Business is booming in the sector, so why are its annual awards under threat? Steve Connor reports
Amid a welter of varied sources of course information, Kate Hilpern looks at how to use indices to your advantage
When the Sixties started Edwin Morgan was already 40. No one could have predicted that by the end of the decade he would be establishing himself as one of the most widely read contemporary poets in English, still less that well before the year 2000 some good judges would be acclaiming him as the mightiest Scottish writer since Hugh MacDiarmid.
Minister says squeeze will affect even those with the best results
George Osborne faced anger and dismay last night over his plans to cut sickness benefits, with even a government minister joining the backlash.
David Willetts wants more people to take degrees by distance learning at further education colleges. Lucy Hodges looks at what it could involve
Could this contraption succeed where the Beagle failed and find extra-terrestrial life?
Distance learning has opened up management courses to a range of students who don't fit the usual profile, but none so surprising as the nun from a closed monastery in Cyprus who enrolled with the University of Leicester.
Universities will have to agree to regular Ofsted-style inspections in exchange for raising the cap on tuition fees
A cheap, internet-friendly way to get a degree is attracting a record number of applicants.
A shrub-eating moth has been discovered in the UK for the first time - thanks to the keen eye of a six-year-old girl.
Caster Semenya's 800m gold medal at the World Championships has been tarnished by claims she is a man. Steve Connor, Science Editor, explains the elaborate process that will establish her true gender
Angus Calder was for many years a conspicuous figure in the Edinburgh literary scene, but those who knew his prodigious output and his teaching career realised that there was much more to him than that genial presence in poetry readings, theatre, pubs and literary events all over Scotland.
Pupils will soon be able to study science at one of Britain's most prestigious universities without having to take A-levels.
There's never been a better time to switch careers and become a science teacher, says Chris Green
'All we had to read was Danielle Steel'