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2014-04-14
www.theguardian.com
Statistics suggest that people with a master's are more likely to find work, but such figures should be treated with cautionIt was a love of comedy that encouraged Alex Blower to study a postgraduate degree in drama. After taking a year out to w...
2014-04-02
www.theguardian.com
The pressure is on for good grades in undergraduate degrees, but is it the same story for postgraduates? At undergraduate level, a lot of emphasis is put on the grades required to carry on to the next level, whether that be a job, a further course...
2014-04-02
www.bbc.co.uk
Almost one in 10 university degrees claimed by graduates have "errors", such as wrong grades or subjects, according to the agency which carries out checks for employers.
2014-03-28
www.theguardian.com
Research raises concerns that English universities are failing to adequately support black and Asian undergraduatesWhite university students at English universities receive significantly higher degree grades than their peers from minority ethnic ...
2014-02-20
www.bbc.co.uk
More than 50 Cambridge University academics are calling for a different way of making senior appointments to tackle the lack of female professors.
2014-02-17
www.standard.co.uk
Record numbers of Chinese students are moving to London to study fashion, design, music and film.
2014-01-20
www.bbc.co.uk
The rise in university degree grades, in which 70% achieved higher than a 2:2 last year, is not caused by grade inflation, claim researchers.
2014-01-16
www.bbc.co.uk
The body which collates UK student figures reveals there was a 17% fall in first year undergraduates in 2012-13 - the first year of £9,000 university tuition fees.
2014-01-13
www.bbc.co.uk
A survey of 100 big employers in the UK suggests they are planning to take on more new graduates this year.
2014-01-12
www.dailymail.co.uk
An internal document from the University of East Anglia states: 'To put it bluntly, too few students are being awarded 2:1s and firsts.'
2013-12-23
www.bbc.co.uk
Students are increasingly likely to want to go to university further away from home, suggests research tracking the intentions of sixth formers.
2013-11-08
www.bbc.co.uk
The proportion of trainee teachers with top degrees rose to an unprecedented level in 2011-12, official data suggests.
2013-10-28
www.bbc.co.uk
Students looking for paid work after graduating should take a social science degree, research suggests.
2013-10-12
www.dailymail.co.uk
Top degrees have been awarded to every single student on dozens of British degree courses, a Mail on Sunday investigation into ‘rampant’ grade inflation has found.
2013-09-12
www.dailymail.co.uk
Recent figures have revealed that some 52 per cent of employers said 'none' or 'few' candidates were work ready when starting their first graduate job.
2013-08-02
www.dailymail.co.uk
Research found that with the privilege of attending such an esteemed institution, students are often having to work twice as hard for a degree as their peers at other higher education establishments.
2013-07-31
www.hefce.ac.uk
HEFCE has published the latest data on supply and demand in higher education subjects, and an evaluation of the National Higher Education Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HE STEM) programme.
2013-07-30
www.dailymail.co.uk
Research by the Higher Education Statistics Agency found many of those that have found employment are stuck in menial jobs such as window cleaning, packing or bottling and stacking shelves.
2013-07-26
www.hefce.ac.uk
A report published by HEFCE presents projected rates of qualification for a cohort of students studying for postgraduate research degrees [Note 1]. Data on students who began their studies in 2010-11 show that their projected completion rates are...
2013-07-25
www.guardian.co.uk
With just 85 black professors in the UK, Deborah Gabriel says we need a more diverse curriculum for real changeIf the same vigour and commitment that drive gender equality in higher education were directed towards race equality then better progre...
2013-07-22
www.guardian.co.uk
The obstacles that have stalled more shared services in universities are now the justification for greater collaborationThere has been plenty of recent trumpeting of the benefits of shared services in higher education. Ian Diamond of the Universi...
2013-07-11
www.hefce.ac.uk
The Government has announced its intention to make further changes to the regulation of higher education in England [Note 1]. These changes follow the 2011 Higher Education White Paper ‘Students at the heart of the system’ [Note 2], which set...
2013-07-04
www.guardian.co.uk
A graduate's chances of securing a job depend heavily on where they choose to study, statistics showStudentsEmployabilityHigher educationGraduate careersguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All ...
2013-07-04
www.guardian.co.uk
Graduates from Robert Gordon, Glasgow Caledonian and Derby universities are snapped up by employersSee how your university ranks for employabilityStudents at Robert Gordon, Glasgow Caledonian and Derby universities outperformed Oxford and Cambrid...
2013-07-01
www.guardian.co.uk
Survey finds 4.6% increase in hiring, but median graduate starting salary remains unchangedStudents graduating from university have the most positive employment prospects since the onset of the financial crisis, despite competition for jobs remai...
