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University to play key role in new national transport technology initiative

University of Nottingham_UN

The University of Nottingham has been chosen as one of the victors of another national association which is planning to make transport more consistent and joined. The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has honored £1 million for exercises over 14 UK colleges. The TSC plans to expand cooperation in the middle of colleges and organizations and give a system of mastery ... Read More »

University of Southampton features in national campaign to highlight value of universities

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is featuring in a UK-wide campaign next week to highlight the value and importance of university research to our everyday lives. Universities Week 2014 will be launched on Monday 9 June at the Natural History Museum in London where a week-long public event will showcase some of the best of UK university research. Researchers from the ... Read More »

University complaints by students top 20,000

UK universities

By Fran Abrams More than 20,000 students complained to their universities last year, a Freedom of Information request by the BBC has shown. Responses from 120 universities across the UK revealed that total academic appeals and complaints were 10% higher in 2012-13 than in 2010-11. Universities Minister David Willetts welcomed the finding. He said it showed that students were demanding ... Read More »

Universities say £9bn building boom will boost economy

UK universities

By Judith Burns A £9bn building boom at some of the UK’s best known universities will create jobs and boost the economy, according to a report. The report for the Russell Group of universities says investment in buildings and facilities will generate thousands of new jobs. The study analysed 69 capital projects at the group’s 24 member institutions. The group’s ... Read More »

Keele University praised for its student experience in new survey

Keele University

By The Sentinel  KEELE University has been named as one of the best places to study in the UK. The annual Times Higher Education (THE) survey has rated the university as 13th for its overall ‘student experience’ – up from 31st place last year. Keele has scored particularly well in the teaching category, coming sixth out of 111 UK universities ... Read More »

Derby one of most improved universities, says Complete University Guide

University of Derby

The University of Derby is officially one of the most improved universities in the country, rising 16 places in the Complete University Guide 2015 published. Its rise to 87th place is the fourth best improvement in the UK, with the rankings also confirming Derby as one of only ten universities to improve its position by ten or more places. The ... Read More »

Cambridge University pips rivals Oxford University to be named best in the country – again

Cambridge University

BY LIZZY BUCHAN Cambridge University is top of the class once more after being named the best university in the country by an education guide. The prestigious institution retained first place in the Complete University Guide’s 2015 ranking of UK universities for the fourth year – pipping rivals Oxford University to the post yet again. The ‘other place’ was ranked ... Read More »

Vice-chancellor and CEO appointed at Coventry University

Coventry University

Coventry University has appointed its acting vice-chancellor John Latham to the permanent position of vice-chancellor and chief executive officer.  Mr Latham, who was the University’s deputy vice-chancellor for business development prior to stepping into the interim role in December last year, has taken over the position following the departure of Professor Madeleine Atkins who joined the Higher Education Funding Council ... Read More »

Universities warned over preventing graduation because of debt

UK Universities

By Adrian Polglase A report by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) warned universities last month that terms and conditions that prevent students who owe non-tuition fee debts from graduating could breach consumer protection law. The report, published on 18 February, showed that approximately three quarters of the 115 UK universities surveyed by the OFT enforce such conditions, which could ... Read More »

UK universities advised to come to India to tap vast potential

Indian Students

UK universities must contemplate coming to India if they want to benefit from a shake up to international higher education that is going to see India enrolling the largest number of students into tertiary education in the world by 2020, a British Council report has warned. Lynne Heslop, British Council’s senior education advisor in India and author of the report, ... Read More »

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