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Past articles by Nick:

Failed for-profit’s students could ‘fall through cracks’, MP fears

HE institutions have offered more than 2,000 places to GSM students, but uncertainty remains over fate of others → Read More

Ministers ‘should have waited’ for review before subject-level TEF move

Education secretary’s backing for subject-level exercise before publication of TEF review prompts university warnings of ‘significant diversion of staff time’ → Read More

How green is my university?

Academia has gone green in a big way in recent years, but some doubt whether it will make much difference to the planet. Nick Mayo speaks to scholars and students to assess the sector’s environmental record → Read More

UK set to miss fundraising goal but ‘heading in right direction’

Case president says vice-chancellors must provide strong support for philanthropy → Read More

Gender pay gap for UK economists ‘unchanged in 20 years’

Women paid significantly less than men even when they are in the same role, conference hears → Read More

Michael Arthur to step down as UCL president

Leader, who will relinquish post in September 2020, credited with leaving institution in ‘very strong’ position → Read More

Cardiff in recruitment drive for fixed-term ‘brilliant lecturers’

University says scheme will give junior academics ‘opportunity to experience life as a full-time lecturer’, but critics suspect REF link → Read More

UK universities enrol more European students offshore pre-Brexit

Rise in Continental recruitment offsets overall flattening in transnational education numbers → Read More

Academics think, ‘others value journal prestige and metrics, not me’

Study pinpoints ‘disconnect’ between what academics value when submitting work for publication, and what they think others value → Read More

UK universities call for Johnson’s support on funding, research and visas

UUK and Russell Group issue appeals after former shadow HE minister’s victory in Tory leadership race. → Read More

‘Major’ review of UK university admissions underway

UUK announces review of university admissions, after similar review ordered by the Westminster government. → Read More

UK’s ‘home of trade union education’ faces union boycott

Ruskin College denies allegations of ‘victimisation’ of UCU members → Read More

‘Lack of student awareness’ holding back degree apprenticeships

UUK report urges government to promote ‘earn while you learn’ courses to meet student, parent and employer enthusiasm → Read More

Leadership intelligence: how can universities get more BME leaders?

Solutions from the UK and the US on how to improve diversity in leadership roles → Read More

One in six universities worldwide led by a woman

Data on more than 19,000 institutions show Europe lags behind leading anglophone sectors on female leadership → Read More

USS whistleblower ‘sidelined’ and faces conduct investigation

Jane Hutton says that pension fund is trying to deny her ‘whistleblower’ status → Read More

More vice-chancellors with Oxbridge educations appointed

University leaders more likely to have attended Oxford or Cambridge compared with five years ago, but also to have gone to a comprehensive school → Read More

Aberdeen ex-principal’s £282K pay-off probed by funding council

Sir Ian Diamond reportedly did not trigger his 12-month notice period until his departure from the university → Read More

ETH apologises for postdoc job advert demanding ‘Nature paper’

Swiss university has signed San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, which says academics should not be judged on the journals they publish in → Read More

Frontload training in first postdoctoral post, says research head

Liverpool pro vice-chancellor says new positions would be step between PhDs and traditional postdoctoral posts → Read More