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Top uni salaries soar while debts grow

14 October 2019

With universities short of money, more than 4,400 senior staff were paid over £100,000 a year in 2017-8, up more than 10 per cent on the previous year’s tally. 

Open University retreats on Cuba embargo

11 December 2017

The Open University has now agreed to admit students from Cuba after criticism from educational unions and others – reversing its view that it could not go against the USA.

New tech university for Hereford

7 December 2017

The government is giving up to £15 million over three years to support the establishment of a new, private, tech university to be based at a campus in Hereford city centre. 

Action spreads in universities

31 May 2016

University academic staff in the University and College Union began their campaign of industrial action with two-day strike on 25 and 26 May. More action will follow.

Higher education union ballots on 'final' pay offer

16 June 2015

University and College Union members in higher education across Britain are currently being consulted on the “full and final” offer for 2015-16 made to the union by the University and Colleges Employers Association.

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