University teaching

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Student complaints in England and Wales at record levels, watchdog says
Higher education adjudicator expresses concern about ‘increasing levels of distress’ among university students

Sally Weale Education correspondent

20, Apr, 2023 @5:01 AM

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UK university staff vote for strike action over pay, conditions and pensions
Union calls on vice-chancellors to negotiate to prevent higher education being brought to ‘complete standstill’

Sally Weale Education correspondent

24, Oct, 2022 @3:20 PM

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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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UK university staff: how to do you feel about working on campus?
As a new academic year approaches, we would like to hear from university staff about working on campus and teaching in person

Guardian community team

01, Sep, 2021 @9:20 AM

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UK academics must stand up to stop universities becoming sweatshops | Steven Jones
Employment practices akin to dubious fashion outlets mean qualified professionals are used as poorly paid casual labour

Steven Jones

28, Jan, 2020 @6:45 AM

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University strike: tens of thousands of staff walk out across UK
Lecturers and other workers begin eight-day action over pay and pensions

Sally Weale and Helen Pidd

25, Nov, 2019 @11:28 AM

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Here’s an election idea: why not let anyone sit Oxbridge finals? | Laura McInerney
Allowing everyone to study on their own and enter university exams could create a grassroots learning explosion

Laura McInerney

19, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Joy of learning has been lost to tests | Letter
Letter: Higher education counsellor Rebecca Hiscock says that a culture of relentless grading and exams is affecting students’ sense of self-worth


29, Sep, 2019 @4:39 PM

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Academics are fighting the wrong battle over pensions
Retirement benefits are indeed declining, and funds are in deficit. But those on zero-hour jobs at universities have it worse

Phillip Inman

14, Sep, 2019 @3:00 PM

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‘It’s cut-throat’: half of UK academics stressed and 40% thinking of leaving
Frequent rejection and a loss of control are making university staff isolated and ill, new research shows

Anna Fazackerley

21, May, 2019 @6:15 AM

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‘Essay mills’ may be morally dubious, but it was good to work for one | Sam Hickford
OK, so helping students plagiarise work was unethical – but it was intellectually challenging and stimulating, says freelance journalist Sam Hickford

Sam Hickford

01, Oct, 2018 @9:30 AM

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British universities criticised over pursuit of Egyptian links
Academics accuse colleges of overlooking human rights abuses and student’s murder

Ben Quinn

22, Aug, 2018 @4:00 PM

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