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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2002): Education - UK - Higher

ANGER AT STUDENT APPRAISAL PLAN FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

R. Smithers

The Guardian, October 22nd 2002, p. 6

The government is ready to extend performance-related pay to academic staff, using a new form of student appraisal to set levels of pay. But the plan, understood to be part of the delayed white paper on higher education, will be resisted by university teachers who say it would be divisive.

DYSLEXIA AND INCLUSION: ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

M. Farmer, B. Riddick, and C. Sterling

London: Whurr Publishers, 2002.

Following a series of qualitative and quantitative studies, this book present the results of investigations of the coping, adjustment, and perceptions of students with dyslexia and the attitudes, perception and support strategies of academic and support staff.

IN THIS NEW DON-EAT-DON WORLD, THE SUPER-UNIVERSITY WILL BE IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN

T. Halpin

Times, Oct. 17th 2002, p. 22

The proposed merger of University College and Imperial College London would create an elite institution able to compete for star lecturers and talented researchers in the global education market.

LEAK REVEALS UNIVERSITY PLAN TO LEVY £10,500 FEES

R. Smithers

The Guardian, October 18th 2002, p. 8

The race by Britain's top universities to charge "top-up" tuition fees began yesterday after it emerged that Imperial College London had drawn up plans to charge annual fees of up to £10,500.

(See also Financial Times, October 18th 2002 p. 1)

LONDON COLLEGES PLAN GROUND-BREAKING MERGER

J. Kelly

Financial Time, October 15th 2002, p. 4

Imperial College and University College London announced plans to merge and create a huge new "University of London " to rival the giants of the U.S. Ivy league

(See also the Independent, October 15th 2002, p. 7).

NEGLIGENCE IN THE DELIVERY OF HIGHER EDUCATION: HOW VULNERABLE ARE OUR UNIVERSITIES?

N. A. Katter

Journal of Educational Administration vol. 40, 2002, p. 390-399

Discusses various instances of local education authorities and universities in the UK being sued for failure to provide adequate services, or for specific acts of negligence. Points out that these developments in UK law pre-empt or parallel similar developments in Australia.

PRIVATE ROW GOES PUBLIC

D. MacLeod

Guardian Education, October 1st 2002, p.9

A £190m private finance initiative (PFI) deal was announced today by the University of Hertfordshire. The new campus at Hatfield is the largest development to be built from scratch in the sector for 50 years. However, Unison, the public service workers union is strongly opposed to the project and has called for a moratorium on PFIs.

UNIVERSITIES TRY US-STYLE TEST AFTER A-LEVEL DEBACLE

T. Halpin

The Times, October 7th 2002, p. 6

Universities are considering the introduction of American-style aptitude tests to help them select students after the A-level grading fiasco.

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE

S. Ajayi and S Jackson

Community Care, Sept. 19th-25th 2002, p. 44-45

Research shows that few young care leavers go to University. Those who do make it struggle due to lack of financial and informational support from their local authorities. Many local authorities are unaware of their obligations under the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 to provide continuing support after a young person has left public care.

UNIVERSITY FEES REVIEW DELAYED 'TO SPARE MORRIS'

D. Charter

The Times, October 4th 2002, p. 4

The government review of university tuition fees and student loans has slipped back to the end of the year as ministers seek to avoid another damaging education controversy.

(See also Guardian, October 4th 2002, p. 4)

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