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HE’s top five
University Business Editor Rebecca Paddick rounds up the biggest developments over the last 12 months in UK higher education
Points of view
Rant & Rave’s Nick Boxall-Hunt looks at how universities must engage more with students to stop the growing number of complaints
Flying robots lab for Imperial
A new £1.25 million arena for flying the next generation of aerial robots will be constructed at Imperial College London
Online learning prepares kids for HE
Pre-university online learning experience positively influences higher education study skills, says new research
For One Night Only
University Hospitality Seminars examine the legalities of using student accommodation as a hotel or hostel for tourists
UK at risk of losing top talent
Research by the Erasmus overseas study programme showed that students going overseas to study are more likely to want to work abroad
Dundee launches its first MOOC
The University of Dundee is set to offer its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the FutureLearn platform
Historic faculty to get makeover
UCL has received planning approval and listed building consent for Levitt Bernstein’s £18.5m faculty of laws redevelopment
GB secures student housing contracts
GB Building Solutions have started work on three student housing schemes in London and the north east
And now the weather ...
The importance of protecting the built environment from weather damage is being brought into focus by the Resilience14 conference
New uni building encourages engagement
The advanced engineering building at the University of Queensland in Brisbane has opened its doors to students
Students take lead on design project
Architecture students from the University for the Creative Arts Canterbury have taken over a recent project with AKT II
Derby breaks open day record
More than 4,000 people visited the University of Derby’s Open Day this month, when prospective students explored its Kedleston Road site
A Wellcome boost for UK HE
A group of 25 universities across the UK have received new grants from the Wellcome Trust to support biomedical research
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Review of the year: 2014

A panel of HE professionals take a look back at the highs and lows of higher education in 2014 and give their predictions for the year ahead

Goodbye classroom

When it comes to enhancing learning spaces, those calling the shots need to put people first to achieve positive change. Mark Ferguson reports

Derby breaks open day record

More than 4,000 people visited the University of Derby’s Open Day this month, when prospective students explored its Kedleston Road site

Royal seal of approval for BCU

HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery this week

Stuff the turkey this year

Professor David Russell, Founder and Chairman of the Russell Partnership, asks if the traditional option is always best?

Compass launches next gen ERP system

ProUnify to provide seamless integration of student records, finance, payroll and HR data enabling time and cost savings

Test centre for nurses and midwives

Northampton has opened the UK's first practical assessment centre for nurses and midwives who completed their training outside of Europe

Edinburgh’s app boosts student services

A new app is driving increased engagement and better connecting students at the University of Edinburgh

Warwick celebrates with The Pool

Warwick Arts Centre celebrates its 40th anniversary with a free interactive light sculpture, The Pool

The student consumer

Institutions should be more transparent about what they are offering and ensure all student deals are fair says SGH Martineau

The pace of change

Welcome to the fast moving, ever-changing university sector. That’s a phrase that you wouldn’t have expected to read a few short years ago

Green award for Bath Spa and Kier

A partnership between Bath Spa University and Kier Services has been recognised at this year’s International Green Apple Awards