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Putting digital top of the agenda

University Business Managing Editor Hannah Oakman reports from the Universities UK conference on digital marketing

Edinburgh takes the Big Apple by storm

The University of Edinburgh is intensifying its links with North America by opening a new liaison office in New York City

Edinburgh in language push

People living in Scotland are set to benefit from a new centre that will encourage and support speaking more than one language

Eco-friendly on the menu

Age-old dining customs embraced eco-friendly alternatives at the 2014 Environmental Awards held recently at Cambridge

Millennials in the spotlight

Join the largest Student Housing Conference at the Class of 2020 in Amsterdam on 12 November 2015

Wikipedia founder at Bett 2015

Jimmy Wales, leading technology futurist and founder of Wikipedia, has been announced as a keynote speaker at Bett 2015

Steni brightens up Liverpool project

Rainscreen cladding by Steni features on new-generation luxury student accommodation in Islington, Liverpool

Student housing project for Norwich

Alumno’s new student housing and community development set to transform the Norwich bus station area

Northampton Uni unveils new designs

The University of Northampton plans to build a state-of-the-art new Campus in the heart of Northampton’s Waterside Enterprise Zone

Manchester Met is RIBA Client of Year

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Manchester Metropolitan University the 2014 RIBA Client of the Year

Dawnus Kingston project Tops Out

Zac Goldsmith, MP, Tops Out new £10 million Kingston College Creative Industries Centre, built by Dawnus Construction

UK’s greenest building hits high point

The Enterprise Centre, on target to be UK’s greenest commercial building, has reached its highest construction point

UB November edition out now

The November edition of University Business magazine, the property issue, is now available to download

Bucks app gives students helping hand

An app has been created at Bucks New University to support new students during their first weeks of settling into university life

Digital degree delivery

The current student body, Generation Ys and Millennials, want to be challenged, not lectured to, says Nancy Coleman

Lecture capture for Leeds

A new state-of-the-art lecture capture system has been successfully rolled out at the University of Leeds following the new start of term

Full house at HE&FE Show 2014

University Business team headed to London's Olympia for one of the main events in the university and further education sector

From new builds to refurbs

Ellis Furniture lists the top 5 issues facing universities when refurbishing student bedrooms/ living spaces

Missed FOTE 2014? (video)

You can now catch up on all the recordings from the day

Revving up in Bolton

The University of Bolton and British racing car company Ginetta have strengthened links ahead of the newly announced LMP3 car

Building city and academic bridges

National report cites University of Sheffield as leading example of how universities help drive UK regional economic growth



Taking sustainability seriously

UK universities are set to embrace sustainability in the curriculum with new guidelines outlined this month

Sussex boosts Thailand links

The University of Sussex has strengthened its links with Mahidol University in Thailand by signing a memorandum of understanding

£8m investment for science in the north

Newcastle is leading a partnership of North universities given funding by Government to train the scientists of the future

Parental guidance (not always) needed...

New research from Coventry University shows a quarter of students are listening to parents advice on choosing a uni

A contactless campus

Secure identity solutions provider, HID Global, is helping the higher education sector maximise value using a “one card” solution

SARs: The bugbear of FE

Martin Lawrie from Newcastle-under-Lyme College explains how adopting the right technology can ensure a more effective SAR

Southampton MOOCs reach milestone

The University of Southampton has reached a milestone of 100,000 enrolments on its Massive Open Online Courses

A smartphone revolution

Dean Dickinson explains how the smartphone revolution will help universities and colleges improve student retention

A secure campus

Fernando Pires looks at the many reasons to make control and management of mechanical keys a fundamental component of campus security

Nurturing talent

Universities responsibility towards students is to do more than just provide an education – it is about helping provide a future, says Jane Horridge

Trends hit the floor from Huddersfield

Surface Design students from the University of Huddersfield were front and centre at the international 2014 Flooring Show

Derby duo scoop top honours

A duo of lecturers from the University of Derby have been awarded with a top National Teaching Fellowship (NTF)

Green Hippo launches V4 at Plasa 2014

Green Hippo presents the Hippotizer V4 product range, including new hardware as well as a range of new software features

Coventry launches dual Chinese degree

Coventry University launches a degree programme in China, working with the South West University of Political Science and Law

TERMINALFOUR announces $2m boost

TERMINALFOUR today announced the completion of a $2m investment in its higher education digital engagement platform

Following in Buzz Lightyear’s footsteps

Phil Richards, chief innovation officer at Jisc, discusses maximising the potential of digital technologies across higher and further education

Plymouth launches e-book initiative

Plymouth University is working with a global digital textbook provider on a pioneering initiative to make e-Textbooks available to students

BCU boosts business department

Birmingham City University has named Professor Keith Horton as Executive Dean at the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Funding boost for postgrad studies

Students at the University of York have received scholarships to study Masters degrees as part of a new multi-million pound scheme

ET Oct/Nov edition out now

The October/November edition of Education Technology magazine is now available to download from our website and app store

Managing data

Paul Harrington, Product Development Director for Scientia, discusses data management platforms in HE and the benefits to leadership teams

Revolutionary findings to change TV ads

University researcher discovers new way of syncing music to video which will revolutionise the production of TV adverts and more

