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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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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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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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Change in UK mood music to international students

The UK government’s International Education strategy should be just the first step in changing the mood music towards international students.

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EU acts to protect funding for UK-EU student mobility

Students on Erasmus+ mobility programmes should be protected in the short-term from a possible no-deal Brexit, but longer-term mobility may be under threat unless the UK can reach an agreement to stay in the European Commission’s study abroad exchange scheme

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Students and researchers need an orderly Brexit

Students who will be halfway through their Erasmus+ semesters abroad and researchers in the middle of cross-Channel European Union collaborative projects are understandably worried about what will happen after Brexit Day on March 29.

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Keeping UK HE attached to the world after Brexit

Among the challenges confronting British higher education in 2019 is how to maintain a strong global presence with the UK’s imminent departure from the European Union. Here are some thoughts You might doubt it when hearing about universities running up alarming deficits after setting up international branch campuses, but higher education is one of the […]

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Will MAC help or hinder student mobility to UK?

Hopes of removing international students from the UK’s migration target and restoring the post-study work visas to overseas students at British universities were dashed when the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its Impact of International Students in the UK report.   Reaction was swift with Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, telling the BBC […]

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Review into ‘broken’ higher education student funding

British universities started the New Year much as they ended 2017 – on the back foot as they struggled to fend off criticism of bulging pay packets for vice-chancellors. Meanwhile staff went on strike to protect their pensions and students complained about not getting value-for-money for their £9,250 yearly tuition fees. Suddenly UK higher education […]

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Don’t ignore grass roots for internationalisation

DESPITE the rise of inward-looking nationalism, the election of Donald Trump on an ‘America First’ ticket and the possibility of a hard ‘Brexit’ from the European Union for the United Kingdom, the world’s universities remain committed to the cause of globalisation. But are some of their actions adding to the discord between the internationally-mobile elite […]

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