News round-up: What now for universities? Brexit, changes to university funding and (maybe) an increase in R&D spend

The election result could have major implications for the higher education sector, including the possibility of recruitment challenges in the wake of Brexit   UK universities face up to Brexit after Tory election win Times Higher Education, 13/12/2019, John...
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,...
News round-up: A review of the admissions system is under way – could this mean the introduction of post-A-level applications?

News round-up: A review of the admissions system is under way – could this mean the introduction of post-A-level applications?

University admissions, drop-out rates and grade inflation are all in the news – and a vice-chancellor is sacked for gross misconduct   Swansea University sack vice chancellor and dean of management school for gross misconduct Wales Online, 26/7/2019, Sion Barry...

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...