Bristol Council Seeks More Control Over Student Housing

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Bristol City Council is looking to make changes to its Local Plan, providing it with greater control over where student accommodation can be built.


Theresa May Set to Announce Tuition Fee Review

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Prime minister Theresa May is set to formally announce a year-long independent review of student finance today as she admits students in England face one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world.


Swansea University Named as a Partner in £40m Institute of Coding Initiative

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Speaking at the World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, PM Theresa May outlined the government's plans to drive up digital skills to "equip people of all ages with the skills they need" through the launch of the Institute of Coding.


Cambridge University Considers US Degree System

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Cambridge University is considering whether it should break with 200 years of tradition by adopting a US-style grading system in a bid to combat continuous grade inflation.


Universities Face Strike Action Over Pension Reforms

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It looks increasingly likely that planned strikes by members of the University and College Union will go ahead next month after failed talks.


University Bosses to Face Fair Pay Rules

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University bosses will no longer be expected to set their own salaries under a new fair-pay code announced in the wake of claims of excessive pay for vice-chancellors.


Plymouth Architect Says Student Flats Should Pay Council Tax

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A leading architect has suggested that student flats should not be exempt from council tax.


University of Exeter Joins Visa Pilot

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The University of Exeter is to join a pilot scheme created by the Home Office, which aims to streamline processes for international postgraduate students to study and work in the UK.


University of York Included in Student Visa Pilot

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The University of York is to be included in a pilot, which is looking to streamline the process for international students studying for a Masters in the UK.


Scottish Universities to Trial Easier Visa Rules

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The universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are among 23 institutions which will pilot a scheme that should make it easier for some foreign students to get visas or find permanent work in the UK.


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