The increase in university fees has led to an increase in the number of students who do not view their course as value for money, according to a study released today.
Staff working in higher education have been offered a pay rise of just 0.8% following the latest pay talks between unions* and the employers representatives.
UCU calls for increased funding for colleges and universities the key to future economic success
The UK has the best pound for pound higher education system in the world, according to new global rankings released today. The tables show that, despite coming only 24th in terms of resources, the UK punches above its weight coming 2nd in terms of output.
Salford University was mired in further controversy today as a secret memo detailing plans to sack staff and axe courses came to light.
UCU said today that the UK needed a proper political debate about its priorities and to push forward with policies aimed at stimulating growth and jobs.
Another 171 people face a worrying few months at the University of Salford after the institution announced plans for a further round of cuts that could see 87 jobs axed across a host of departments.
University employers have offered their staff a pay increase of just 0.5%. The trades unions representing university staff* rejected the disappointing offer and called on the employers to come back with a serious suggestion.
UCU takes its appeal over redundancy consultations to the Scottish Court of Session in Edinburgh.
Defending education and protecting funding for the knowledge economy are key themes of this years UCU annual congress, where delegates will be encouraged to promote the campaign for greater investment in education.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) announced this morning that it will not be proceeding with a proposal to convert the university into a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG).
UCU has raised concerns about the overtly political nature of comments attributed to the chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, in an Ofsted press release on initial teacher education (ITE).
Responding to unemployment figures released today, UCU said the government needed to improve access to education and jobs, especially for young people.
A new code of governance for Scottish universities, published today (Tuesday), will fail to ensure proper scrutiny of institutions major decisions and should be rejected by the government, said the University and College Union (UCU).
The gap between boys and girls going to university from the poorest backgrounds widened in the first year of the new tuition fees regime, according to new analysis released today.
London Metropolitan University will again be allowed to recruit international students from today after the Home Office ended the revocation of its visa licence.
pound;5k pay increase for university bosses as staff endure realterms pay cut.
Much more must be done to encourage sustainable development across education, delegates at a daylong event will say today.
MSPs must not dilute key elements of a bill that relate to the future of Scottish universities that are being debated in Parliament.
UCU Scotland is calling on the Scottish Parliaments Education and Culture Committee to reject legislation that would increase pension contributions for teachers and lecturers.