Universities are 'failing to provide support for student mothers', warns new report

Midwifery, teaching, and social work are 'losing thousands of potential recruits' as a result

Exam results: Top 10 most popular university and college subjects of 2015, according to Ucas

Over 461,000 students have found places at college or university through Ucas, with some 141,220 people still free to be placed through Clearing

Over half of over-qualified UK graduates are working in a job 'that does not require a degree', new report finds

Chief executive says young people should think carefully about opting for university when going into an apprenticeship could be a better choice

LeBron James vows to fund the tuition fees for 1,100 University of Akron students

The athlete looks set to part with a potential $41.8m (£26.7m) for students beginning at the university come 2021

Conservative plans to increase apprenticeships to 3 million by 2020 'will fail', colleges and businesses tell survey

Many respondents 'would rather employ migrant workers than take on an apprentice'

Apprentices are 'more satisfied' with their jobs than university graduates, new survey reveals

Many graduates 'leave higher education with unrealistic expectations', says NotGoingToUni's CEO

Exam results 2015: Top 10 UK universities where you're most likely to get a graduate job from

A helping hand for those students who have not yet made their mind up on which university to head for post-exam results

Kingston University's Professor Will Brooker 'to spend a year as David Bowie' as part of year-long experiment

The academic is even attempting to follow Bowie's questionable diet of milk and red peppers

A-level results 2015: Number of students placed in UK higher education through Clearing is 'record rise', Ucas confirms

Total number of people placed in university and college is now almost 453,000 – an increase of 3% on last year

Cambridge and Oxford lead the way in UK in Shanghai Jiao Tong University's 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranking 'cannot tell the whole story about the strength of our sector, and universities’ positions will vary from one international table to the next', says Universities UK

US dominates list of best universities for academic excellence

Director General of the Russell Group says UK 'simply cannot afford to be complacent while the best universities in our competitor countries are rewarded with significant investment'

A good degree is not enough if the new graduate has no personal skills

Students lack the skills and discipline essential in a workplace, warns boss

School leavers and graduates need to show  more human skills to enter the world of work

8 UK universities recognised for tackling racial inequality on-campus as they are awarded Race Equality Charter Mark

The Charter acknowledged 'the continued existence of racial inequalities which limits both minority ethnic individuals and the sector as a whole'

The 12 must-have free smartphone apps for new and returning students starting university in September 2015

Planning, scheduling, studying, eating, and saving - we've got you covered

A-level results 2015: Labour leader hopeful Jeremy Corbyn received 2 E-grades in his exams. How did other politicians fare?

2014 statistics revealed how 59 per cent of the 2010 Cabinet were Oxbridge educated - but how did other well-known politicians fare with their A-levels?

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