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Time to wake up and think tactically 

Trust is being severely strained by the General Election in the United Kingdom Does it matter when former Conservative MP and Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Nicky Morgan goes on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and brazenly claims that 50,000 new nurses will be recruited when that number includes trying to stop 19,000 […]

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TNE offers UK universities a post-Brexit “silver lining”

Clear evidence is emerging that UK universities are succeeding in increasing their engagement with countries in the European Union in preparation for Brexit.

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Tackling the attainment gap for BAME students at top unis

Students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds remain underrepresented at elite British universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. Here, our guest blogger Phil Nash from the Immigration Advice Service* explains why higher education must tackle the attainment gap. Guest blog by Phil Nash Despite publicly stating their determination to address this issue, the […]

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What can be done about soaring textbook inflation?

Soaring textbook prices is yet another runaway cost facing students with the price of academic titles rising four times faster than the overall rate of inflation in the UK. Could a new subscription-based ‘Spotify’ of books be the answer? When I was a distance learning student many years ago in the pre-digital age, a van […]

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Is there a third way to sort Brexit?

Well, at least the Liberal “Democrats” have put some clear blue water between the main political parties on Brexit in the run-up to a General Election and/or second referendum. Their party conference voted to cancel Brexit if they win a majority in the next Parliament, which sounds pretty final. But it doesn’t sound very democratic […]

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So what is a colonoscopy all about?

If you’ve managed to survive all the radiotherapy, chemo, surgery and the CT or MRI scanning that goes with treating bowel cancer, well done! But don’t think you are completely out of the woods… For there is one ordeal that goes with the territory and that’s the need to check that all is well down […]

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International HE & comms need to work together

EUPRIO investigated the lack of cooperation between university international offices and public relations-communications departments in a special project which revealed its findings at its recent conference in Poland.

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Welcome diversity in the university rankings

There is a welcome diversity creeping into the league tables – together with evidence that universities that are ‘open-to-the world are among the best performers in the rankings

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Getting the diet right for bowel cancer survivors

Nic Mitchell marks Bowel Cancer Awareness Month by looking at getting the diet right after treatment in a bid to lead something like a normal life again.

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Don’t you know anyone who voted for Brexit?

Does the UK higher education elite need to break out of its London and South East bubble and attempt to understand why people in Northern cities like Sunderland and Middlesbrough voted heavily in favour of Brexit?

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