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Recent articles by Tom:

Labour warns against cronyism in academic freedom appointment

Opposition bid to exclude political donors foiled as government amendment on foreign funding passes → Read More

Class attendance plummets post-Covid

Global survey conducted by THE finds far fewer students turning up and engaging in lectures and seminars → Read More

Study: paid essay writers often well educated and based locally

Researcher debunks idea that assignment writers are typically based in the Global South → Read More

USS whistleblower Jane Hutton withdraws unfair dismissal claim

Warwick statistician drops employment tribunal case without settlement → Read More

NUS faces battle to stay relevant after ministers cut ties

UK’s national student union left out in the cold over antisemitism allegations → Read More

REF 2021: Increased impact weighting helps push up scores

Greater weighting helps medical institutions in particular improve overall positions → Read More

English number caps ‘could be seen as signal of poor quality’

Universities UK fears restricting student numbers at particular providers could have damaging reputational effects → Read More

Footballers’ ‘university’ eyes growth as first students graduate

UA92 hails success of strategy attracting disadvantaged students but remains loss-making → Read More

Levels of cheating in online exams soaring, say invigilators

One in 14 students who took tests monitored by ProctorU last year were caught breaking the rules → Read More

Academic research ‘failing to analyse Islamic extremism’

Conservative thinktank calls for creation of new study centre to address failure of universities to study radical ideologies → Read More

Cambridge finally set to recognise University and College Union

University had been last public institution in UK not to formally recognise main sector union → Read More

UK ERC grantees inundated with offers amid two-month ultimatum

Researchers on tight deadline to decide whether to jump ship or accept replacement funding guarantee → Read More

What does the return of inflation mean for universities?

After decades operating in a largely low-inflation environment, Western universities are seeing rising energy costs and war in Ukraine push prices up. How exposed is the sector? → Read More

Gove: levelling up could mean new universities for UK regions

Cabinet minister says he would like to see new institutions in places like Doncaster, Wigan and Grimsby → Read More

Belarus troops 'highly likely to back Russia' in Ukraine war, official claims

Dictator Alexander Lukashenko has already allowed Russian troops to use his country's border with Ukraine. → Read More

Ukrainian marine who blew himself up to prevent Russian advance hailed a hero

Vitaly Shakun could not get out in time from his position on Henichesk bridge in the Kherson region so decided to sacrifice himself. → Read More

Ukraine and Russia to meet on Belarus border for talks ‘without preconditions’

Ukraine say they don't want talks to be held in Belarus as it was a staging ground for the invasion. → Read More

Russian officials arrive in Belarus for 'peace talks knowing it's pointless'

Ukraine say they don't want talks to be held in Belarus as it was a staging ground for the invasion. → Read More

Russian bombs hit radioactive waste disposal site as troops enter key city

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has confirmed the missile strike. → Read More

Price of a pint in London on track to go over £10 within a few years

Drink costs are expected to soar in the coming years, adding £4.50 to the cost of of what is already the UK's most expensive pint. → Read More