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Current students are much more worried by university life than older graduates, survey finds

The price of textbooks is the most annoying aspect of university, according to a new poll of students.

Careers advice severely lacking in schools, poll shows

A poll has shown that thousands of young people believe their future careers could be hampered because of a lack of guidance from teachers.

The University of Durham pays staff £6.50 an hour, rising by 84p after a probationary period

Some of Britain's most famous universities pay their fundraising teams less than the Living Wage

Some of Britain’s biggest universities are paying less than the Living Wage to staff on their alumni fundraising teams responsible for soliciting donations from graduates.

Syracuse students are also famous for enthusiastically getting behind their sports teams

Syracuse University voted USA's number one party school

Syracuse University has been named the number one “party school” in the US, but its administrators say they are not in the mood to celebrate. The private college in New York state topped the annual ranking, which is compiled by the Princeton Review based on a survey of approximately 130,000 students across 379 US universities.

Unconditional university offer used as competition prize

A university has found a novel way to recruit prospective students - by incentivising them to enter a competition with the chance of getting an unconditional offer to study there if they win.

One in five teenagers could miss out on a place at a top university as a result of ministers relying on 'flawed' data for their exam reforms, according to researchers

A-level reforms based on 'flawed' data will deny university

The Department for Education research concluded that degree results could still be predicted just as accurately without AS-level results

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

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