Universities

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The Tories' war on foreign students isn’t for the good of the country – it's about saving their own skins | Polly Toynbee
This dying government is happy to see universities in crisis, the economy damaged and soft power lost, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

17, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Universities in England risk closure with 40% facing budget deficits, says report
Analysis by Office for Students says increasing number will need to make significant changes to their funding model

Richard Adams Education editor

16, May, 2024 @1:03 PM

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Chris Williams obituary
Other lives: Historian who specialised in research on Welsh radical traditions and edited Richard Burton’s diaries

Jeremy Morris

15, May, 2024 @4:33 PM

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No evidence foreign students are abusing UK graduate visas, review finds
Migration Advisory Committee says the risks are low, despite Tory claims the route is being exploited

Rajeev Syal and Richard Adams

14, May, 2024 @12:55 PM

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Justice, not hatred, drives student protests on Gaza | Letters
Letters: Patrick Owen, Dr Gilbert Pugh and Marianne Gemmeke write in support of the university protest camps that began in the US and have spread to the UK and other countries

13, May, 2024 @4:11 PM

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UK universities report drop in international students amid visa doubts
Creative UK and Universities UK urge government to reject plans to abolish or restrict graduate visa route

Richard Adams Education editor

13, May, 2024 @5:01 AM

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Righteous fury over Gaza must allow empathy for fearful Jewish students | Sonia Sodha
In the polarised way that we conduct debate, we often ignore the nuance – and threats – that all sides can experience

Sonia Sodha

12, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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‘Self-defeating’: senior Tories warn Sunak against clampdown on international students
Party members say visa restrictions will damage economy and lead to the closure of already-struggling universities

Michael Savage, Policy Editor

11, May, 2024 @6:00 PM

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Rishi Sunak accused of scaremongering over UK students’ Gaza protest camps
Academics call for government to avoid inflaming situation but Jewish students say they want to feel safe

Anna Fazackerley

11, May, 2024 @4:00 PM

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Goldsmiths University to keep Black British literature course open
Exclusive: Reversal comes after backlash from students and writers including Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo

Geneva Abdul

10, May, 2024 @4:47 PM

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University leaders must take ‘personal’ care to protect Jewish students, Sunak says
Encampments at 15 institutions protesting Israel’s war in Gaza lead to concern for safety of Jewish students

Richard Adams Education editor

09, May, 2024 @6:20 PM

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UK politics: Tory defector Natalie Elphicke apologises for comments about women who were sexually assaulted by her ex-husband – as it happened
Comments made after Charlie Elphicke jailed for two years criticised by new colleagues in Labour party

Andrew Sparrow

09, May, 2024 @3:50 PM

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