Tag : universities

A no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely. What impact will this have on UK universities?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

With less access to funding, quitting academics, decreased intake and export of students to and from the EU, what’s not to love about a no-deal Brexit from the perspective of UK universities? The irony of Brexit does anything but escape students, some of whom were not even able to vote … Read More

Report Reveals Sexual Assault ‘Epidemic’ At British Universities

6 months ago / 0 comments

New figures have revealed that almost two-thirds of university students have experienced sexual violence. Revolt Sexual Assault, in cooperation with The Student Room, discovered that 62% of students had suffered from sexual harassment or assault, or both, while studying. This is the first time research has exposed this problem on … Read More

“Fast-track” for your money back?

8 months ago / 0 comments

As you may or may not know, the UK government is trying to introduce fast-track university degrees nationwide. The policy was a key focal point of the new Higher Education and Research Act, which was pushed through by parliament just prior to the snap election last June. The idea behind … Read More

New Universities Minister Appointed

8 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In Theresa May’s January reshuffle of the Cabinet, Universities minister Jo Johnson has been replaced by Sam Gyimah.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

University Adverts ‘Banned’ For Misleading Claims

10 months ago / 0 comments

Advertising guidelines for UK universities have been updated following a number of misleading claims made in university adverts concerning rankings, student satisfaction and graduate prospects. The University of Leicester, Falmouth University, University of East Anglia, University of West London, Teesside University and Strathclyde University have all been scrutinised and a … Read More

Government Refuses to Disclose Brexit Impact on Universities

11 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Exiting the EU are under pressure to release a report assessing the impact Brexit will have on different sectors of British economy, including Higher Education. In response to a freedom of information request by Labour MP Seema Malhotra, the Brexit department stated “there is a strong public interest in … Read More

Brave Spaces’: the Solution to Free Speech?

11 months ago / 0 comments

Universities should provide special ‘brave spaces’ on Campus, where students and outside speakers are free to voice unpopular or controversial views. John Palfrey, a former professor and vice-dean at Harvard Law School, made the proposal in his recent book ‘safe space, brave spaces’. He argues that every campus should have … Read More

Elite Universities Lobby Others to Bear Brunt of Cuts

11 months ago / 0 comments

After discussion within the government regarding university funding, some Russell Group universities have suggested that more modern establishments should drop their fees, as they can afford to be on the receiving end of cuts as they have lower running costs. During Theresa May’s speech at the Conservative party conference, she … Read More

Campus Watch: Trump administration attacks students’ transgender rights on campuses across the nation

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Trump administration has withdrawn federal guidance which gives transgender students access to bathrooms which match their gender identity. The move could give many schools an excuse to restrict trans rights. The Obama administration issued guidance in 2016 that interprets discrimination on gender identity as part of discriminating on the … Read More

Oxford abroad? The University is considering opening campuses abroad to continue receiving EU benefits

2 years ago / 0 comments

Oxford University is considering opening its first foreign campus in response to the UK leaving the European Union. This would break the university’s 700 year tradition as it has never opened a foreign branch. The former director of the French ministry for education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, confirmed French authorities were working … Read More