News round-up: Eventually everyone will have a first-class degree

If grade inflation continues at the current rate, by 2030 all students at some universities will graduate with first-class degrees. Plus: regulation is costing universities more than £500k a year   First-class degrees for all students by 2030 The Times, 27/12/2019,...

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News round-up: Academics go on strike over pay and conditions

The strikes at half of the UK’s universities dominate this week’s news round-up – while new figures show that institutions are competing fiercely for a shrinking band of 18-year olds     UCU says some universities are using ‘highly questionable tactics’ as strikes are...

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