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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 Brexit means for European universities

Britain is not leaving Europe, but it has just started divorce proceedings from the European Union. Here I explore some of the implications for European higher education. British and European higher education and research leaders are watching nervously as developments unfold following the start of the official process of the UK leaving the European Union. […]

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EU exit would damage British universities

Universities have warned that a British exit from the European Union would be “potentially disastrous” for higher education and the wider research community, as I reported for University World News. Without membership of the politico-economic union of 28 member states, Britain would not just lose access to billions of euros worth of research grants, but […]

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British universities pin their flag to European Union mast

In the run-up to elections for new European Parliament speculation was rife that Britain might be heading for the European Union exit door. But one group has not been afraid to pin their pro-European credentials firmly to the mast – and that’s the assembled ranks of UK universities, as NIC MITCHELL explains. AS WITH much […]

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