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Government Backs 2 Year Degrees to Lower Tuition Fees

1 month ago / 0 comments

The British Government looks set to pave the way for more intensive courses that would make it overall cheaper and faster for students to gain a degree. This will be in the form of accelerated degrees where the content of a course will be condensed down to 2 years from … Read More

Minister Launches ‘Go Compare’ Style App to Aid Disadvantaged Students

2 months ago / 0 comments

The government has announced plans for a new app – not too dissimilar to ‘Go Compare’ – that compares the outcomes of university graduates. It is intended to help students from ‘poorer’ backgrounds to better understand which universities are best for them.  However, some have criticised the the app as … Read More

Universities Call for Criminalisation of ‘Essay Mill’ Companies

3 months ago / 0 comments

Heads of 40 British universities have called for a legislative ban on professional essay writing services. The use of these services, where students can pay to have their essay written, is currently banned in universities, but is not illegal. 46 Vice Chancellors and heads of higher education bodies have called … Read More

New Universities Minister Appointed

12 months ago / 0 comments

In Theresa May’s January reshuffle of the Cabinet, Universities minister Jo Johnson has been replaced by Sam Gyimah. Taking a look at what plans Gyimah has for higher education, his appointment could signal, most prominently, a move to reduce tuition fees – a policy which both Johnson and the former … Read More