2013-07-01
www.dailymail.co.uk
Britain's leading graduate employers have received an average of 46 applications per post this year - up from 35 in 2008 when the economic downturn started.
2013-06-30
www.bbc.co.uk
Graduate vacancies for those leaving university this summer have increased sharply on last year, research suggests.
2013-06-28
www.walesonline.co.uk
The findings by the Higher Education Statistics Agency reveal the students also earn less than their counterparts from other UK universities
2013-06-27
www.dailymail.co.uk
Tom MacDonald spent nine months working in a hotel bar on the minimum wage after graduating last year. The number of graduates taking jobs such as shelf stackers has almost doubled in six years.
2013-06-27
metro.co.uk
New graduates are being forced to take jobs as road sweepers, hospital porters and lollipop ladies, a survey has shown.
2013-06-27
www.bbc.co.uk
More than 20,000 students were believed to be unemployed six months after graduating from UK universities in 2012, new statistics show.
2013-06-27
www.scotland.gov.uk
More Scottish leavers going onto positive destinations and earning more money.
2013-06-18
www.guardian.co.uk
An innovation by Salford Business School enables MSc students to work on 'live' projects, making them hugely employableSince Salford Business School (SBS) launched its business innovation projects last September, about 500 business master's st...
2013-06-08
www.dailymail.co.uk
More than 132,000 students from mainland Europe enrolled at UK institutions last year, a rise of 18 per cent since 2008.
2013-06-05
www.guardian.co.uk
Research suggests more students are choosing to study in the US and Canada and that the change cannot easily be reversedThe government's hardening of international student visa rules could cause long-term damage to Britain's universities and co...
2013-06-05
www.bbc.co.uk
Postgraduate education in the UK is like an exclusive golf club, with only the wealthy able to apply, claims the liberal think-tank, Centre Forum.
2013-06-04
www.guardian.co.uk
The Guardian University guide and ranking for 2014 is out today. See what the data says and how it's changed since last year• Get the data• Read the methodology• Get the 2013 data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the Gu...
2013-05-23
www.bbc.co.uk
A steep decline in foreign students coming to study at UK colleges and language schools prompts fears of a knock-on effect on universities.
2013-05-23
www.hefce.ac.uk
Universities in the UK contributed £3.4 billion to the economy in 2011-12 through services to business, including commercialisation of new knowledge, delivery of professional training and consultancy.
2013-05-23
www.dailymail.co.uk
The university also announced the proportion of successful applicants from ethnic minorities has also increased to 16 per cent. Private school entrants still account for only 36.7 per cent of intake.
2013-05-09
www.hefce.ac.uk
Early research into user experiences of the Unistats web-site, published today, shows that it is one of the most widely used higher education course comparison web-sites, and that universities and colleges rose well to the challenge of providing ...
2013-04-10
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
March is the month when we announce our annual allocation of recurrent grant, and the reduction in grant compared with a year ago is in line with changes arising from the reform of higher education funding.
2013-04-08
www.hefce.ac.uk
March is the month when we announce our annual allocation of recurrent grant, and the reduction in grant compared with a year ago is in line with changes arising from the reform of higher education funding.
2013-03-14
www.bbc.co.uk
There has been a "dramatic decline" in the number of people studying for degrees in England on a part-time basis, a report says.
2013-03-11
www.guardian.co.uk
It's not enough for David Willetts to encourage over 60s to go back to university, says David Latchman – they need concrete support and society's prejudices need tackling tooI was delighted to hear universities minister David Willetts encoura...
2013-02-28
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
Analysis of information on staff and students can help to improve recruitment and retention
2013-02-21
www.bbc.co.uk
The mother of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence is helping to launch a new centre for research in to race and education.
2013-02-21
www.dailymail.co.uk
David Willetts said older people who keep their skills up to date are more likely to keep their jobs. Until now only students aged under 54 have been eligible for a loan.
2013-02-21
www.guardian.co.uk
The universities minister encouraged workers at the end of their careers to study again as educational patterns changeOlder people should consider going to university in order to continue working beyond the official retirement age, the minister f...
2013-02-21
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
'Change of tone' will not arrest falling student numbers, critics argue
2013-02-15
www.guardian.co.uk
International students sign up for UK degrees as British universities set up branches and franchises across the world• Why did Oxford Brookes top the table? The number of students studying for UK degrees in overseas countries increased 13% last ...
2013-02-15
www.bbc.co.uk
How do Indian students view UK visa charges?
2013-02-14
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
Managerial staff one of few growth areas in HE employment
2013-02-04
www.guardian.co.uk
More than a third of academics are on temporary contracts as universities casualise their workforcesWhen Vicky Blake embarked on her PhD at Durham University eight years ago, she believed it was the beginning of an exciting research career. Now, ...