Glasgow to sell fossil fuel investment

The University of Glasgow has become the first university in Europe to sell off the shares it holds in companies producing fossil fuels

The winds of change

Universities are committed to strategies to enhance the environment and are building on these foundations, reports Damon Jones

Combining the old with the new

Refurbishing ancient university buildings holds a number of challenges. UB spoke to property consultancy Bidwells to find out more

Student boost for global sustainability

Students from across the EU recently finished Europe’s largest climate change school with a showcase of clean-tech innovations

Creating a warm welcome

At Warwick University, the yellow T-shirt clad students are known as the Warwick Welcome Service reports Simon Fairbanks

The London buzz

Limited edition honey, produced by Aramark-sponsored bees, has gone on sale at the University of London

Supporting world-class universities

The HE sector is perfectly poised to grow and drive the UK’s economic prosperity says Professor Shamit Saggar at UPP

Bristol’s Bright Night

Brain cells were buzzing across Bristol recently as the city’s research was showcased to the public on Bristol Bright Night

The sale-ready audit

Rachel Stott and Tim Smithers from Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP, tell us more about preparing land for disposable development

Viva la revolución

International cuisine is crucial to menus these days, but perhaps not for the reasons you'd expect, discovers Larry Day

Turkish delights

Peter Walters, Keele University’s executive chef takes our taste buds further afield with some international cuisine

The raw impact of food

According to Professor David Russell, a raw food diet is the fastest food option you can consume – pick, wash and eat!

New chair for CBI South West

The new Chair of the CBI South West has been announced as Steve West, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England

2014: a success for edtech?

Rebecca Paddick asks some of the sector's experts what they thought of the tech developments in schools and universities over the past 12 months

Thousands log on to virtual open day

Series of online open days for Kings College London attract more than 13,000 students from 40 countries

Middle East links with Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton has signed an agreement to be formally linked with the Arab Open University

UoW embraces smartphones

The University of Westminster (UoW) is embracing edtech by allowing students and staff access to the academic timetable via their mobile devices

FOTE 2014

The movers and shakers in education technology met on 3 October to discuss its future in Senate House at the University of London

As dead as a dodo?

Graham Rowe, Programme Leader for Biology at the University of Derby, will give a public lecture in support of Biology Week 2014

Poets' Corner in Huddersfield

Poet Lemn Sissay MBE's work, 'Let there be peace', has been engraved on the University's Creative Arts Building

Sperm expert praised at Sheffield

Sheffield scientist Dr Allan Pacey is honoured for his outstanding contribution to pioneering fertility research


Greening up at Unite Students

The NUS’ green change scheme has been adopted by the UK’s biggest student accommodation provider, Unite

Dundee welcomes new lecturers

Abertay University’s Dundee Business School welcomes three new lecturers, bolstering its research and teaching strengths

Derby unveils £10,000 Community Fund

Community groups in Derby will be able to get their hands on a share of £10,000, after the University of Derby launches Community Fund

Attenborough boost for Bristol science

Britain's best-known naturalist Sir David Attenborough has opened Bristol University's new £56.5m Life Sciences building

Clouding the issue

Forget the jargon: cloud access is information access, argues Lenovo Worldwide Education Executive, Sam Morris

FOTE - watch the live feed here

Education Technology is proud to be a media sponsor of the Future of Technology in Education 2014 - watch the live feed here!

New London opening for Unite

Unite Students has opened a new addition to its London portfolio, ‘St Pancras Way’, located in Camden Town

October edition of IET is out now!

The October issue of Independent Education Today magazine is now available to download from our website and app store

October edition of B4E is out now!

The October issue of Building 4 Education magazine is now available to download from our website and app store

The road to better authentication

Having a good password policy with consistent enforcement is key, says Todd Peterson, IAM Evangelist, at Dell Software

Pushing the envelope

Siniat’s Chris Norris tells Building For Education why steel frame systems and gypsum sheathing are proving popular in the education sector

The difference a uni in your area makes

HEFCE has published new data exploring the link between economic growth and higher education provision in its new 'hot-spots' map

Sir Bob Burgess bids fond farewell

Professor Sir Bob Burgess bids farewell after 15 years’ transformative leadership at the University of Leicester

Its not the App, it’s the Application

In a newly-rented office suite off Deansgate in the centre of Manchester, Jamil Khalil is building a new virtual space. Martin Hall reports

Liquid assets

Sika Liquid Plastics roofing membrane is a vital element in Lancaster Uni’s energy efficient new science, technology and engineering building

Counting the Cost

Exactal UK & Europe Director Simon Lovegrove explains the importance of BIM-compatible estimating software CostX

What is the value of a social login?

