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Identity check: Vice-chancellors’ education and pay revealed

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“In a time of unprecedented change for the UK’s academy, its leaders are under the spotlight as never before. Accordingly, Times Higher Education has augmented its annual survey of pay in the sector with an investigation into our v-cs’ educational backgrounds. John Morgan asks: who are these people and what do they earn? …” (more)

[Times Higher Education, 24 March]

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UK Unearths £100 Million More for Research Infrastructure, Launches Agency to Eliminate Clinical Trial Red Tape

Posted in research with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“The United Kingdom’s budget for 2011-12, announced today by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, has some good news for scientists with a £100 million boost in spending on capital projects as well as promised removal of red tape surrounding biomedical research and clinical trials …” (more)

[Daniel Clery, Science Insider, 23 March]

Manchester University to charge £9,000 tuition fees”

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“As another institution announces it will charge students the maximum, there are fears that the government may be forced to cut university places …” (more)

[Jessica Shepherd, Guardian, 23 March]

Abramova: judicial deference and the litigious student

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Her case is the latest example of the increasingly frequent phenomenon of the litigious student, and it raises some very important legal issues …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 23 March]

Forecasting university tuition fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“On tuition fees, the general picture is clear. Top universities will charge the full £9,000. Less prestigious universities will charge less. But where does the ‘top’ end, how low will the bottom go and what’s going to happen in the middle? …” (more)

[William Cullerne Bown, Exquisite Life, 23 March]

Not quite the apocalypse?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Yesterday’s Guardian newspaper carried an interesting article by Universities UK president, Professor Steve Smith. In this he argued that the new post-Browne funding model for English universities would not actually involve a public funding reduction …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 23 March]

Britain’s New Student-Visa Policy Restricts Work, but Not as Much as Feared

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“The British government provided details on Tuesday of long-anticipated changes in immigration policy that are expected to cut the number of foreign students in Britain by 25% …” (more)

[Aisha Labi, Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 March]