2013-01-31
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
Student visas were used so extensively by Indians to gain the right to work in the UK that they became known as "marriage dowries", the head of migration policy at the Home Office has said.
2013-01-30
www.bbc.co.uk
Figures seen by the BBC suggest applications from the rest of the UK for places at Scottish universities have risen.
2013-01-29
www.guardian.co.uk
Male students are outnumbered by females at most UK universities. But what subjects are they studying and which campuses have the biggest gender gap?• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianIf you're...
2013-01-28
www.guardian.co.uk
Campaigners say universities will appoint more minority ethnic and female academics to the top jobs only when their funding depends on itEighteen months ago the cause of gender equality in UK universities got a welcome boost. Medical schools seek...
2013-01-24
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
• It might seem a little soon to worry about such matters, but where will the royal baby go to university? That was the issue raised by the Daily Mail on 15 January after St James's Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge's...
2013-01-22
www.bbc.co.uk
"Negative rhetoric" by the government is deterring international students from applying to UK universities, warns a university vice-chancellor.
2013-01-22
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
The vice-chancellor of the University of East Anglia has called for the government's "negative rhetoric" towards international students to be "vigorously countered" by the sector.
2013-01-21
www.guardian.co.uk
Time magazine has published one of the longest, if not the longest, correction in publishing history. It concerns an article headlined Britain's class divide: can Oxbridge solve its privilege problem? The correction, at 545 words, is long enough ...
2013-01-19
www.guardian.co.uk
Student takes St Hugh's to court after after being rejected for not having access to £21,000 for tuition fees and living costsAn Oxford college is being sued for discriminating against poorer students applying to study for postgraduate courses....
2013-01-18
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
Staff levels at UK higher education institutions have dropped for the second consecutive year, new figures show.
2013-01-18
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
The University of Bristol was one of the biggest winners in the first year of higher fees, expanding its new student cohort by 28 per cent, while London Metropolitan University saw its intake shrink by 43 per cent.
2013-01-15
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
The number of academics submitted to the research excellence framework is likely to exceed the number submitted to the last research assessment exercise, new figures suggest.
2013-01-14
www.guardian.co.uk
The number of first-class degrees is rising, but if we care about standards we must analyse the pressures around accreditationThe Higher Education Statistics Agency recently published its annual overview of enrolments and qualifications achieved ...
2013-01-11
www.guardian.co.uk
Drop in Indian and Pakistani students of 23.5% and 13.4% partly due to growing perception that Britain is not a welcoming placeThe number of students from India and Pakistan coming to study at British universities and higher education colleges ha...
2013-01-11
www.guardian.co.uk
Number of postgraduate students travelling to UK from non-EU countries fell 1% in 2011/12 academic yearThe number of postgraduate students travelling from non-EU countries to study at UK universities has fallen for the first time in 16 years, fue...
2013-01-11
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
The number of Indian students studying at UK universities fell by 24 per cent last year, as the government's tightening of the student visa system took effect.
2013-01-10
www.dailymail.co.uk
The number of students awarded first-class honours soared 16 per cent last year, which is the biggest increase on record, meaning more than a sixth of students now get top grade.
2013-01-10
www.bbc.co.uk
Wales is still lagging behind UK counterparts in awarding top university degrees but graduates still have the best chance of a job, new figures reveal.
2013-01-10
www.guardian.co.uk
The number of first-class degrees is more than double what it was 10 years ago, official figures showA record 61,605 undergraduates – one in six – were awarded firsts at the end of their degrees last summer, according to figures published by ...
2013-01-10
www.bbc.co.uk
The number of part-time students enrolled at UK universities fell across the board last year, figures show.
2013-01-10
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
The number of UK students entering postgraduate study plunged by 8 per cent last year, new figures show.
2013-01-09
www.hefce.ac.uk
A report published by HEFCE gives comprehensive information for the first time about the destinations of students studying for higher education (HE) qualifications registered at HEFCE-funded further education colleges (FECs) [Notes 1 and 3].
2013-01-09
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
The proportion of staff submitted by each unit of assessment to the 2014 research excellence framework will become clear for the first time after the Higher Education Statistics Agency announced it will release statistics on the number of...
2013-01-03
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
University efforts to make it easier to remove fixed-term staff anger unions. Jack Grove writes
2012-12-30
www.bbc.co.uk
A look back at an eventful 2012 from BBC Scotland
2012-12-13
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
All eyes are on Brazil's academy and its rising research output, generous funding and willingness to team up internationally in a bid to become a major player. Elizabeth Gibney reports from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
2012-12-10
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk
The retail and financial sectors remain the top recruiters of graduates despite the economic turbulence of recent years, a report has found.