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Bristol universities team up with easyJet for robot plane project

robot plane project

IT could almost be something that has come straight out of the pages of a science fiction novel. But in a case of fact being stranger than fiction boffins at Bristol University and the University of the West of England have joined forces with an airline to work on a space age project. Budget airline easyJet has agreed to work ... Read More »

Bristol universities accused over ‘murky’ pay rises

University of Bristol

By Christopher Brown As strike action looms over staff pay, union said decisions made by universities to determine pay increases for vice-chancellors were unaccountable Bristol’s universities have been accused of refusing to release details of their vice-chancellors’ pay in a report into senior academic pay released last week. The University and College Union (UCU) said the University of the West ... Read More »

More Welsh students apply to study in England

Universities UK

By Tomos Livingstone The number of Welsh students applying to study in England has risen by nearly 20% since 2010, new figures show. The total staying in Wales has fallen over the same period, data from university admissions body UCAS shows. Opposition parties are questioning the Welsh government policy of paying most of students’ tuition fees, regardless of where in ... Read More »

Bristol students miss lectures as university staff stage strike action

Bristol strike

By IanOnions Thousands of students at universities in the Bristol region were missing lectures because of strike action by teaching and support staff. Picket lines were mounted at Bristol and Bath universities and the University of the West of England as part of the national stoppage. Several other universities in the south west were hit but further education colleges were ... Read More »

UK: Bristol universities defy fall in student numbers

Bristol University

Universities in Bristol appear to be bucking a national trend which has seen applications plummet for the second year running. New UCAS statistics show that 265,730 people living in the UK had applied to start degree courses this autumn by December 17 – down 6.3 per cent compared with the same point the previous year. The latest drop in applications ... Read More »

Australia to benefit as Indians shun UK universities

Universities are seeing falls of more than 30 per cent in applications from India in the first signs that foreign students are being put off coming to Britain by the government’s crackdown on migration. Many of the candidates are instead expected to take up places in Canada, Australia and Europe where student visa policies are becoming more liberal as they ... Read More »

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