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Past articles by Patrick:

Number of dependants coming to UK on study visas soars again

More family members entered country on study visas in 2022 than in previous six years combined – with Nigerian dependants outnumbering students → Read More

Overseas enrolments surge at UK universities

Number of transnational learners up 9 per cent year-on-year → Read More

Rayner shows her support for striking academics

Labour deputy leader promises to raise staff concerns about pay deductions with shadow education secretary → Read More

Most overseas students who stay in UK find graduate-level roles

Results of study appear to contradict home secretary’s claim that foreign students work in low-skilled jobs → Read More

Students trapped following deadly Turkey earthquakes

Universities join rescue mission after 7.8 magnitude tremor strikes near Gaziantep → Read More

The website aiming to bring greater transparency to spin-outs

Analysis of the database suggests UK universities take greater equity in spin-outs than others in Europe → Read More

Number of UK academics employed on zero-hours contracts rises

Female academics are more likely to be employed on zero-hours contracts than male colleagues → Read More

Sector fights plan to cut UK post-study work visa ‘to six months’

Country would lose out to competitors if it rolls back two-year work eligibility, leaders warn → Read More

Birmingham sends Eastwood off with £190K bonus as v-c pay rises

Average leaders’ remuneration stood at £308,000 last year, according to analysis of 118 university accounts → Read More

Ucas to replace personal statement with series of questions

Admissions service also making changes to teacher references, and plans to release details of grade profiles that were accepted onto courses → Read More

University finances vulnerable to international student crackdown

London-based institutions and post-92s face losing millions if brakes put on overseas enrolment → Read More

Pace of scientific progress ‘slowing’

Researchers analysed data from 45 million papers and 4 million patents over six decades, finding less disruption and more consolidation → Read More

US News rankings revolt ‘not just a tempest in a teapot’

Former Reed president hopes other universities will challenge influential league table → Read More

REF robot reviewers ‘not yet ready’ to replace human judgement

Automation should only be used to support peer review and not usurp it, finds major study → Read More

Free speech bill: Peers scrap right to sue but add NDA ban

Peers amend controversial legislation owing to prospect of “endless litigation”, with ban on non-disclosure agreements also supported → Read More

South African v-cs seek to make multilingualism a reality

Language Policy Framework seeks to integrate the country’s 11 official languages into higher education → Read More

Arab University Rankings 2022: Elements of national success

Internationalisation and investment help propel universities from Saudi Arabia and UAE to top of league table → Read More

Many universities could face sanctions for missing OfS thresholds

Two-thirds of larger providers failing to meet every student outcomes benchmark in every subject, THE analysis finds → Read More

Returning home after graduation? It’s more complicated than that

Research reveals more detailed picture of where students go to work after finishing their degree → Read More

‘Mindless’ overseas student crackdown ‘would kill levelling up’

Politicians and sector leaders respond strongly to reports Westminster government could restrict foreign students to ‘elite universities’ only → Read More