University leadership

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UK universities hit by strike action over pay and pensions
Latest round in bitter dispute will affect campuses across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Nov, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Open University ‘at the heart of switch to a green UK economy’
The OU is leading on ‘grand challenges’ – as its partnership with David Attenborough on plastic shows, says new vice-chancellor Tim Blackman

Harriet Swain

26, Nov, 2019 @6:45 AM

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University vice-chancellor given £270k payoff after resigning
Dominic Shellard left De Montfort before investigation that found governance failings

Sally Weale Education correspondent

01, Jul, 2019 @7:36 PM

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Vice-chancellors still attend pay meetings despite outcry
University and College Union found only nine institutions allowed VCs to vote

Richard Adams Education editor

19, Jun, 2019 @11:01 PM

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David Lammy says England is failing those who don't go to university
Former universities minister warns that the lack of vocational alternatives is entrenching inequality

Rachel Hall

17, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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'The jobs aren't there': why graduates are leaving northern towns
Universities can reduce regional inequality across the UK, but a lack of government funding is standing in the way

Rachel Hall

16, May, 2019 @6:00 AM

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'It's a dangerous time': can UK and US universities survive funding cuts?
The president of the University of California and the University of Bristol’s leader on how universities are threatened by policy and funding changes

Anna Fazackerley

09, May, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Are PhDs just cheap labour for universities?
PhD grads complain that there are too few academic jobs. Should universities recruit fewer or do they need to support their postgrads into alternative careers?

Rachel Hall

01, Apr, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Do universities contribute enough to the UK economy?
Universities are set to be evaluated on how they boost the local economy, but not everyone is convinced by the metrics

Anna Fazackerley

14, Mar, 2019 @11:57 AM

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'Google isn't interested in degrees': is the UK snobby about technical education?
The vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire and the president of Germany’s Hamburg University of Technology on whether vocational training is fit for purpose

Anna Fazackerley

21, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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'Universities stamp out creativity': are graduates ready for work?
Universities are changing the way they teach to prepare students for a future in which lots of jobs will be automated

Harriet Swain

14, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Vice-chancellors paid £500,000 or more at six universities in England
First survey of senior staff pay also shows nearly half of vice-chancellors paid over £300,000

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Feb, 2019 @7:36 PM

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