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Past articles by Chris:

ELQ rule dropped under England’s lifelong loan entitlement

Ministerial consultation response says maintenance loans will be extended to cover part-time courses for the first time, but signals that significant impact on degree-level courses is unlikely until 2027 → Read More

FutureLearn chief executive Andy Hancock exits after GUS takeover

Online education firm chaired by former universities minister brings in Global University Systems staffer → Read More

Cardiff picks Wendy Larner to succeed Colin Riordan as v-c

Human rights expert heads back to UK from New Zealand, after previously holding Bristol deanship → Read More

Nobelist and ex-vaccines chief join newly established Aria

David MacMillan and Dame Kate Bingham join board as ‘high-risk, high-reward’ starts work → Read More

Starmer refuses to commit to abolishing tuition fees in England

Labour leader says party has ‘a number of propositions’ on the issue that will be put forward before the next general election → Read More

Times Higher Education’s most-read articles of 2022

Readers show a taste for the UK’s REF as normality returns after pandemic → Read More

China student charged with stalking pro-democracy activist in US

Xiaolei Wu alleged to have told victim that he had reported them to security agencies in homeland → Read More

UK offshore enrolment now over half-million mark

UUKi report records 12.7 per cent increase in transnational education headcount in space of a year → Read More

UK sector agencies Jisc and Hesa complete merger

Union achieves key aim of 2017 Bell review of sector organisations → Read More

Cambridge picks Princeton provost Deborah Prentice as next v-c

Psychologist will become first American to lead institution when she succeeds Stephen Toope → Read More

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022: university sector pays tribute

Higher education institutions around the world mark passing of UK’s longest-reigning monarch → Read More

Higher education minister Andrea Jenkyns reappointed to DfE

Announcement clears way for MP to remain in post, although ministerial responsibilities are yet to be confirmed → Read More

Malthouse named education secretary as Rees-Mogg takes business

Pair hold key briefs concerning universities in UK prime minister Liz Truss’ Cabinet → Read More

Schill named Northwestern president after Blank’s withdrawal

Oregon leader and lawyer to succeed Morton Schapiro this autumn → Read More

University of Law v-c Craig Mahoney exits after just six months

‘Reassessment of his priorities’ said to be behind swift departure of former West of Scotland leader → Read More

Patrick Vallance to step down as UK chief scientific adviser

Biologist became household name during coronavirus pandemic → Read More

Give Hong Kong students home fee status in UK, MPs urge

Senior Conservatives among those warning against ‘penalising’ new arrivals with international fees → Read More

REF 2021: Social sciences on the up as arts and humanities shrink

Main panel C records biggest increase in number of submissions and participating staff → Read More

Oxford names neuroscientist Irene Tracey as vice-chancellor

Merton College warden boasts long association with city and university, but is relative newcomer to top-level leadership → Read More

Universities UK names Vivienne Stern as chief executive

Vivienne Stern has been named as the next chief executive of Universities UK. Ms Stern, currently the director of Universities UK International, will take up the post in September. She will succeed Alistair Jarvis, who has led UUK since 2017 and is leaving next month to join the University of London as pro vice-chancellor for partnerships and governance. More to follow. → Read More