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  • September 11, 2019

    The National Education Union says that the findings of OECD provide another worrying reminder that education in England is moving in the wrong direction.

  • August 16, 2019

    Young people think that knowing the right people and being confident are more important for getting on in life than going to university, according to new Ipsos MORI polling published by the Sutton Trust.

  • September 18, 2018

    Council leaders are urging first year university students to get vaccinated against meningitis, which could be mistaken for ‘freshers’ flu’ or a hangover,  putting their lives at risk.

  • August 16, 2018

    The proportion of young people who think it’s important to go to university when they are old enough has fallen steadily over the past six years, according to new Ipsos MORI polling of young people published by the Sutton Trust.

  • November 20, 2017

    The Sutton Trust is calling on the Chancellor to support a £3.2 billion reform to student funding – means-testing tuition fees and restoring maintenance grants – in this week’s Budget, in a new report that includes detailed projections of their potential costs and benefits.

  • January 30, 2015

    Dr Rowan Williams has criticised the technocratic, "inhuman" and "corrupting" language of much higher education policy in the UK.

  • March 28, 2014

    There is an intense debate about Religious Education in schools today. What about Theology and Religious Studies in university departments? Graeme Smith, who teaches public theology and the University of Chichester, looks at what the discipline involves. What does this mean for the MPs and others scrutinising from the outside? "Well I suspect that when they do come calling we shall have some questions for them as well," says Dr Smith.

  • January 6, 2014

    Professor Tina Beattie, Director of the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society and Human Flourishing, is notifying her contacts that the University of Roehampton is currently advertising for PhD applicants, since they have been awarded a number of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) scholarships.

  • January 27, 2013

    What sort of work can any academic department achieve when it is fenced into a little box with no room to manoeuvre of its own accord? Jonathan Tuckett, who is doing research in phenomenology at the University of Stirling, asks the question with regard to an appraisal of issues and dilemmas related to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the culture of - often imprecise - measurement and categorisation increasingly imposed upon universities and colleges.

  • February 15, 2012

    With student activism on the rise, the Student Christian Movement have reported another record turnout at their annual conference.