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Past articles by Anna:

Student spikings: universities told to step up prevention efforts

Wave of reported injection assaults in nightclubs and bars raises questions over level of responsibility that lies with institutions → Read More

Major publisher embraces ‘researcher journey’ journal format

Journals that are part of Cambridge University Press’ Research Directions ‘will better reflect the research lifecycle’ and interdisciplinary research → Read More

Kathleen Stock: UCU statement ‘ends my career’ at Sussex

Union calls for university management to take a ‘clear and strong stance against transphobia’ → Read More

Persecution of Mexican researchers reaches ‘another level’

‘I don’t know if we are going to be successful, but we are certainly going to make a lot of noise,’ says academic resisting government → Read More

European universities plan long-term travel cuts post-Covid

Most institutions plan to swap short trips with virtual meetings → Read More

UK university population becoming ‘more British’ post-Brexit

Brexit and Covid-19 have led to the first increase in the UK student proportion since the late 2000s, analysis shows → Read More

Universities ramp up pressure on government teacher training plans

Oxbridge reiterates threat to pull out of teacher training, as UCL slams proposals as ‘extensive and damaging disruption’ → Read More

UKRI open access policy: a revolution in scholarly communication?

Sector relishing support for wider dissemination of scholarship but takes issue with some of the details → Read More

Oxbridge v-cs and unions call for ‘urgent’ pensions redesign

Ending automatic inflationary increases in benefits should keep contributions below 30 per cent of salary, says joint statement → Read More

University staff less happy and more anxious than UK average

Sizeable number of staff members struggled over course of pandemic and are suffering from chronic stress and exhaustion, researchers say → Read More

Exam chaos at Liverpool as 1,500 students left without results

University accused of treating students ‘with disdain’ as many are left without results and others without complete transcripts, as marking boycott remains unresolved → Read More

From Richard III to boycott: where did it go wrong at Leicester?

As row over redundancies shows no sign of easing, academics see deeper-rooted problems of mismanagement → Read More

Liverpool professors accuse institution of ‘devaluing degrees’

Letter to council says there has been a ‘deliberate breach’ of university policies in redundancy dispute → Read More

Queen’s Birthday Honours: vaccine pioneers and Augar top list

University of Oxford’s Sarah Gilbert and Andrew Pollard among those receiving royal recognition alongside chair of review of post-18 education in England → Read More

Gender pay gap ‘starts in student wage expectations’

Study of Swiss students finds men and women overestimate their graduate earnings, but men do it more significantly → Read More

Cambridge signals major shift towards online learning

New short courses aimed at professionals come with £2,000 price tag → Read More

LGBT+ university staff face slurs ‘at least monthly’

Three in 10 respondents to UCU survey say that they have experienced homophobic language in workplace → Read More

UK university pension fund aims for net zero

Universities Superannuation Scheme will develop ‘meaningful short-, medium- and long-term targets’ towards carbon neutrality → Read More

UCU: students ‘could apply to fewer universities’ under PQA model

Union report on post-qualification admissions model also suggests that institutions should consider scrapping interviews → Read More

Extra study time in lockdown ‘may have driven rise in firsts’

Universities UK and GuildHE say ‘unintended consequence’ of pandemic was less time for socialising, more time for studying → Read More