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.
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.
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.
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)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)