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    University league tables: Best universities for teaching standards rank Oxford, Cambridge and Coventry among top 20

    An annual university league table has revealed the institutions where students are most satisfied with the quality of teaching.










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    University rankings: Elite British institutions top list of world’s best for academic disciplines

    Elite universities in Britain have once again come out on top in world rankings, according to a new table which compares universities by faculty.










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    Nancie Atwell: Teacher named ‘best in the world’ donates $1m prize to her school

    The winner of the first-ever million-dollar Nobel-style award for teaching has pledged to donate the prize fund to a school she founded in 1990.



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    Raspberry Pi: second model helps tiny PC become Britain’s best selling computer

    The Raspberry Pi is the best-selling computer ever made in Britain, with 5 million of the tiny machines being sold since it was launched less than three years ago.









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    Premium paid for houses near top state schools soars (with dearest and ‘best value’ top 10s)

    More than a million parents will be forced to negotiate a “minefield” as they seek school places for their children, a parents’ leader has warned – with some prepared to pay a £500,000 “premium” on houses that are closest to the most desirable school.









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    Best schools would still be able to convert to academies under Labour, says Tristram Hunt

    Labour would continue to allow good and outstanding schools to convert to academy status, says Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt.









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    QS university world rankings: Imperial College London leapfrogs Oxford to join Cambridge as best British university

    Forget Oxbridge – this year’s world university league tables show the best two institutions in the UK should go by the name “Impbridge”.









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    Scottish independence: Academics fear a university brain drain of country’s best scientists

    Scottish universities could face a brain drain of some of their finest scientists if the country votes for independence, a number of leading academics fear.









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    Best job in the world? ‘Doctor of chocolate’ sought by Cambridge University

    Cambridge University is looking for someone to undertake a PhD that for the sweet-toothed many could lead them to their dream position – becoming the first doctor of chocolate.



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    Exclusive: Must do better? Black pupils did, with best improvement in exams

    Black pupils have achieved the biggest rise in test and exam results of any ethnic group in the country, according to new statistics published tomorrow.









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