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.
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.
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.
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.
Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has set out proposals to pay for higher education with enforced taxation on multinational companies.
University students do not believe they are being challenged enough in their studies, according to a new report by the consumer watchdog Which?
Growing numbers of teenagers with top-class vocational qualifications are being recruited by UK universities while the number with A-levels dwindle, according to figures released today.
British universities are becoming more gay-friendly, according to a major new study by a gay rights charity.
Universities have been urged to join forces with students to cool lad culture on campuses after it emerged three out of four students were familiar with sexually provocative websites such as Unilad and the Lad Bible.