Allowing users to log in to websites using a social network is proven to help companies attract and engage with an audience

Open 4 Learning offers real ROI

Could your university benefit from the UK’s leading student funding information resource? Birmingham City University thinks so

Sharing best practice

Following last year’s successful launch event, the two-day Education Estates conference and exhibition is returning in November

NG Bailey secures library contract

NG Bailey has secured a £9.2m mechanical & electrical (M&E) contract as part of £42m Birmingham Uni New Library redevelopment

Get kitted out

There are certainly long term savings to be had by investing in the Devolo dLAN 500 Wi-Fi Network Kit. Adam Omar reports

New Cardiff centre for leaders of future

A £14.5 million centre for teaching and training tomorrow’s global business leaders has opened at Cardiff Business School

Bristol Uni aims for top rowing spot

The newly completed £1.2m boathouse for the University of Bristol was officially opened by Olympic medallist Alex Partridge

Boosting Huddersfield's links in Asia

Malaysians select Huddersfield for a technology fact-finding visit to boost the country’s advanced manufacturing sector

Scrumming down in Loughborough

Loughborough Students’ Rugby Union has bolstered its coaching set-up with the addition of two former international players

A leading, global education

One in ten current world leaders have studied in the UK, according to new research from the British Council

Permitted development

Sevi Rixson explains how student accommodation is changing the face of the high street in university towns

£27m building boost for Sheffield Hallam

The new Heart of the Campus development has brought staff and students together, in an open, energy-efficient building

Leeds Met and GB join forces

Leeds Met and GB Building Solutions announce partnership to give students access to work placements and real-life projects

Morgan Sindall wins £9.9m York Uni job

Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has been appointed by the University of York to build its new Environment Building

Tablet use in HE

Queen Mary University London launches one of the largest ever studies of tablet use in UK higher education

HE benefits from Sport England funding

An additional eight universities have received funding from Sport England’s University Sport Activation Fund

Coventry grad gets Branson backing

Graduate wins backing from Richard Branson for idea which could cut the cost of launching a mini satellite for space research

Good news as graduate employment rises

Graduate unemployment saw its biggest drop in 15 years according to new research from the Higher Education Careers Service Unit

More options: greater complexity

The traditional approach to strategy rests on making predictions about the future and then providing a clear plan to accompany that

First impressions

Complete orientation review ensures first impressions are right, says David Dickinson, Director of Student Experience at Roehampton

UEL steps into future

University of East London steps into future by providing the latest Samsung devices and ebooks to thousands of first-year students

International all the way

The benefits of a global education are huge says Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor at Bath Spa University

Analyse this

Portal looks at how data analytics can enable higher education institutions to learn more from their student data

Arts focus for Huddersfield researchers

University of Huddersfield's researchers’ book brings new insight to encouraging public engagement

Fashion boost for Unite Foundation

'Gladrags-to-riches' entrepreneur Wayne Hemingway has become the patron of social mobility charity the Unite Foundation

Estates turnover hits £27 billion

Annual report from AUDE shows HE sector turns over £27.3bn, spends £2bn per annum and occupies 280 million sq ft

£1m artificial pitch for Notts Trent Uni

A new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) has opened at the Clifton Campus of Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

Protect your iPad and tablet investment

Tablets are increasingly becoming integral to modern learning, there is however a lack of understanding on how to manage them effectively

Santander signs with Bath Spa

Santander has signed a new partnership with Bath Spa University, which will see a series of academic opportunities funded by the Bank

Why HE should invest in fishing tackle

Vicky La Trobe, Director of Fourpoints Management, shares some top tips for successful marketing in higher education

MOOC explores nature and value of play

A new online course will explore how play is an important part of our lives, from a baby’s first game of peek-a-boo through to adulthood

Online degrees: raising standards

Nancy Coleman asks; can an online experience ever deliver the same levels of quality of teaching and learning?

Vice-Chancellors: masters of doublethink?

Higher education expert, Mike Boxall, examines PA Consulting Group’s latest survey of university leaders

Contracts exchanged for UWTSD campus

Plans to create a £100m waterside campus for University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) have taken a major step forward

Choosing effective AV...

...and avoiding the white elephants! Reflex Limited explores the importance of audio visual technology in education today

Balfour awarded Stapleton House

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £39m project by Unite Students, for their central London student accommodation development

Pure Student Living opens Pure City

London-based student accommodation provider, Pure Student Living, opens newest and largest residence, Pure City

BBC Director General honoured

Lord Hall has been honoured for his significant contribution to the media and arts by the University of Wolverhampton

Dawn French Chancellor for Falmouth

Falmouth University has announced that performer and writer Dawn French will be joining the institution as its new Chancellor

Becoming Beckett

Leeds Beckett University will light up the city skyline tonight as the university’s new signage will be illuminated for the first time

Tech boost for student experience

Philippa Bryant, Head of Market Research at lorensbergs, spoke to UB about empowering students through online booking

Future proofing commercial success

Meeting the rising expectations of HE commercial services, this one-day conference will help you prepare your strategy

All change at Jisc

Professor Martin Hall tells us how Jisc, the UK’s information technology service for HE and FE, has gone from ISP to solutions partner

Creative space for discerning students

Ben Berry, founder of The StudyBed Company, discusses innovative design solutions to maximise space and comfort for students

FREE recycling resource pack

Leafield Environmental has launched a FREE recycling support pack to help engage students to recycle more

Recycling pays off at learning centre

Leafield Environmental has developed an internal recycling bin for Bath Spa University’s newly opened state-of-the art learning centre

University challenged?

A careful collaboration between a business and university can deliver huge benefits to both parties says Stevens & Bolton

From Victorians to Vodcasts

Kenny Nicholl, Director, Canvas by Instructure explains more about the evolving world of the flipped classroom

BCU signs new Dubai agreement

Birmingham City University has signed an agreement to work with Al Ghurair University, a large private HE provider in the UAE

Sheffield's big ambitions on campus

The University of Sheffield has unveiled a new plan set to revolutionise the University’s campus, with better city links

Is your uni maximising opportunities?

