universities

  • April 9, 2018

    The RCN has called on the Education Secretary to investigate and write-off loan overpayments made to student nurses.

  • March 1, 2018

    A new report finds that the likelihood of moving out of the family home to a distant university to study is linked to social class.

  • December 20, 2017

    A new report from the Sutton Trust shows that features of the current University admissions process can put poorer students at a disavantage.

  • November 15, 2017

    People & Planet University League table reveals how a decade of student pressure on campus has transformed the sustainable development of Higher Education in the UK.

  • August 25, 2015

    The University of Stirling has responded to concern over the imminent closure of its religion department, but the situation remains hugely uncertain.

  • August 21, 2015

    A Scottish university with an important track record of independent, critical enquiry on the impact of religion is planning to scrap its pioneering religion department.

  • January 30, 2015

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

  • April 17, 2014

    The University and College Union (UCU) in Scotland has responded to the report by Rashida Manjoo, a United Nations human rights expert and rapporteur, who says Britain's sexist culture is more 'pervasive' and 'in your face' than any other country she has visited, by getting the backing of unions across Scotland for action on campuses.

  • 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 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.