15 septembre 2019

Academics are fighting the wrong battle over pensions

The GuardianRetirement benefits are indeed declining, and funds are in deficit. But those on zero-hour jobs at universities have it worse. More...

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Jeffrey Epstein donated $9m to Harvard before 2008 guilty plea, says university

The GuardianHarvard University received nearly $9m in donations from the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein before his 2008 guilty plea to sex charges, but rejected a proposed gift after his conviction. More...

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Student visa rethink aims to please both business and Brexiters

The GuardianOn the roadmap to post-Brexit Britain, Boris Johnson offering overseas students more time to find a job in the country after they graduate attempts to hit on a compromise: between the demands of business to attract workers and the demands of many Brexit voters for migration to fall. More...

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UK work visas for foreign students: all you need to know

The GuardianInternational students at British universities are to be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduating, compared with four months currently. More...

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UK universities welcome U-turn on student visas

The GuardianThe UK government’s announcement of its plans to offer extended post-study work visas for international graduates of UK universities has received an unusual response –unalloyed praise from the higher education sector. More...

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'Look at how white the academy is': why BAME students aren't doing PhDs

The GuardianBlack, Asian and minority ethnic students are shunning PhDs because they don’t feel like they belong in academia. More...

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Gavin Williamson: universities must end grade inflation

The GuardianEducation secretary also expects ‘deal’ on admissions in return for extending visas for international students. More...

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I arranged my office furniture so colleagues could not stop to talk

The GuardianOnce academic work was collaborative and enjoyable – now for many it’s a series of lonely billable hours. More...

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Universities brace for Brexit protests as students flex muscles

The GuardianAnti-Brexit rallies mark start of academic year with young people demanding to be heard. More...

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If aliens call, do not hold a referendum on what to do next, say Britons

The GuardianVote-weary public decide against planetary poll should ETs contact Earth. More...

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