As university research funding become more tied to targets, more and more universities are drawing on academic research

New report on digital strategies in HE

Research conducted with 169 higher education institutions from UK, US, Australia, Canada, Ireland and South Africa by TerminalFour

Top honour for David Sines CBE

Leading healthcare figure Professor David Sines CBE has been honoured by Bucks New University as an Emeritus Professor

New College Stamford celebrates success

Over 70 graduating students from Degree Level courses at New College Stamford made their way through Stamford this week

Project based learning at Anglia Ruskin

Anglia Ruskin University is targeting growth through a new training drive to boost skills behind commercial degree courses

Global party for Lancaster's 50th

Alumni from as far afield as Australia and Peru travelled to Lancaster University to take a trip down memory lane

A setback...but we will recover

Dr Paul Greatrix explains how it’s business as usual despite a major fire at the University of Nottingham this weekend

Microlearning with UnlockYourBrain

Mobile micro learning app UnlockYourBrain has launched an independent academic study to show users can double maths skill in 14 days

Rosetta Stone and Acesse in new deal

Rosetta Stone accelerates its education business by providing language-learning solutions via Acesse University

Digital launch from Blackwells

UK book retailer Blackwell’s has launched its new digital platform for universities, lecturers and students

Lancaster greets 'Chinese David Beckham'

A former international footballer, renowned as the Chinese David Beckham, has visited Lancaster University’s Confucius Institute

Integrated design from Forbo

Garry Bateman, Head of Technical Sales and Support at Forbo Flooring Systems answers a key question in integrated flooring design

Wicona-glazed Uni wins façade award

Darmstadt University, which features a bespoke façade from Wicona, has received the ‘German Façade Prize’ for its curtain walling

New seminar building underway

Construction has started on a new £5m RH Partnership-designed seminar building at Robinson College, Cambridge

Lecture space solved with modular build

Roan uses offsite solution to extend an existing building and increase the number of lecture suites at Bournemouth University

A world of fantasy at Sheffield

Six artists whose creations were inspired by Sheffield's National Fairground Archive will showcase their work at a new exhibition

UK’s first Faculty on the Factory Floor

More than 20 students are set to take part in a new approach for delivering industry-ready graduates from AME

The language of music

Birmingham City University launches new software training computers to better understand the language of musicians

Notts Trent Uni & NM Group collaborate

Nottingham Trent Uni and North Midland Construction (NM Group) have signed an agreement to explore collaborative opportunities

Myths and reality in big data

Charlie Harrington, Co-Head of Knewton London, addresses some of the most common myths about the role of data in education

Local timber provides green solution

Work completes on innovative timber frame at the University of East Anglia’s Low Carbon Enterprise Centre

Expert approach to funding

Matt Till explains how Birmingham City University is Open 4 Learning and enhancing the student experience along the way

Apollo is launched

The Apollo Studio Academy at East Durham College, designed by Jefferson Sheard Architects, has been officially opened to the students

Graham gets to the Heart of the matter

Graham Construction has completed building work on the new £27m Heart of the Campus development for Sheffield Hallam University

Eric Wright completes Energy Coast UTC

Eric Wright Construction has completed a £6.8m project to build a University Technical College (UTC) in Lillyhall, West Cumbria

Go ahead for Scotland sports centre

Bowmer & Kirkland appointed as preferred contractor to build National Performance Centre for Sport at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Derby UTC moves forward

Ground breaking ceremony heralds start of work on Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (UTC) building

Transforming the classroom

Nesta invests in education technology set to help young people with autism and a range of learning difficulties

Balfour bags £42m De Montfort contract

Balfour Beatty awarded contract to redevelop the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities at De Montfort University in Leicester

If at first you don’t succeed…

With Katherine Grainger set to receive an Honorary doctorate from Bucks New University, Gloria Moss considers how failure inspires success

Flipping learning on its head

The latest buzzword to hit UK higher education is coming home to roost. Nicola Yeeles finds out more about flipped learning

New Portsmouth development for Unite

Unite Students has received resolution to grant planning approval for the development of a new site in Portsmouth city centre

Big data launch in Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam is starting a research project on the use of big data within companies and governmental institutions

'Rubbish' house built in Brighton

Britain’s housing industry could learn from University of Brighton research and use recycled 'rubbish' in construction projects

New website helps Loughborough launch

Leicester marketing agency helps Loughborough University launch a new campus in London with the design of lborolondon.ac.uk

Filling the void

Laurie Miles, Head of Analytics at SAS UK & Ireland, explains how industry and academia are partnering to close the data skills gap

New national Jisc data centre

Specialist data centre provider, Infinity, secures five-year framework agreement with Janet, the UK’s national research and education network

CLV partners with St. Andrews

The University of St. Andrews will welcome 324 state-of-the-art student bedrooms for the beginning of the 2015/16 academic year

Bronze award for Aramark

Aramark teams scoop three university Food for Life Catering Marks at Salford, Worcester and Senate House, University of London

Grand opening for York chemistry build

The University of York has opened its new teaching labs and research facility as part of a £29m department redevelopment

Boost for tech enhanced learning

The 7th UCISA Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) for higher education offers a long term perspective of TEL developments

UB October edition out now

The October edition of University Business magazine, the student experience issue, is now available to download

BYU centre gets makeover

The Interiors Group completes refurbishment for the London study and residential centre for Brigham Young University

September edition of B4E is out now!

