Category - higher education

  • October 10, 2010

    The Comprehensive Spending Review is expected to be bad news for universities and especially bad news for those who teach in the humanities, says theologian and ethicist Graeme Smith. Action is needed. But are strikes really the most effective response to damaging cuts?

  • September 15, 2010

    Ninety per cent of the UK public value universities and colleges and want to see continued government investment in them, according to a new poll released today.

  • August 20, 2010

    The universities minister David Willetts has come under attack after telling students to lower their sights and apply to “less competitive” universities next year.

  • August 9, 2010

    The cost of a university degree would rocket under Business Secretary Vince Cable's proposals to tax university graduates, according to figures released today.

  • August 6, 2010

    The University and College Union has called for a national bursary scheme after a report found that the current bursary system is random and unbalanced.

  • July 22, 2010

    Students and lecturers are warning that theology and religious studies departments in British universities could be under threat due to cuts in higher education funding. Bangor University will this year accept new theology students for the last time, while staff at Birmingham have warned that they will consider strike action to resist compulsory redundancies.

  • July 15, 2010

    The Business Secretary, Vince Cable has triggered a mixed reaction after saying that university students will “almost certainly” have to pay more towards their education, in contrast to the Liberal Democrats' previous approach.

  • May 27, 2010

    In the many comments made about Michael Gove's appointment as Education Secretary, one area that has generally been overlooked is his unhealthy attitude to history teaching.

  • May 18, 2010

    The Vice-Chancellors of the UK's leading universities have triggered a negative reaction by calling on the new government to lift the cap on tuition fees.

  • May 13, 2010

    Students and academics have called on the Liberal Democrats not to abandon their opposition to increases in university tuition fees now that they are in coalition with the Tory Party.