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  • Skills, Bills and more graduates?

    International news THE reports that Ukrainian refugees will be able to study at Scottish universities free of charge and receive living cost support, subject to parliamentary approval. There are also concerns from Afghan scholars that the Taliban could be moving...

  • Inclusivity and soaring costs

    Student affairs The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that high inflation could cause an “interest rate rollercoaster” for student loans, with the interest rate reaching as high as 12% for some this autumn. This is because the rate of...

  • Excellence in sports science; hard times for students

    Rankings QS released its World University Rankings by Subject this week. Bath’s best performance was in sports-related subjects, where it was ranked 8th in the world in 2022, but a total of 14 subjects were ranked in the top 20...

  • The Spring Statement, industrial action and student experience

    The war in Ukraine THE examines the impact the war in Ukraine may have on globalisation and how it may reshape university internationalisation. The Russian government has barred its researchers from participating in international conferences and will stop indexing Russian...

  • Financial sustainability and other issues

    Research Funding The Department for Business, Energy, and the Industrial Strategy has confirmed the £39.8bn research and development budget for 2022-2025, which will help deliver the government's Innovation Strategy and drive forward ambitions as a science superpower.  UK Research and...

  • Celebrating International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day Tuesday saw the celebration of International Women’s Day. This was marked by a programme of events across the University, including online talks, panel discussions, workshops, seminars, reading clubs and lists, and poster displays. Times Higher Education published...

  • OfS new conditions of registration, amongst other things

    Regulatory and governance OfS have confirmed its new Conditions of Registration, intended to tackle poor quality provision, which will come into effect on 1 May 2022: New condition B1 stipulates that courses should be up-to-date, challenging, well delivered, and equip...