The September issue of Building 4 Education magazine is now available to download from our website and app store

Atkins Edinburgh Uni scheme to go ahead

An Atkins-designed innovation centre and campus hub at the University of Edinburgh has been granted planning permission

Uni to buy city brewery site

The University of Wolverhampton has unveiled plans to transform the site of a former brewery to create a new hub for construction education

Leading lights receive honorary degrees

Olympic rowing gold medallist Katherine Grainger will receive an honorary award from Buckinghamshire New University

RIBA: in praise of the client

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for RIBA Client of the Year

Higher Education’s ‘unsung heroes’

Work to raise the profile of over 700 technical staff at The University of Nottingham has been recognised with a top award

Essex welcomes new Chancellor

Civil rights defender Shami Chakrabarti CBE is announced as the new Chancellor of the University of Essex

Bristol boosts student experience

City of Bristol College to improve student engagement and retention with portfolio of Compass solutions

Pressure to quit over finance worries

A new study from Go Compare suggests that a quarter of undergraduates consider giving up studies due to finance worries

Open House at Roehampton

Visit jewel in the University of Roehampton’s crown during Open House London weekend on 20-21 September

VWV tops Legal Services Framework

Veale Wasbrough Vizards has been successfully re-appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) Legal Services Framework

Maximising your travel budget

Steve Acott, Account Director at Key Travel, explains how educational institutions can maximise their academic travel budget

Medieval boost for York library

A Japanese academic has donated fragments of Latin medieval manuscripts and early printed books to the University of York

Innovation through KTPs at Huddersfield

Seven Knowledge Transfer Partnerships already in the pipeline at Huddersfield and number set to double over the next twelve months

Oxford goes digital

Project implementing OpenScape Voice and UC, set to enable new ways of working across the University’s 40,000 staff and student population

Educational expert at UDOL conference

One of the world’s leaders in educational thought will speak to academic staff from around the globe at a University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL)

Students as Prosumers

Prof. Amir M. Sharif, Acting Head of Brunel Business School, looks at how to improve student experience and engagement

Online and off-kilter?

The student experience is now a connected experience argues Lenovo Worldwide Education Executive, Sam Morris. But is it better?

Prime spot for Leicester post-grads

Primus Place will offer new accommodation just for postgraduates, with 150 large studio apartments

The toughest chemistry challenge ever?

Huddersfield University scientist Dr Duncan Gill has won a new research grant to tackle one of chemistry's biggest puzzles

Sports Facility Show heads to Scotland

Organised by The Sports and Play Construction Association, the show will benefit from key speakers who are practising athletes

Exceptionally high standards

Aramark's Fiona Martin looks at how universities can gain a first class honours in the ‘Student Experience’ category

Affinity marketing

Enhancing student experience and being able to raise funds, is imperative for success. Affinity marketing has the potential to address both

Under lock and key

Tina Hughan from Assa Abloy offers some advice on ensuring safety within educational and residential facilities

Bristol expands growing tech scene

Bristol based start-up Missionly are launching their innovative student and graduate recruitment platform this month

Switched on to sustainability

The University of Leeds’ new postgrad accommodation features some cutting-edge, sustainable lighting solutions

Minories report

Garreth Joyce of Walsh Associates explains the challenges presented by the Minories student accommodation project in London

Universities expand in cautious market

Majority (83%) of finance directors say they will increase capital expenditure in the next year, according to Deloitte's annual survey

Green solutions at The Renewables Event

The Renewables Event, the UK’s only conference dedicated to onsite renewable energy generation, returns to the NEC on September 16-17

Keeping it Real

Take advantage of our discount offer for University and University Related Real Estate on 16th September 2014, London

And the winner is…

The winners of the RIBA prizes for outstanding architecture include seven educational projects – two of which are Stirling nominated

GSM chief exec joins HEFCE

Alison Wheaton has been appointed to the HEFCE committee for Leadership, Governance and Management Strategic Advisory Committee

Nottingham in China pharma agreement

The University of Nottingham has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Resources Pharmaceutical Group in Beijing

3D printing award for Nottingham expert

An academic from The University of Nottingham has won a prestigious international award in recognition of his work in 3D printing

Rugby research kicks tests into touch

Rugby players who suffer injuries similar to car crash victims now have a better chance of recovery thanks to Derby University

Hon doc for Gok

TV presenter and style guru Gok Wan will be awarded an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University

Open goal for universities in China

Web searches and social media are so important in China due to an expressive culture based on demonstrating and sharing information

Is cash still king on campus?

