University funding

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Next government must make hard university funding decisions, fast
Labour sees no electoral gain in flagging sector’s funding crisis – but losses cannot be sustained much longer

Richard Adams Education editor

19, May, 2024 @8:05 PM

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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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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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The Goldsmiths crisis: how cuts and culture wars sent universities into a death spiral
Arts education is essential – yet on both sides of the Atlantic, the humanities and critical thinking are under attack. With massive redundancies announced at this London institution, is it the canary in the coalmine?

Zoe Williams

11, Apr, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Bernardine Evaristo joins calls to save Goldsmiths’ Black British literature MA
Booker-winning author says course ‘shouldn’t be seen as dispensable’ as university seeks to cut 130 academic jobs

Neha Gohil

10, Apr, 2024 @4:34 PM

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Creative arts courses at English universities face funding cut
Education secretary Gillian Keegan will also squeeze funding for programmes to widen access to higher education

Richard Adams Education editor

04, Apr, 2024 @5:44 PM

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Universities are a vital public asset. We must save them | Letters
Letters: Prof Des Freedman, Michael Bassey, John Sommer and Sally Bates respond to an article about the dire state of Britain’s higher education institutions

04, Apr, 2024 @5:11 PM

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Tory immigration policies risk over-reliance on Chinese students, ex-universities minister warns
Exclusive: Chris Skidmore says restrictions on international students risk a funding crisis

Richard Adams Education editor

31, Mar, 2024 @4:00 PM

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Sunak’s student visas clampdown continues boom-and-bust pattern
Move coincides with financial difficulties for universities arising from high inflation and freezing of domestic tuition fees

Richard Adams Education editor

31, Mar, 2024 @4:00 PM

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Britain’s universities are in freefall – and saving them will take more than funding | Gaby Hinsliff
Fundamental restructuring must happen, and an honest debate about what – and who – higher education is really for, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

29, Mar, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Foreign students may be undermining UK higher education, says Cleverly
Home secretary calls for visa review over concern that courses are being used as shortcut to gain work permits

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Mar, 2024 @1:30 PM

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Oxbridge must help pupils from state schools succeed, college head says
Helen Mountfield, principal of Mansfield College, Oxford, hopes to raise £100m to help improve outcomes

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Mar, 2024 @4:00 PM

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