-formers as universities try to avoid overcrowding – and next year may be no better

Anna Fazackerley

31, Jul, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Record numbers of UK students to get first choice of university
Ucas says it does not expect ‘tsunami of appeals’ over teacher-assessed grades despite rise in applications

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Jul, 2021 @3:06 PM

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Ministers to overhaul university funding after long consultation
Exclusive: tuition-fee cuts, cap on student numbers and minimum entry requirements under consideration

Richard Adams Education editor

09, Jul, 2021 @11:16 AM

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