John Morgan for Times Higher Education
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January 6, 2011
A battle for control of Britain's faculty union, the University and College Union, is under way, as a powerful leftist group plans a leadership challenge following a split over support for student protests.The turmoil within the organization, which represents about 120,000 higher education staff, is evident in threats of strike action by the union's own staff, while Sally Hunt, general secretary, has said that union strategy is being directed by "bodies outside UCU."
October 21, 2010
Government plans 40% reduction for higher education over four years, with only some science and technology teaching programs spared.
September 30, 2010
Survey finds different priorities send them to different destinations.
September 17, 2010
As the pope moves him toward sainthood and Britain honors him, some see a contradiction in the way the country is moving in higher education.
August 26, 2010
International study doubts correlation between increasing number of STEM graduates and economic growth, while finding link between total graduates and economic growth.
July 29, 2010
Average tuition and fees for overseas undergraduates studying classroom-based subjects at British universities have broken the £10,000 ($15,591) barrier for the first time, prompting warnings that the country could be risking its position in the lucrative market for international students.
July 23, 2010
For the majority of international students, life in Britain is peaceful and safe. But occasionally an overseas student is sucked into a gambling racket or, as in one case, lands in jail for running a fish and chip shop as a front to launder money. Overseas students as both victims and perpetrators of crime were among subjects discussed in a British Council session on international student safety at the UK Council for International Students conference in York last week.