The Big Question: Are higher top-up fees the only way to fund our universities properly?

Author: By Richard Garner, Education Editor Why are we asking this now? The Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson, has just announced the setting up of t…

Drive for state control ‘punishes’ universities

Author: By Richard Garner, Education Editor The accusation comes from Peter Williams, the outgoing head of the Quality Assurance Agency (the higher ed…

Threefold cuts hit debt-strapped students

Author: By Richard Garner, Education Editor The proposals, published by a task force set up by the CBI ? which included university vice-chancellors, h…

Trouble at the top: Malcolm Gillies’ departure from City University has revealed an intense relation

Author: By Lucy Hodges He quit after a long-standing disagreement with the governing body ? the university council chaired at present by multi-million…

Anna Fazackerley: It’s time to get tough on choosing soft subjects

But research published this week by Policy Exchange may make them wish they hadn’t opened their mouths. Data obtained from 27 leading research u…

Leading Article: Information is power

It is deemed acceptable for Which? and other magazines to compare products and services, but universities are seen as somehow above the fray. Universi…

Mandelson delivers warning on university funding

Author: By Alison Kershaw, Press Association But if universities want to charge students more they will be expected to ensure the poorest applicants a…