Home Tags Higher education

Tag: Higher education

UK universities: no automatic tuition fee refunds, MPs say

Students at British universities should not expect automatic tuition fee refunds for disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to MPs, despite complaints from thousands of those affected. The MPs on parliament’s petitions committee said while many students had lost out as a result of campus closures and the switch to remote learning, at least…

I was a foreign student. The new Ice rule is shortsighted...

I came to the United States as an international student in August 2002, a month short of the first anniversary of 9/11. I came from and to privilege: I was fully funded and had family in the States. Most importantly, even as the Bush administration tightened scrutiny of international students, I arrived to a welcoming…

Myths around further education policy and student targets | Letters

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has taken what is now a familiar sideswipe at British higher education, while quite correctly lauding the importance of developing further education (FE) and vocational skills (Ministers to ditch target of 50% of young people in England going to university, 9 July). His assertion, in his speech on FE reform,…

US universities are charging full fees for ‘virtual’ class this fall....

Colleges and universities are in an unprecedented bind. Coronavirus continues to rage in many parts of America, making the sort of communal gatherings that are hallmarks of collegiate life outright dangerous. Lecture halls, libraries, football games and dorm-room parties can all be superspreader events. Some educational institutions have already declared that almost the entire academic…

What kind of revolution can follow the Tories’ education crisis?

Gavin Williamson was aware of at least one thing in his speech today in which he promised a revolution in England’s further education sector. “A lot of education secretaries across the years have said they want to support further education,” he told an empty room during his pre-recorded speech. “I know some of you will…

Ministers to ditch target of 50% of young people in England...

Gavin Williamson has criticised the idea of wanting half of all young people to go on to higher education, describing it as an “absurd mantra” and signalling an end to a pledge made by Tony Blair in the 1990s that has been supported by successive governments. The education secretary said he wanted to see a…

America’s international students are facing deportation. This is a disaster |...

If you are an international student planning to study in the United States this fall and your classes are online, you might want to prepare yourself. Unlike students who are American citizens, you won’t get to resume your classes. You are looking at losing your legal status in the US. You are looking at getting…

UK universities receive record number of applications in lockdown

A record 40.5% of all 18-year-olds in the UK have applied to go to university, with numbers rising significantly during lockdown, according to the university admissions service Ucas. It is the first time that more than four out of 10 students (40.5%) had applied by 30 June to go to university and the figures will…

UK universities urged to adopt risk management strategy with China

Universities in the UK have been urged to adopt a risk management strategy for any dealings with China amid concerns that academics are self-censoring because of fears about the consequences of offending the Chinese authorities. Kerry Brown, professor of Chinese studies at King’s College London, said accusations of self-censorship regarding work on China had intensified…

Britain’s universities are on the verge of unravelling | Glen O’Hara

Imagine a cross between a jigsaw and a chessboard, and now imagine playing games on it in 11 dimensions – including time. As universities limber up for probably their most difficult challenge since the second world war, that’s what higher education management feels like right now. Universities are experiencing countervailing pressures. The first emanates from…

MOST POPULAR

HOT NEWS