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As standards tumble, are college fees a certainty?

A leading academic has warned that the Government has little alternative but to introduce college fees after the country's universities tumbled down world rankings.

Lecturers working to rule in pension dispute

Academics at 67 universities protesting over changes they say will leave them poorer in retirement

Challenges in Education - Urgency and selfless focus are essential

ANYONE with the slightest interest in the role that education has to play in advancing this society and rebuilding our economy realises that considerable change is needed at nearly every level in our schools and colleges.

What every social work student should know

Almost six and a half thousand students are embarking on professional social work courses in England as undergraduates and graduates. As a social work teacher, I'll be meeting the new students for the first time next week.

23 British Universities Fall Short on Poor-Student Goals

Despite spending more than £474 million last year on scholarships, recruitment and outreach activities designed to encourage more low-income applicants, over a quarter of English universities failed to reach their own targets for recruiting disadvantaged students last year.

Australia Sets Out Plan to Liberalize Visas for Foreign Students

The government of Australia has announced plans for a sweeping liberalization of the country’s visa program for international students after a major decline in university enrollment from overseas.

Gap between student incomings and outgoings widens

Many students face a shortfall of over £8,000 a year when state support is compared to the cost of living for the 2011-12 academic year, a new analysis suggests.

Students' final bid to stop bill fails

The future of university and polytech student associations - the focus of student life for decades - was looking uncertain last night after the Act Party's bill making membership of them voluntary passed into law.

English universities still failing poor students, says government watchdog

Quarter of colleges have missed targets for access, even before fees are trebled

Students fly the flag for Ireland at European Science Awards

TWO IRISH students have flown the flag for the smart economy by picking up acclaimed international awards for their scientific research.

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