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University challenge: Has the new tuition-fees regime affected students' degree choices?

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Changed man: Bill Rammell, the new vice-chancellor of Bedfordshire University

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48,892 students waiting for university place decisions

Almost 50,000 students are still waiting for decisions on university places - almost a week after A-level results were published.

Graduate employment gulf revealed

More than a fifth of students at some of England's universities failed to find work after graduating last summer, official figures show.

Quiet life: Sir David Bell, now vice-chancellor of Reading University

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As a Permanent Secretary who served four Education Secretaries – and three Prime Ministers – Sir David Bell can now view Michael Gove's reforms from a safe distance as a university vice-chancellor. How does he think they're going?

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