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Daily Media Digest: Thursday 2 February 2012

 

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Liam Burns challenges SLC boss tax evasion (iPlayer link)

BBC Two - Newsnight

Liam Burns, NUS President argues that we should be able to expect public servants both to be competent and to pay their taxes…

Outcry at student loan boss's tax dodge

The Independent - 10 hours ago

Liam Burns, President of the National Union of Students, said that public servants using tax avoidance tactics while students were facing higher tuition ...

 

 

5000 places - 'the first of many cuts'

Times Higher Education - 10 hours ago

Several of the university mission groups, as well as the National Union of Students, also viewed it as a cut in places. The grant letter also states that ...

 

 

Tell them how they're doing - before, during and after

Times Higher Education - 10 hours ago

Usman Ali, vice-president (higher education) of the National Union of Students, added: "Induction should be much more than just the first two weeks of the ...

 

 

Warning: changes will 'happen under the radar'

Times Higher Education - 10 hours ago

Liam Burns, president of the National Union of Students, has also argued that the "most damaging" of the government's proposals will be able to "happen ...

 

 

cluster plan for Scots colleges

BBC News - 18 hours ago

Robin Parker, president of NUS Scotland, urged colleges to approach the changes with "an open mind". He added: "Accountability is a key part of all ...

 

 

Get A 20% Student Discount At Miss Selfridge

LOOK - 1 day ago

All you need is an NUS/NUS Extra card to present in store or the card number for the checkout online. You'll be able to find the perfect outfit for that ...

 

 

Further and Higher Education:

 

Lack of concern over Ucas figures signals 'shift in conversation'

Times Higher Education - 10 hours ago

"I've been in higher education for almost 30 years and I can't remember a 10 per cent dip. I think this is the biggest fall in a single year since Ucas ...

Uni chief takes Mick

The Sun

VINCE Cable has been blasted for appointing an academic who champions "Mickey Mouse" courses as Britain's top university watchdog…

Tories beg PM to axe business bungler

The Sun

SENIOR Tories are urging David Cameron to SACK Vince Cable as Business Secretary — because he is stunting economic growth.

Access champ is one of us after all

Times Higher Education - 10 hours ago

By Simon Baker Elite astonished as Million+ chief wins Offa role after coalition's wider search. Simon Baker writes The vice-chancellors of some highly ...

The unintended consequences of policies that disregard implications

Times Higher Education - 10 hours ago

"The post-war university is about mass higher education, with multiple functions and tasks. What is happening now is that diversity is being reduced.

More subsidies set for UK graduate courses

Financial Times - 8 hours ago

Sir Alan Langlands, chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, has announced that his body, which administers public funding to ...

Extra support for postgrads as Hefce responds to grant letter

Times Higher Education - 20 hours ago

The moves come in the Higher Education Funding Council for England's response to last week's grant letter and reveals the body will allocate a total of ...

Give students the right to switch university

The Guardian (blog) - 23 hours ago

She is more likely to attend a new university than a Russell Group institution. As the Sutton Trust identified in 2004 such a student is also more likely to ...

Private higher education colleges face “devastation” due to ...

Re:locate Magazine - 1 day ago

According to a report from a policy thinktank, private higher education colleges in the UK face being “devastated” by last year's government clampdown on ...

Will tuition fees end the prospects of mature medical students?

The Independent (blog) - 11 hours ago

Of all the students to be hit with rising costs of higher education, student doctors will probably receive the least sympathy.

 

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