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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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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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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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Talking is key to tackling mental health

Sian Duffin from Arden University writes a guest blog about University Mental Health Day on 7 March 2019 for DelaCourCommunications.com

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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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Universities told to avoid misleading marketing claims

Advertising watchdogs have reprimanded six British universities for making marketing claims that could be misleading to potential students. How embarrassing – and its follows similar action against the University of Reading earlier this year when it agreed with the Advertising Standards Authority, or ASA, to ‘phase out’ its claim to be in the global ‘top 1%’. […]

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Swiss lessons for UK universities’ referendum campaign

I don’t know if British university vice-chancellors are really likely to follow the call from the Swiss lake district of Lausanne and ‘get out on the streets’ to defend the UK’s membership of the European Union – but at least they are stirring into some form of activity. The call for street action came from […]

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Trends help predict future of global higher education

With so many predictions about what the future holds for global higher education, it is useful to draw breath and look at recent trends for guidance about what we can expect in the next decade. That’s why I welcome the latest Trends 2015 report from the European University Association (EUA) – the representative body for universities […]

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