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From ivory tower to good neighbour

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The image of an ivory tower presents universities set apart from their surrounds yet most are physically, socially, culturally economically and environmentally present within cities, towns and neighbourhoods.

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The benefits of university spread far beyond financial gain

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/05/2017 - 9:01am in

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Sana Iqbal on her experience of the transformational impact of going to university, and why the debate about 'value' can't capture the benefits of higher education to society.

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Stopping students cheating: mission impossible?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 9:01am in

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The effort some students go to plagiarise work is like something out of a spy film. Registrarism argues that more must be done to tackle such behaviour.

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Time to get tough with the ‘student snowflakes’ rhetoric

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 9:01am in

A supposed lack of student resilience is often used to explain away a number of new challenges for universities. Alex Prestage argues we must move away from a deficit model to one that better recognises relative disadvantage.

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Debunking the non-voting student myth

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/05/2017 - 9:10am in

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University students turn out in elections much more frequently than is commonly supposed. David Morris reflects on the latest HEPI research into student voting behaviours.

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New leaders, new approach: a watershed moment for NUS

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 2:15am in

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Shakira Martin and Amatey Doku are the new faces of NUS for the higher education. Nona Buckley-Irvine explains what this means for the sector's engagement with NUS and students' unions.

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Taking the strategic approach to supporting students’ mental health

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 26/04/2017 - 9:02am in

Student Minds' Rosie Tressler and Rachel Piper outline how effective partnerships between accommodation providers and universities are vital for providing mental health support for students.

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Making waves for academic credit

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 19/04/2017 - 4:23pm in

Swimming and fitness tests are on their way out of US universities, but appear to be on the way up in China.

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Your Starter for Ten: a one-dimensional picture of universities

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 3:59pm in

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The format of University Challenge might feel familiar and be much loved, yet it profoundly distorts the outside world's perception of universities, argues Cat Turhan.

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Sexual harassment by staff is not being tackled with sufficient urgency

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/04/2017 - 9:01am in

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Despite growing media attention, there's little evidence that the sector is being sufficiently proactive in tackling staff-to-student sexual harassment. Richard Peachy of CMP Resolutions suggests some actions that universities might take.

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