Tag: Higher education

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Gambling

The NUS has conducted research into the gambling habits of students at university. Their definition of gambling ranges from buying scratch cards over the counter to playing poker at casinos. Research showed that over half of students who gambled did so to supplement their income, and that nearly a quarter of those felt guilty when…

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Less than half of UEA students meet their offer

Less than half of UEA students achieved the grades needed to secure their place last year, with numbers dropping from 64 percent in 2013/14 to 47 percent in 2018/19. There figures showed a consistent decrease in figures year upon year. One of the most significant drops occurred this year, where the percentage of students meeting…

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Latest trends from UUK

Universities UK (UUK) have published their latest report on patterns and trends in higher education for 2018. The report covers the academic year for 2016-17, a total of 2,316,475 students were studying at higher education establishments within the UK. At little over 1m, 44% of those in education were new entrants onto programs at these…

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Toby Young and the OfS debate

Barely anybody defends Toby Young’s prejudiced comments, not even Toby Young, and certainly not me. Young apologised unreservedly for his remarks, calling them “ill-judged or just plain wrong,” but now he’s been in the news because of the outrage at his appointment to the board of the Office for Students (OfS), outrage which forced him…

News

HE funding council warn against fee caps

According to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), English universities are likely to face ‘consequences’ if tuition fees are not increased after two years, following an annual report on the financial health of the sector. Tuition fees are currently capped at £9,250 per year, meaning universities already have very little surplus. The government’s…

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