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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 of Buckingham: One of UK’s most controversial universities appoints Sir Anthony Seldon as vice-chancellor

    One of the UK’s leading private and most controversial universities has appointed a high profile headmaster as its new vice-chancellor.










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    University of Buckingham: One of UK’s leading private universities appoints Sir Anthony Seldon as vice-chancellor

    One of the UK’s leading private universities has appointed a high profile headmaster as its new vice-chancellor.










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    More UK students could head to Europe’s universities

    More British students could head out to Munich, Montpellier or Milan after the university admissions service changed the rules about applications to European Universities.









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    Thousands of students shun universities in favour of studying for their degrees at local further education colleges

    Thousands of students are shunning the UK’s traditional universities to take their degrees in further education (FE) colleges down the road.









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    MPs bridle at plans to make universities monitor ‘extremism’

    New anti-terror laws requiring universities to tackle extremism on campus threaten to stifle freedom of expression, the Government has been warned by MPs and peers.









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    Top universities refuse to reveal how they are spending tuition fees

    Many of the UK’s leading universities are refusing to spell out just how they are spending their students’ £9,000 a year tuition fees.









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    Women trapped in universities’ ivory basements

    Female academics are trapped in the “ivory basement” in universities across Britain, where sexual discrimination is rife, according to a new study. They’re being treated as sex objects, turned down for promotion, and penalised for having children, are examples of the “‘cultural sexism’ which characterises the working lives of many women in British academia”, says the paper, which will be published in the journal Gender and Education early next year.









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    Gifted pupils from deprived areas to attend regular seminars at top universities

    Children as young as 11 are set to be offered classes at universities including Cambridge in a bid to help the brightest comprehensive pupils from poorer areas secure places at top institutions.









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    Green Party wants corporate tax to fund universities

    Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has set out proposals to pay for higher education with enforced taxation on multinational companies.









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