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Students bemoan lack of feedback

Wed, 12 Sep 2007 14:26:50 GMT

UK undergraduates seem to miss the resits culture they enjoyed in school, a survey suggests.



More students to receive grants

Thu, 05 Jul 2007 15:39:51 GMT

More students from poorer families in England are to receive full grants for university.



Funding for second degrees is cut

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 16:38:49 GMT

The government is redirecting university funding to prioritise first-time undergraduates.



Boys 'less keen to be students'

Mon, 27 Aug 2007 23:11:03 GMT

Boys are less keen to go to university than their female counterparts, a survey suggests.



More state pupils in universities

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:50:45 GMT

Annual indicators of university participation show small changes "on the right track", ministers say.



Plans to change university entry

Mon, 22 May 2006 14:48:43 GMT

Ministers want students to apply to university after their exam results - but the ideas are contentious.



Fees seem not to deter students

Wed, 25 Apr 2007 15:48:07 GMT

More people have applied to university despite top-up fees, including from poor backgrounds.



Scottish students 'in less debt'

Thu, 24 Nov 2005 17:01:21 GMT

Scottish students earn less than their English counterparts but are in less debt, research suggests.



Term-time jobs 'lower grades'

Wed, 23 Nov 2005 15:59:04 GMT

Undergraduates who work during term-time are likely to do less well in their studies, research suggests.



Universities to charge top fees

Thu, 17 Mar 2005 00:34:10 GMT

Nine out of 10 universities in England are to charge the most they can in top-up fees from next year.



Students march over top-up fees

Thu, 02 Dec 2004 11:29:54 GMT

Students from across Britain march in Cardiff over fears that Wales may see university top-up fees.



Row over students' parental data

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 11:59:59 GMT

Questions about parents' education and occupations on university application forms prove controversial.



'No quotas plan' for universities

Mon, 08 Nov 2004 11:27:07 GMT

English universities' access regulator says he will not impose quotas for taking on poor students.



Student inequalities exposed

Wed, 19 Jan 2005 15:33:56 GMT

There are big variations in how many children from different areas go to university, a report says.



'Toss a coin' to choose students

Thu, 25 Nov 2004 15:42:37 GMT

Interviewing applicants is so unreliable universities might as well toss a coin, an admissions expert told MPs.



Many more new EU students in UK

Thu, 27 Jan 2005 12:24:06 GMT

The number of students from new EU countries coming to UK universities more than doubled this year.



Graduate charge plan rejected

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:15:16 GMT

SNP plans to scrap the graduate endowment are rejected by a Scottish Parliament committee.



Tuition fees rise for non-Scots

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 11:50:26 GMT

University tuition fees for students from outside Scotland are to rise from 2006, say ministers.



No top-up fees for Welsh students

Tue, 21 Jun 2005 17:31:27 GMT

Students from Wales will not have to pay top-up fees at Welsh universities under a new deal.



Funding change 'boosts education'

Fri, 01 Oct 2004 12:22:21 GMT

Investment in further and higher education will be boosted by a joint funding body, a minister claims.



'No alternative' to study fees

Thu, 08 Apr 2004 13:02:21 GMT

Controversial university tuition fees look set to be introduced in Northern Ireland causing degree costs to soar.