Higher education policy

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UK research funding body in row with ministers over free speech and Gaza
Science minister Michelle Donelan requests UKRI cuts links with two members of panel she accuses of promoting extremist views

Richard Adams Education editor

03, Nov, 2023 @6:32 PM

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Bolton graduates miss out on top jobs because of prejudice, says vice-chancellor
George Holmes says employers favour applicants from better-known institutions, as he plans to change university’s name

Richard Adams Education editor

17, Oct, 2023 @10:15 AM

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England’s university free speech tsar says role is not to conduct ‘culture wars’
Arif Ahmed pledges to remain politically neutral in his role and to ensure academic freedoms are maintained

Richard Adams Education editor

09, Oct, 2023 @5:00 AM

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What’s the real worth of ‘low-value’ degrees? | Letters
Letters: Siân Lawrence, Julian Preece, Chris Townsend, Ann Lynch and Richard Mountford on Rishi Sunak’s plan to cap student numbers for some university courses

19, Jul, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Tuesday briefing: What Rishi Sunak’s plan to cut down on ‘rip-off’ courses actually means
In today’s newsletter: Rishi Sunak has a plan to tackle so-called ‘rip-off’ degrees – but what is the new policy, and how will it work?

Nimo Omer

18, Jul, 2023 @5:45 AM

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Sunak ‘attacking people’s aspirations’ with universities policy, Labour says
PM to announce proposals limiting number of enrolments on ‘low value’ degree courses in England

Richard Adams and Pippa Crerar

16, Jul, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Sunak to force English universities to cap numbers of students on ‘low-value’ degrees
Exclusive: Move penalises courses with a high proportion of working-class or minority ethnic students, critics say

Richard Adams and Aubrey Allegretti

14, Jul, 2023 @5:55 PM

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England’s ‘free speech tsar’ named in announcement to one newspaper
Government accused of paying ‘lip service’ to free speech as Arif Ahmed is given higher education role

Peter Walker Deputy political editor

01, Jun, 2023 @1:51 PM

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‘It would be a betrayal to back down now’: university pay row reaches new level of acrimony
As the stalemate continues, union infighting has added a new dimension while universities are threatening to dock pay

Anna Fazackerley

28, May, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Labour has no easy options over student loans, say education leaders
Warning comes after party ditched its promise to abolish university tuition fees in England

Richard Adams Education editor

05, May, 2023 @11:57 AM

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Students in England face ‘negative impact’ from refusal to tie loans to inflation, admits DfE
Raising maintenance loans by only 2.8% means students will have to cut back on food and books, says report

Richard Adams Education editor

03, Feb, 2023 @4:35 PM

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Oxford University’s new vice-chancellor to investigate staff pay and conditions
Irene Tracey says she will commission independent inquiry to help alleviate ‘really tough’ pressures many face

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Jan, 2023 @4:34 PM

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