Student There is concern that a ‘perfect storm’ of graduate debt, lack of finance and job insecurity is brewing

This figure rises to 75% for City investment banks, according to a new survey

The four-page letter reveals that Cameron's anxiety at the effect of the visa cap

Leaked letter reveals Cameron's plans to attract large numbers of foreign students to UK state schools

The Prime Minister was motivated to find ways of encouraging international students by anxiety at the effect of his immigration cap

Government must tread fine balance in building the information economy

The opportunities are huge, but so are the risks. The most important role Government can play is investing in digital infrastructure and getting businesses on board

Page 3 Profile: Major Tim Peake, astronaut

I see a Union Jack on his overalls. Surely some mistake?

Stewart Jackson has refused to pay the £54,000 that Ipsa claims he owes on his home

Expenses watchdog to sue Tory MP over house price gain

Stewart Jackson has refused to pay the £54,000 that Ipsa claims he owes on his home

Postgraduate studies will be ‘domain of the wealthy’

Postgraduate studies risk becoming the preserve of the wealthy after a major slump in the number of students opting for the courses.

Students equate cheap courses with poor quality

Thousands of the cheapest university places are not being filled following the introduction of varied fees due to potential students worrying that their cut-price status means the courses are not worth the money.

Cautious universities leaving places unfilled

University places have been left unfilled because institutions are scared of being penalised for recruiting too many students.

Few British students will get the chance to study at Yale

Overseas study is good for business

Lack of opportunity, cash and ambition stops our students learning abroad

Chalk Talk: Why shouldn't we help white, working-class boys aim higher?

Just over 30 years ago – when I first started reporting on education – it was all about giving women equal opportunities and encouraging them to apply to university. There was concern that too few had the aspiration to go on to higher education or were likely to opt for economically important subjects such as science and engineering.

Applications to universities drop 18,000 in a year

University applications from UK students showed a further slump yesterday in the face of increased admission fees.

Ten colleges to become new universities

Ten specialist colleges are set to become universities under the biggest expansion of higher education for 20 years.

Explorer lands top literary prize for book about Everest climber George Mallory

A modern-day explorer has won a prestigious literary prize for a book about George Mallory's attempts to climb Mount Everest.

British Antarctic Survey saved as merger plan is scuppered

Controversial plans to merge two of Britain’s most distinguished scientific institutions may be abandoned following a public outcry. Government proposals to merge the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), look set to be scrapped this week The Independent on Sunday has learned. The cost-cutting measure was strongly criticised by top British and international scientists and was first revealed in this newspaper in April this year.

If the bald look is a boon in business, why doesn’t it work in politics?

The bald head apparently now represents potency and decisiveness, but shiny-headed men are still on the sidelines

Critics round on Government over decision to strip London Metropolitan University of its right to admit foreigners

Britain's reputation as home to one of the world's thriving higher education sectors is under threat after a university was stripped of its right to admit foreigners, critics have said.

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12 best hotel spas in the UK

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Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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