Acceptances for Scottish Applicants increase 1% Year-on-year

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UCAS has reported that 28,700 Scottish applications have been accepted into higher education so far this year, an increase of 1% compared to Scottish results day in 2016.

Universities to Be Monitored to Prevent Student Discrimination

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University admission rates are to be monitored from next year to make sure British students aren't being discriminated against in favour of international students.

Russell Group Universities Call for Brexit Clarity

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The Russell Group of universities, which represents 24 of the country's most respected academic institutions, has published 10 demands which they argue Theresa May must meet to ensure higher education is not damaged by Brexit.

University Pension Fund Deficit Balloons to £17.5bn

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The UK's university sector is facing a pension scheme deficit of £17.5bn, making it the largest on record at any British retirement fund.

Spoof Website Targets Newcastle University Students

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Newcastle University has warned students against handing out personal details on fraudulent websites after it was uncovered a fake site had been set up to take payments from prospective students.

Jo Johnson Proposes Student-university Contracts

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University Minister Jo Johnson, has indicated that students are to have formal contracts with universities so they can challenge them over too few teaching hours or if facilities on offer are inadequate.

Downing Fully Lets Student Development

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Strong demand for student accommodation in Coventry has resulted in one of the city's largest student housing developments being fully let before it opens in September.

Students Look to Take Legal Action over Poor Living Conditions

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Students are looking to take legal action against The London School of Economics (LSE) after doctors advised they should be re-housed to protect their health.

UK University Applications for 2017 Fall for the First Time since 2012

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The number of prospective students applying to UK higher education courses for 2017 as of the June UCAS deadline, has fallen 3.7% year-on-year to 649,700.

Students Hail Rent Strike Victory

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Students campaigning against the increasing cost of rent have claimed a major win after a five-month rent strike resulted in a deal being struck with University College London.