Steve Simmons from the University of Birmingham explains how cashless payments are adding up on campus

Sheffield opens its mind

Sheffield’s Co-operative department store will be transformed into a creative hub for the Festival of the Mind 2014

Using data to improve student retention

Metropolitan University College in Copenhagen, Denmark, uses Business Intelligence to better understand and improve student retention

Students elect new president

Students from the University of Wolverhampton have elected their new Students’ Union president for this academic year

A Fresh new partnership

Fresh Student Living has chosen StudentCom to deliver a range of services to its 1,500 students this summer

lunch! 2014 - register now for free

A record number of catering managers have now registered for lunch! 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London

Bright ideas scheme shines

A new ideas scheme has been launched at Leeds Metropolitan University to generate creative solutions and increase staff engagement

Fast-track degree for digital

Birmingham City University offers new fast-track degree to equip digital designers and gamers of tomorrow

A wearable education

Universities need to sit up and start preparing for WYOD, says Ennio Carboni, executive vice president of customer solutions at Ipswitch

Staffordshire appoints new deputy VC

Professor Allan Howells has been appointed to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Staffordshire University

Sept edition of IET is out now!

The September issue of Independent Education Today magazine is now available to download from our website and app store

Call for more postgrad funding

A group of six top universities is calling for more funding for postgraduate education after huge demand for the UK’s largest ever scholarship offer

Education construction’s two-year high

Education construction activity reached its highest level in two years, accounting for 15 per cent of all construction contracts in July

SES complete M&E project at LSE

SES has completed a substantial contract at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

UCL rolls out free Wi-Fi

Leading UK University launches public Wi-Fi offering for museum and café visitors, guest lecturers and summer school students

Northampton to host ISIRC

The University of Northampton is to host the International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) next month

UK Blog Awards date announced

The National UK Blog Awards will provide an opportunity for bloggers from the education industry to be recognised nationwide

Balfour Beatty buries times capsule

Balfour Beatty helps local primary school leave legacy for future generations at Loughborough University

Durham rolls out eBIS

New College Durham undergoes back office restructure supported by Advanced Business Solutions’ software

Bucks South Wing near completion

Buckinghamshire New University is set to unveil a new £4.5 million re-design and refurbishment development

VC elected as AUA President

Professor Ruth Farwell has been elected as the new Honorary President of the Association of University Administrators (AUA)

New labs for Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton is investing almost £500,000 in new laboratories and equipment to transform its engineering facilities and courses

£80m upgrade for Roehampton

Brand new halls of residence and a landmark library building are to be constructed within the next three years by the University of Roehampton

Nottingham signs China partnership

The University of Nottingham has become the first British University to sign a partnership with China’s online video giant, Youku Tudou

Warwick plans for £20m teaching facility

Pick Everard secures contract to build a new £20 million state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility at the University of Warwick

Gold Award for Downing College

Downing College Cambridge has been given a Gold Award for its outstanding performance as a Green Tourism site for conference business

College employs ISG for £12m renovation

Construction company, ISG, is MidKent College's chosen company to manage their £12m higher-level skills centre refurbishment

The school spirit

New university students booking first year accommodation “worried about ghosts” as competition for places heats up

Sussex SU go mobile for Freshers

Sussex Students’ Union announce use of Guidebook mobile event app to help engage students in the run up to Freshers week

Dyslexic student up for major award

A dyslexic University of Derby student has been nominated for a UK award recognising inspirational people tackling social issues

Uni boost for new fashion label

Fashion graduate Siobhan Thomas launches Phenomode Fashion with business mentoring from the University of Huddersfield

Foraging on the increase

Research by a final year Harper Adams University student has found that foraging for food is becoming increasingly popular

When cyber criminals up their game

Glasgow must protect itself against the rise in IT security threats, but with 30,000 users it was faced with a huge problem of scale

Derby swimmer heads to Berlin

A University of Derby student will compete for GB's open water swimming team at the European Championships in Berlin this week

ACUHO-I award for Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh Director of Accommodation Services Recognised at International Awards

Sheffield is number one Students' Union

The University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union is voted best in UK for third year running in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014

Propelled into the future at Warwick

A brand new £1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre has announced a hub location at the University of Warwick

A job with no perks?

Jenny Shaw, Head of Higher Education Engagement at Unite, looks at some contentious aspects of postgraduate life in the UK

Bath tops NSS

The University of Bath is top in the UK for student satisfaction for the second year running, with an overall satisfaction rate of 93%

Education jobs outweigh applicants

New research reveals education jobs outweigh applicants, and competition is low as we move into the new school year

Salford and Man Utd legends team up

Manchester United’s Class of ’92 and Salford City FC agree unique partnership with University of Salford

Learning gap between schools and HE

Students do not feel prepared for the style of learning they will encounter at university, according to new survey

Online access for all

In just six months, the Access to Research initiative has grown to include most local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales

Global trends of digital students

A new report compiled by QS has revealed how prospective students digitally research universities and the factors that affect their final decision

UB bumper edition out now

The Aug/Sept edition of University Business magazine, the back to uni issue, is now available to download from our website and app store

Nottingham Trent campus has revamp

The project to transform the Nottingham Trent's Clifton Campus is now underway, as part of the University's new regeneration programme

New £330m campus floor plans underway

Architects mosescameronwilliams and Atkins join creative forces to design the University of Northampton's new £330m campus

Plans for new London research centre

Voreda and Imperial College London announce deal to build a £200 million Research and Translation Hub in west London

Student accommodation: a seismic shift

Student accommodation has developed into a thriving business sector that is modelling itself on the hotel market, says James Badley

