• Investigation reveals universities failed to tackle sexual misconduct

    UK universities are facing growing criticism about their inability to tackle sexual misconduct as an investigation by The Guardian suggests institutions remain complacent about the scale of the problem. In 2016, a Universities UK (UUK) taskforce made recommendations for improvement, and since claims that there has been “significant but...
  • Six things university has taught me outside of my degree

    University is a time of personal growth, learning and preparation for the world of work. But after a year and a half of being here, I’ve found that I have gained many more valuable lessons from general student life than from my degree itself. From cooking and cleaning skills...
  • Why tuition fees are basically irrelevant

    I recently overheard two teenage girls on the bus talking about the prospect of going to university. They were considering it, but one of them, in particular, was massively put off by the ‘huge amount of debt’ it will put you in. “Even if you go to Australia to...
  • The strike debate – which side are you on?

    First up, let’s get back to basics: Who is deciding to strike? After several months of negotiations and a failure to agree on a solution, the University and College Union (UCU), the trade union for lecturers and other staff at universities, have called for the strike. 88% of UCU...
  • Sam Gyimah appointed new universities minister

    In her new year cabinet reshuffle, Theresa May has appointed Sam Gyimah the new Minister for Universities and Science. Gyimah is replacing Jo Johnson, who held the position since 2016. Johnson has become Minister of Transport and Minister for London. The newly appointed Gyimah previously served as prisons minister....
  • Universities minister calls for clarity over vice-chancellors’ pay policies

    Higher Education Minister Jo Johnson has introduced a set of requirements for universities to tackle the rises of vice-chancellors’ pay. At a delegation with representatives from Universities UK, the Russell Group and the Committee of University Chairs, Jo Johnson called for more transparency in the way pay policies for...
  • Brexit could cause tuition fees to rise, and ‘universities to close’

    There are warnings that ‘universities could close and tuition fees rise unless the Government gives guarantees over Brexit’ after the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol speaks out. Talking to Sky News, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, Professor Hugh Brady, wanted the Government to give both EU students and...