News round-up: University applications from 18-year olds have reached a record high, despite the demographic dip

News round-up: University applications from 18-year olds have reached a record high, despite the demographic dip

As more 18-year olds are applying to university and more gain places through clearing,  Labour wants to move to a system of applying to university after A-level results   Knowledge exchange framework review before funding link Times Higher Education, 23/08/2019, Chris...

News round-up: Casual academics are doing huge amounts of unpaid work

Academic staff on casual contracts do twice the amount of work they are paid for, and a member of the House of Lords hopes to outlaw essay mills   Scientists quit Nobel-winning project over authorship dispute Times Higher Education, 05/07/2019, David Matthews A...

News round-up: Reading halves the workforce at its Malaysia campus, and a benefactor showers money on lucky Oxford

The University of Reading is the latest to find that overseas campuses aren’t as lucrative as hoped, while Oxford has been blessed with a gift of £150m to create a new centre for the humanities   Reading halves Malaysia campus workforce after £27 million loss Times...