Plymouth University gets agile

When Plymouth realised that most students learn about them primarily through their website, they knew the existing site was not up to scratch

Green Gown nomination for TEL

A £250k carbon reduction project by UK based Temperature Electronics (TEL), has been shortlisted for a Green Gown Award

Bedfordshire welcomes CAS decision

Bedfordshire has welcomed decision by UK Visas and Immigration to allow the University to resume recruiting international students

Durham appoints MBA Head

Durham University Business School appoints Dr Julie Hodges as new MBA Programme director, taking over from Professor Sue Miller

New spray-on solar cells

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have made groundbreaking progress developing pioneering new spray-on solar cells

UCAS announces competition winners

Students Molly Case and James Montgomery claim the winning spots for their entries in UCAS competition, Love Learning

Modernisation of DSAs?

In April this year, David Willetts announced what can only be described as controversial measures to 'modernise' the Disabled Students' Allowances

Raising the bar in student housing

Ed Naylor from Liverpool John Moores writes about the challenges and opportunities in student housing

Terrific Terrines

Peter Walters, Keele University’s executive chef, serves up a seasonal alternative for a summer lunch

A little something different

Andy Gray, Trade Marketing Manager at Seafish, looks at expanding our tastes when it comes to our seafood choices

International flavour at Skills Conference

The annual Skills for Chefs and Skills for Service Conferences held in Sheffield showcased international cuisine and service excellence

Originality, value and speed

Peter Taylor, Strategic Development Director at Sodexo Education, looks at the latest innovations in university catering

Healthy thinking

Luke Evans finds out why healthy eating has become an indelible part of higher education catering

Alcoholic animals

The alcohol culture around the world is supremely buoyant but each generation is being exposed to alcohol in a slightly different way

University’s Stafford base opens doors

The University of Wolverhampton’s new centre in Stafford has opened its doors to the public in the town’s historic Shire Hall

Lancaster makes Food for Life history

Lancaster is the first university in the country to be awarded two prestigious Gold ‘Food for Life’ Catering Marks

Trials and tribulations

Courting international students is vital to HE’s welfare, but stricter visa rules are deterring these profitable visitors

An international view point

Cardiff University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan, explains how international students view the UK as a destination

In with the new kit

Simon Fry rounds up the latest developments on campus as students start to arrive for the new academic year

Open to all

The hard work starts when term ends, as universities use their facilities to increase earnings and build ties with the community

3D printing: less is more

Researchers from the University of Sheffield discover new technique to make 3D printing faster and more economical

GCHQ degrees for cyber security

GCHQ has accredited six UK universities to teach specialist master's degree courses to future internet security experts

Yoyo app rolls out at Imperial College

Imperial College London has become the UK’s first university to allow payment and receive awards by using a mobile phone app

Artistic salute from Derby graduate

A Derby graduate artist has installed more than 880,000 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London in honour of the WW1 fallen

Vivreau UB reader giveaway

Vivreau Advanced Water Systems is offering free bottles, artwork and dishwasher tray worth up to £750

Vivreau products ticking eco-boxes

Following the recent HEFCE Revolving Green Fund, unis can now implement ec0-friendly initiatives further

HE boost for school governor role

A national education charity has called on more universities to take a role in supporting school governance

UWE wins global accommodation praise

UWE Bristol has been commended for the excellent standard of its accommodation in the 2014 National Student Housing Survey Awards

UTC Oxfordshire gets the go ahead

Planning approval has recently been granted for an £11 million University Technical College in Didcot, Oxfordshire

Bouncing to the top

A gold medal-winning gymnast has been honoured for outstanding academic and sporting success at University of Sheffield

New Vice-Chancellor for Liverpool

The University of Liverpool has appointed Professor Janet Beer as its next Vice-Chancellor, the first female to take on the role

ET Aug/Sept edition out now

The August/September edition of Education Technology magazine is now available to download from our website and app store

Bristol grad designs rugged tablet

UWE Bristol Product Design Technology Graduate designs rugged tablets for emergency services and mobile workforces

Student battles adversity for online degree

A University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) student has talked of how she has battled adversity to give herself a real chance of a rewarding career

University real estate explored

This year's University and University related Real Estate event will be held on 16 September 2014 at The Hatton, London

Bath Spa’s Forest of Imagination

The Forest of Imagination successfully transformed part of Bath Spa University’s Sion Hill campus into an imagined landscape

Fresher's Week counts for environment

Leafield Environmental is offering universities the chance to sign up for a free marketing pack to help students to recycle more

'Next big thing’ for education recycling

A recent Leafield Environmental survey shows the education sector is becoming more environmentally aware and realising its impact

Gold Standard award for UWTSD

The University of Wales Trinity Saint Davids is the first UK university to achieve a Soil Association Gold Catering Mark

Sheffield forges international links

University's Vice-Chancellor visits Brazilian conference looking at developing strong partnerships with global universities

Blake Morgan merger for education sector

New law firm launches as Blake Lapthorn and Morgan Cole merge with combined annual turnover of £72 million and 120 partners

Student community in decline

Students no longer feel they have a strong sense of community where they live according to a report by the National Student Housing Survey (NSHS)

