News round-up: Grim times for universities as overseas students stay away and staff on fixed-term contracts lose their jobs

The coronavirus epidemic has seen lecturers and researchers lose their jobs while students face uncertainty over exams   119 universities in deficit after lecturers go on strike The Times, 03/04/2020, Rosemary Bennett More than 100 universities, including some of...

News round-up: Universities must make clear that intimidation of academics is unacceptable, Gavin Williamson warns

Strong words from the education secretary on free speech, and new figures show that two in five 18-year-olds now apply to university   Gavin Williamson gives universities final warning on free speech The Times, 07/02/2020, Rosemary Bennett The education secretary...

News round-up: More strikes are on the way as UCU members vote for industrial action

University staff are to strike over pensions, pay and working conditions – and an imminent general election casts uncertainty over higher education policy   December election puts UK policy progress on hold Times Higher Education, 01/11/2019, Simon Baker News...