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What Cambridge University taught us about bigotry

CChelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi are the co-authors of Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change, the second title from #Merky Books, a partnership between Penguin and grime star Stormzy, who has also announced he is funding two Cambridge scholarships for black students in the UK. The book explores the lack of diversity…

Trainees support disclosure of mental disorder to moms and dads

Two-thirds of students think mental health problems should be disclosed to their parents or guardians in “extreme circumstances”, according to research. The yearly Student Academic Experience Survey, conducted by Advance HE and the Higher Education Policy Institute, asked students about mental health problems for the first time this year. The survey of more than 14,000…

Universities prompted to employ personnel to examine unwanted sexual advances

Universities should hire specialist staff to investigate hate crimes and sexual harassment against their students, according to a report commissioned by the higher education regulator for England. The institutions were also urged to encourage greater levels of reporting of such incidents, and hold sessions on consent for undergraduates and postgraduates, along with “bystander training” for…

Universities condemn ‘devastating’ strategy to link costs to finish pay

Academics are warning it would be “despicable” if the government went ahead with recommendations to cut funding for some arts and humanities degrees on the basis that they don’t net big salaries for graduates. Last week the prime minister’s commission on post-18 education funding called for a cut in university tuition fees from £9,250 to…

The Augar report pits arts versus sciences– and both lose|Simon Marginson

After days of intensive discussion, the strengths and weaknesses of the Augar report on post-18 education policy and funding are apparent. It is a solid review, refreshingly non-ideological in tone, but undermined by a flawed vision and wishful thinking. Some of its proposals – and its less attractive one-liners about low-value courses and too many…

University Guide 2020: league table for nursing & & midwifery

1 Edinburgh 100 89.7 92 77.3 11.9 9 189 8 n/a 97.2 Satisfied with course 89.7 Satisfied with teaching 92 Satisfied with feedback 77.3 Student to staff ratio 11.9 Spend per student/10 9 Average entry tariff 189 Value added score/10 8 Career after 6 months n/a Contin-uation 97.2 2 Liverpool 91.5 97 92.9 82.4 13.8…

University Guide 2020: league table for music

1 Southampton 100 90.3 92.2 79 8 4 175 8 87 97.5 Satisfied with course 90.3 Satisfied with teaching 92.2 Satisfied with feedback 79 Student to staff ratio 8 Spend per student/10 4 Average entry tariff 175 Value added score/10 8 Career after 6 months 87 Contin-uation 97.5 2 Surrey 93.8 89.2 92.2 78.9 12.1…

University Guide 2020: league table for basic engineering

1 Bristol 100 100.8 94.8 81.5 14 7 206 7 n/a 100 Satisfied with course 100.8 Satisfied with teaching 94.8 Satisfied with feedback 81.5 Student to staff ratio 14 Spend per student/10 7 Average entry tariff 206 Value added score/10 7 Career after 6 months n/a Contin-uation 100 2 Oxford 99.6 n/a n/a n/a 10.6…

University league tables 2020

1 1 Cambridge 100 n/a n/a n/a 11.2 9.8 224 6 86 99 Satisfied with course n/a Satisfied with teaching n/a Satisfied with feedback n/a Student to staff ratio 11.2 Spend per student/10 9.8 Average entry tariff 224 Value added score/10 6 Career after 6 months 86 Contin-uation 99 2 3 St Andrews 97.9 93…

University Guide 2020: league table for mathematics

1 Oxford 100 n/a n/a n/a 9.6 10 222 7 90 96 Satisfied with course n/a Satisfied with teaching n/a Satisfied with feedback n/a Student to staff ratio 9.6 Spend per student/10 10 Average entry tariff 222 Value added score/10 7 Career after 6 months 90 Contin-uation 96 2 Cambridge 90.5 n/a n/a n/a 15.6…

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