Scottish universities braced for brain drain if country votes for independence

Scottish universities braced for brain drain if country votes for independence Senior education figures voice fears about loss of funding and departure of top scientists in the event of a yes vote.
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Scottish universities won’t be swamped by English students says study

Scottish universities won’t be swamped by English students says study Edinburgh university study claims little evidence ‘fee refugees’ would flood north if free tuition policy extended to rest of UK.
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The growing pressure on the universities: From the archive, 15 May 1947

As the House of Lords debates the implications of university education for all, the Guardian sounds a note of cautionOpening a debate in the House of Lords yesterday, Lord Lindsay of Birker said we were committed to a great increase in university education. Great changes were imminent. We were now committed to a scheme of […]
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Unpaid internships – no wonder my grandmother doesn’t understand them | Libby Page

HMRC is investigating 100 employers who advertise for unpaid workers. It’s a step towards changing the culture of acceptanceMy grandmother doesn’t understand unpaid internships. At sixteen, when I secured my first work placement at a magazine, she asked: “So you’re working for them but they’re not paying you?” I tried to explain that working for […]
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Threat of debt drives US middle-class families away from private universities

Many families being squeezed out of private colleges because their income is too high for financial aid, but too low for fees• The stories in this piece were sourced from a call-out on the Guardian. To get involved in our ongoing coverage of student debt, join our networkWhenever anyone had asked, Molly Fisher said she […]
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Undergraduate drop-out rate falls to 7.4%

University students may be trying to recession-proof their job prospects in a more competitive marketThe number of students dropping out of university has fallen steeply, official figures show, possibly because young people are trying to protect themselves from a fiercely competitive job market.The most recent statistics – from 2010-11 – show 7.4% of full-time undergraduates […]
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Defer fees for Syrian students, universities told

Vince Cable and David Willetts write to Universities UK calling on vice-chancellors to help Syrian studentsThe government has written to British universities urging them to do all they can to assist Syrian students, hundreds of whom are struggling to cope with reduced or even vanished funding amid the chaos in their home country.Vince Cable, the […]
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Defer fees for Syrian students, universities told

Vince Cable and David Willetts write to Universities UK calling on vice-chancellors to help Syrian studentsThe government has written to British universities urging them to do all they can to assist Syrian students, hundreds of whom are struggling to cope with reduced or even vanished funding amid the chaos in their home country.Vince Cable, the […]
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