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A bruising boycott for the Russell Group

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The NUS boycott of the NSS has been a concern for many institutions, but just how successful has it been? Nona Buckley-Irvine finds out.

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What the Sunday Times got wrong on ‘crowding out’ British students

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/08/2017 - 7:47pm in

The Sunday Times made waves this weekend with accusations that international students are 'shutting out' UK students. But have they misread the available data from HESA?

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Contracts, complaints and unintended consequences

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Jim Dickinson reflects on former OIA chief Rob Behrens' new book, in the context of Jo Johnson's latest pledge to further students' rights.

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Good news for the student rights let out of a (mixed) bag

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 21/07/2017 - 9:01am in

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After Jo Johnson's speech this week, Jim Dickinson applauds the return of charters and some signs that OfS could deal students a fairer hand of cards.

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University record breakers – Dedication’s what you need

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 14/07/2017 - 9:02am in

One of the great things universities offer is the opportunity for students to experiment and push boundaries. And many of them decide the best way to do this is by trying to break world records for really strange activities.

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An end to higher education jargon? Here’s the prospectus

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 9:01am in

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Universities are full of strange jargonistic terms. A writer in America has come up with a list of those we should axe, and Paul adds some suggestions of his own.

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Students don’t need more markets, but collective choice and voice

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/07/2017 - 9:01am in

The government and OfS's apparent obsession with applicant choice risks undermining a decade's worth of progress in developing student voice, argues Jim Dickinson.

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Graduation – the most wonderful time of the year

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/07/2017 - 9:03am in

Here's to you, Mrs Robinson! Registrarism reflects on the ups, downs, and quirks of graduation, perhaps the only time of the year when everyone in a university is (or at least appears) happy.

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Out of ‘site’, out of mind? Overseas degree delivery and the student experience

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UUKi's Raegan Hiles makes an impassioned case for investing in the student experience in TNE, bringing it on a par with the importance attached to the student experience at home.

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The ‘friendly face’ of HE – a visit to AMOSSHE conference

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/07/2017 - 8:22pm in

Wonkhe's Catherine Boyd paid a visit to the friendly and passionate atmosphere of AMOSSHE's annual conference in Brighton, where recent policy reforms are beginning to influence practice 'at the coal face'.

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