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“Teachers Excellence Framework” threatens a funding crisis for Scottish Universities

The UK government has released a Green Paper that could result in a funding crisis for Scottish universities. The paper, which states plans for a ‘Teachers Excellence Framework’ (TEF), includes…

Government measures against extremist speakers spark backlash

New government regulations legally requiring UK universities to counter extremism went into effect last week, sparking backlash. Part of a government strategy called ‘Prevent,’ the measures would require the educational…

Universities condemn invasive SNP higher education bill

A new Scottish Government education initiative is facing concerted pressure from universities and education groups. The Higher Education Governance Bill is proposing a number of changes which would significantly alter…

Radical changes proposed to address higher education budget shortfalls

As both universities and students grapple with budgetary uncertainties and debt, radical changes have been proposed to the structure of the Scottish higher education system. A new round of calls…

Newspaper group charges students to publish stories

Newsquest, the third largest regional and local newspaper publisher in the UK, has launched a collaboration scheme in which students are charged £120 to have content published online and to…

The Sun’s Page 3 back in print after short-lived absence

On Tuesday 20th January, The Times reported a story that their sister publication, The Sun, was dropping their Page 3 feature. Page 3 first originated in the tabloid newspaper in…

One-third of graduates employed in unpaid internships

According to new research done by the Sutton Trust, nearly a third of university graduates in Britain are employed in unpaid internships. This means that 22 out of the 70,000…

Think tank searches for sustainable ways to fund postgrad education

In October of this year, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) published its proposals for a scheme of state backed loans for postgraduate study in the United Kingdom. Author…