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Daily Media Digest: Tuesday 24 April - Friday 27 April 2012

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NUS celebrates 90 years at annual conference

FE Week

... educational institutions in the UK descended upon Sheffield's City Hall to attend the National Union of Students (NUS)flagship National Conference.

 

Don economic armour or face more blood-letting, says Hefce's leader

Times Higher Education

... president of the National Union of Students, earlier in the conference, which was held in ... In a wry dig at university heads, the NUS leader compared ...

Further and Higher Education:

UEL vc to lead Million+

Times Higher Education

By Rachel Williams The Million+ group of post-1992 universities has appointed Patrick McGhee, the vice-chancellor of the University of East London, ...

Open for business? Why universities must collaborate on OpenCourseWare

The Guardian (blog)

Leading higher education specialists from across the world convened at Cambridge University in April for a landmark global conference on the future of ...

The week in higher education

Times Higher Education

David Willetts escaped much of the flak in February's row over the appointment of Les Ebdon as director of the Office for Fair Access despite being behind ...

Sector awaits signal on student numbers

Times Higher Education

At an Inside Government conference on higher education provision held in London last week, William Locke, head of learning and teaching at the Higher ...

Ofsted grades continue to fall for 157 Group colleges

FE Week

Further education colleges should be judged on all aspects of their work and not just those in an Ofsted inspection, according to a membership body.

College redundancies and restructures

FE Week

But as figures revealed last week show the country slipping into a “double-dip” recession, the threat, according to the University and College Union (UCU), ...

Students pitch Occupy camp outside Brookes

Cherwell Online

They oppose “the privatisation of Higher Education in general“ and therefore called on the university to “make a public statement condemning the hike in ...

London Met UCU returns 'no confidence' vote on vc

Times Higher Education

By David Matthews The University and College Union has called on the governors of London Metropolitan University to “intervene and re-direct” the ...

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