Students skipping university after rise in fees
Applications to UK universities have plummeted, new figures show. A big rise in fees is widely blamed. But is a falling student population necessarily a bad thing?
Spoof rejection letter turns tables on Oxbridge
Oxford and Cambridge are ‘elitist’ and ‘ridiculous’, says a UK sixth-former, who has made headlines by publicly withdrawing her application to study there.
Make exams earlier to end injustice, ministers urged
New proposals from the UK's Universities and Colleges Admissions Service say students should only apply to university after receiving their A-level results – not before.
Academic ‘X-Factor’ names intellectual rising stars
Ten of Britain's most promising intellectuals have been named winners of a competition to identify academic talent. They are brilliant thinkers, but where are the polymaths?
How to get into university
At the end of Universities Week, we look at what students are doing to get noticed by the admissions departments, and why a degree is still worth it.
Colleges caught up in immigration crackdown
New government proposals will reduce the number of students entering the UK from abroad. Loopholes to be closed – but at what cost to higher education?
‘Open up!’ ministers tell top universities
Selective universities will have to 'earn' higher tuition fees by showing they welcome, even seek out, talent from all backgrounds. Class war or sensible change?