On 5 December 2013 the then-chancellor George Osborne announced that the coalition government would be lifting the cap on how many students universities could accept. From 2014-15, universities would be able to accept up to 30,000 more students, and from 2015-16 the cap would be removed altogether. This policy change came three years after the same government revealed that university tuition fees would be increasing from £3,290 to £9,000 a year, transfering much of the cost from the government to students. According to the Economist, in 2017 nearly half of universities’ funding came from tuition fees, compared to a quarter in 2005-06. The Guardian reported that “For less research-focused universities, fees make up to 80 per cent of their income." With universities relying heavily on tuition fees as their source of funding, and no prescribed limit on the number of students they could take, the relationship between the two … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Universities are racing to recruit through clearing – but is it in the students’ interests?
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ČTK | 27 June 2018 Prague, June 26 (CTK) - The Charles University (UK) has founded a daughter firm named Charles University Innovations Prague (CUIP) for transfers of scientific knowledge into practice, which it owns fully, as the first university in the Czech Republic, UK's officials told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday. CUIP is to serve as a bridge between teams of scientists and companies and will aim to found and support spin-off companies that will implement the research results in their business activities. The UK put a share capital of 3 million crowns in CUIP, the university's rector Tomas Zima said. In the beginning, CUIP's budget of 3-4 million crowns a year will be financed from the UK's fund derived from its activities. CUIP is expected to be receiving subsidies for about five years. Zima presented this endeavour as a unique concept within the Czech system of university education, which will contribute to a more effective transfer of scientific … [Read more...] about Charles University founds daughter firm for technology transfers
Britain’s biggest car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover, is to transfer all production of its Land Rover Discovery model from the West Midlands to a plant in Slovakia, potentially putting hundreds of agency jobs at risk. However, the move has also been welcomed locally as a step for the manufacturer to upgrade the Solihull plant to build new, electric models. JLR said there would be a “significant investment and technology upgrade”, with the carmaker believed to be spending hundreds of millions of pounds to meet its low-carbon commitments. The manufacturer said it would also be investing in its plant at Halewood, Merseyside, to build the next generation Range Rover Evoque. In the short-term, more work than anticipated will move to JLR’s new £1bn facility in Nitra, Slovakia, which is due to open at the end of the year. JLR, owned by the Indian company Tata, had already signalled it would move a large amount of the production on the Discovery, which sold about … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover to move production of Discovery from UK to Slovakia
Two Welsh universities have been given the highest possible rating for learning and teaching in a UK assessment. Swansea University and Aberystwyth University achieved a gold rating in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) 2018. The result follows a gold for Bangor University last year with the result putting them in a small group of universities ranked highly for both research and for teaching excellence. Ranking lasts for three years in the TEF, a UK Government initiative that aims to recognise, reward and improve excellent higher education learning and teaching across the UK. It also aims to provide students with clear information about where teaching quality is best and where students have achieved the best outcomes. Universities who volunteer to take part are assessed by an independent panel on their performance across three areas – teaching quality, learning environment, and student outcomes and learning gain. The panel said at Swansea there … [Read more...] about The two Welsh universities given the best rating for teaching in the UK
Jurgen Klopp Let's start with the obvious one, eh? Klopp's management style is not like that of Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger, who liked control of just about every aspect of their clubs. Instead, he is happy to delegate and to listen to the opinion of those around him, be they coaching staff, players, scouts or, on rare occasions, journalists. Still, he plays a key role in Liverpool's recruitment strategy. It is he who identifies the areas he wishes to improve upon, and his opinion on a player is the most important. Crucially, too, he is one of Liverpool's big selling points when speaking to potential new recruits. The chance to work under Klopp is a big attraction. Michael Edwards Appointed as Liverpool's first ever sporting director in November 2016, 38-year-old Edwards shuns the limelight, preferring to do his business behind the scenes at Anfield. Edwards is a former professional, though his playing career never made it further than Peterborough's reserves, who moved into the … [Read more...] about The key men driving Liverpool transfer policy this summer