Higher Education http://www.govtoday.co.uk/ Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:05:23 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) en-gb Study shows degree result variations http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/18069-study-shows-degree-result-variations Students from disadvantaged backgrounds tend to do less well at university than more privileged peers who previously achieved the same educational attainment, a study has found.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:31:10 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/18069-study-shows-degree-result-variations
New Science and Technology http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/18044-new-science-and-technology Coming Soon – A brand new Science and Technology portal from Govtoday. This area is currently under construction, so check back regularly for all the latest developments.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:27:56 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/18044-new-science-and-technology
UK academics 'paid less' than overseas counterparts http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17815-uk-academics-paid-less-than-overseas-counterparts-claims-union As staff in UK universities prepare to walk out for their third one-day strike tomorrow as part of a worsening pay dispute, analysis of the most recent international figures on pay, compiled by Deloitte, shows that UK lecturers earn significantly less than their counterparts in Australia, Canada and the US.

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Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:57:10 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17815-uk-academics-paid-less-than-overseas-counterparts-claims-union
University application rate hits record high http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17789-university-application-rate-hits-record-high UCAS figures out today show that overall applicant numbers are up by 4 per cent, to 580,000, only slightly below the record level of 2011 (583,350).

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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:36:30 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17789-university-application-rate-hits-record-high
Universities accept record number of applicants http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17601-universities-accept-record-number-of-applicants The UCAS 2013 End of Cycle Report paints a picture of increased recruitment at the UK's universities and colleges following a dip in 2012.

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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:23:26 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17601-universities-accept-record-number-of-applicants
Strikes at universities and colleges next week http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17464-strikes-at-universities-and-colleges-next-week Universities and colleges will be hit with the most widespread disruption for years on Tuesday as staff walk out in a row over pay.

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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:19:08 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17464-strikes-at-universities-and-colleges-next-week
Ministers' blunder 'blows hole' in help for students http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17453-ministers-blunder-blows-hole-in-help-for-students A National Audit Office report has revealed that blunders by BIS ministers have blown a huge £600 million a year hole in support for Britain's students and their families, at a time when the country is facing a cost of living crisis.

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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:06:14 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17453-ministers-blunder-blows-hole-in-help-for-students
Taxpayers pick up £80m bill for 'risky' private college expansion http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17370-taxpayers-pick-up-80m-bill-for-risky-private-college-expansion Taxpayers have been hit with an £80m bill after private colleges took advantage of state-funded student loans and went on a recruitment drive.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:38:22 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17370-taxpayers-pick-up-80m-bill-for-risky-private-college-expansion
UK wide strike to hit universities http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17206-uk-wide-strike-to-hit-universtites Feelings are running high ahead of the first strike to hit universities involving all three higher education unions, UNISON, UCU and Unite.

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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:47:15 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17206-uk-wide-strike-to-hit-universtites
Bigger bursaries and scholarships to attract more top graduates into teaching http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17114-bigger-bursaries-and-scholarships-to-attract-more-top-graduates-into-teaching Prestigious new scholarships and bursaries to attract more high-quality graduates into teaching important, rigorous subjects.

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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:13:11 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/40-higher-education/17114-bigger-bursaries-and-scholarships-to-attract-more-top-graduates-into-teaching