Universities

Rich teenagers still dominate top universities

Teenagers from wealthy backgrounds are still around 10 times more likely to get into top universities than those from poorer homes.









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Some of Britain’s most famous universities pay their fundraising teams less than the Living Wage

Some of Britain’s biggest universities are paying less than the Living Wage to staff on their alumni fundraising teams responsible for soliciting donations from graduates.









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Universities resort to cold calling ex-students

Universities targeted more than nine million of their former students with cold calls and spam emails over the past year as they increasingly adopt US-style tactics to raise funds.









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Universities ‘must elect more women’

Scottish universities should appoint more women to their governing bodies or be forced to do so, according to the National Union of Students.
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Universities resort to cold calling ex-students

Universities targeted more than nine million of their former students with cold calls and spam emails over the past year as they increasingly adopt US-style tactics to raise funds.









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Universities resort to cold calling ex-students to raise funds

Universities targeted more than nine million of their former students with cold calls and spam emails over the past year as they increasingly adopt US-style tactics to raise funds.









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UK universities spending more on outreach and less on bursaries, report shows

Britain’s leading universities have performed a U-turn over the methods they use to attract more disadvantaged students, says a report out today.









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Greg Clark new universities minister

Greg Clark replaces David Willetts as the minister for universities and science, in the cabinet reshuffle.
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Reform of ‘messy, muddled’ higher education system could see half of Britain’s universities closed

Half the country’s universities should be closed in sweeping reforms to the UK’s “messy, muddled” higher education system, according to the former head of the body which represents university vice-chancellors.









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Universities are ‘not just for getting a job,’ says one of Britain’s leading academics

Britain’s leading university official has dismissed the idea that going to university is all about getting a well-paid job.









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