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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 the independence with which governing bodies run universities. The bill, which has just finished consultation stage, is coming under heavy fire from members of the […]

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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 has been made proposing a shortening of the degree period from four years to three years with the aim of reducing student debt. Meanwhile, UK […]

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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 get a reference from the editor. The “Young Reporter” scheme, first introduced via email to universities offering journalism courses, requires students to write an article […]