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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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UK universities relying on transnational recruitment

Many English universities are becoming increasingly reliant on recruiting international students through transnational education, or TNE, programmes delivered overseas by UK higher education providers, according to a new report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, or HEFCE. The report says around over a third (16,500 entrants) of all international first-degree entrants in England […]

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