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Top universities and cut-price courses are winners in shake-up

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Universities to fight for places

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Universities told they may have to cut fees or merge to survive

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Protest at London police station over college arrests

Around 75 people gathered outside Holborn police station in London yesterday to protest the arrest of six people at another demonstration earlier in the day.

University admissions overhaul as predictions fail to make grade

A radical overhaul of university admissions is on the cards in the wake of evidence showing more than half the predictions of A-level grade passes are wrong.

Academics vote against David Willetts

Academics at Oxford University today passed a vote of no confidence in Universities Minister David Willetts.

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