Students are paying £150 a time to have their essays and dissertations “edited”

Concerns grow over rise in essay-editing firms that 'prey on student insecurities'

Students are paying £150 a time to have their essays and dissertations “edited” to give them a better chance of obtaining a top degree pass.

Women are less likely to drop out of university

Young, well-off women are least likely to drop out of university, study finds

Students are less likely to drop out of university if they are young, female or privately educated, according to research published today.

Tories' proposed tuition fee hike is a 'hammer blow' to young people, claim Labour

A further rise in tuition fees would be “a hammer blow to young people trying to make ends meet”, Labour has warned.

Labour is determined to make tuition fees a key election issue

Tuition fees could rise past £9,000 under new Government plans

Universities could be allowed to raise tuition fees above the £9,000-a-year ceiling in return for taking on student loan debts under a plan to be considered by ministers.

Emily-Rose Eastop has since accepted assistance from over 200 financial backers, several of whom are leading scientists, such as Douglas Hofstadter and Stephen Pinker

Oxford student aiming to crowdfund her master's degree hits back at critics for calling her a 'posh brat'

Emily-Rose Eastop was accepted on an MSc course but had been unable to find the £26,000 needed for her degree

Canadian engineering student builds rollercoaster in his own back garden

Tired of queuing to get on your favourite rollercoaster?

Cambridge University to reveal the secrets of its famously tough interview process

Cambridge University will let students in on the secrets of their world-famous interview process for the first time in a series of videos set to be released tomorrow.

Rents in London have reached double those across the rest of the UK for the first time ever, according to new research

Students make the best tenants, says report

Plus, who wants solar panels, buyer registrations, house price confidence and new price index for France

Great Hall, Assembly Building, Campus of the University of Leeds

Universities resort to cold calling ex-students

Nine million graduates asked for cash donations as institutions adopt aggressive US-style tactics

Universities target white pupils in light of low recruitment levels

A growing number of UK universities are targeting the recruitment of white students in the wake of evidence showing they are the least likely ethnic group to apply go on to higher education.

The amount spent by universities on bursaries, scholarships and hardship funds is set to fall

UK universities spending more on outreach and less on bursaries, report shows

Britain’s leading universities have performed a U-turn over the methods they use to attract more disadvantaged students, says a report out today.

Applicants from most minority backgrounds were less likely to receive offers from universities than their white British peers

Minorities ‘less likely to get university place’

Black and ethnic minority students face discrimination in seeking a university place, according to a study published today.

Cambridge University's Trinity College

Tompkins Table 2014: Trinity College Cambridge produces record number of firsts

Students graduating from Trinity College in Cambridge, notched up a record number of firsts this summer as their college topped the university’s league table for degree results for the fourth year in succession.

Richard Mayne in April 2014 volunteering for a children's charity in Nepal

University of Birmingham suspends two students for nine months after protest

Institution defends 'robust action' and says 900 students were affected and staff kept away from their place of work for a week

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