New banking framework for HE

ESPO has launched a new banking framework to make the procurement of banking services easier for customers in the public sector

StudentCom's award winning broadband

StudentCom has been awarded ‘Best Student Broadband’ by the National Student Housing Survey 2014

Unite and Philips light up student digs

Unite Students has partnered with Philips to install energy efficient LED lighting throughout all Unite’s properties over the next two years

Sustainability in a changing world

As exciting as sustainability can be, some of the most forward-thinking initiatives come from the 'greening of the curriculum'

Nottingham secures Green Flag status

The University of Nottingham has secured a prestigious Green Flag Award for both its Jubilee and University Park campuses

Competition win for new Vietnam campus

UK landscape architecture firm Grant Associates has won a competition to design a new Vietnamese-German University Campus

HE boards should appoint more women

Scottish universities should appoint more women to their governing bodies, according to the National Union of Students

Double glory for Derby living

Accommodation services at the University of Derby have scooped two awards and been shortlisted for a third in a UK-wide survey

New Deputy VC for Regent's London

Regent’s University London has announced Professor Simon Jarvis will become its new Deputy Vice Chancellor from 1 January 2015

The next evolution

Rebecca Paddick takes a look at the iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera for iPad from IPEVO, the next evolution in affordable doc cam tech

York awarded fund for digitisation

The University of York has been awarded a $299,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to digitise historic materials

£383bn building pipeline announced

The Government has published its updated National Infrastructure Pipeline showing a large increase in infrastructure investment

Free meal pupils numbers up for uni

UCAS has revealed demand for higher education from free school meal pupils has increased by 8% to highest ever recorded level

The Great Wall of Derby

A structure known as the 'Great Wall of Derby' has been finished as part of a new £10.8m sports centre at the city’s university

New Principle for New College Stamford

New College Stamford has welcomed the arrival of new Principal April Carrol this week following retirement of Andrew Patience

Scottish uni gets Game On

Glasgow Caledonian University launches a free online event to coincide with the XX Commonwealth Games

Revolutionising university security

Paul Taylor, security technology expert at Allegion, takes a closer look at the major security issues on campus

WATCH: Russell Partnership at CUBO

The Russell Partnership team spoke to UB at this year's CUBO conference at Royal Holloway, University of London

Making tech secure

Fernando Pires from Morse Watchmans says key management systems enhance the use and security of school campus lock systems

Nottingham hosts first UK-China event

Representatives from across the UK visited The University of Nottingham to attend the first UK-China twinned cities conference

UWE Bristol up for UK business award

UWE's Research, Business and Innovation department is celebrating selection in the prestigious 2014 National Business Awards

Sharing badminton secrets at Derby

With the Commonwealth Games underway, the head coach of Australia’s badminton team spent time at Derby University recently

Student experience of the future

Which is going to impress prospective students touring the open day circuit more, a university clinging to XP or one with the latest edtech?

Initiative award from ACUHO-I

ACUHO-I recently presented Richard Kington with the 2014 Roelf Visser Global Initiatives Award

BBC joins the MOOC market

The BBC is working with four British universities to create a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on World War One (WW1)

Salford construction ahead of schedule

The University of Salford’s new £81m student campus development passed a milestone with a topping-out ceremony held on site

WATCH: Kinetic Solutions at CUBO

Chris Wildsmith from Kinetic spoke to UB at this year's CUBO conference at Royal Holloway College, University of London

Turley drives through Automotive Centre

Planning consultancy Turley secures permission for the National Automotive Innovation Centre at Warwick Uni from Coventry City Council

Acoustic clouds at Portsmouth Uni

Troldtekt acoustic panels – also know as clouds – have multiple functions in the foyer of Portsmouth University’s Eldon building

Cambridge Uni primary school approved

Marks Barfield’s architectural proposals for the University of Cambridge Primary School have been approved by planning authorities

Newcastle’s Core close to completion

The Core, the first building to open on Science Central in Newcastle, is set to bring a projected 400 jobs and £20m to the city’s economy

Enterprise Centre reaches key milestone

Morgan Sindall completes low carbon concrete pour at the £11.6m Enterprise Centre project for the University of East Anglia

Cambridge’s new Engineering Centre

The Dyson Engineering Design Centre at Cambridge Uni’s Department of Engineering is funded by the James Dyson Foundation

Coping with high-stress system events

David Swayne, CIO at London South Bank University outlines how with visibility of all digital systems he can now be proactive not reactive

Work on Health Sciences UTC to start

Work on a new University Technical College (UTC) aimed at giving young people the necessary skills for a career in healthcare is due to start

College unveils Sports Academy plans

New plans for a £2m Inclusive Sports Academy with top-class facilities at Portland College have been unveiled

Leading ladies honoured by Bath Spa

Stella Pirie OBE and Mary Toman have been made Honorary Fellows in recognition of their outstanding service to Bath Spa University

Space exploration with Notts expertise

The University of Nottingham is lending its engineering guidance to an ambitious new aerospace centre in Malaysia

UWE meets needs of future students

A new £50 million building planned for UWE Bristol's Faculty of Business and Law is set to open to support the growth agenda

The right stuff

Prof. Amir M. Sharif, Acting Head of Brunel Business School, discusses the edge of the management education envelope

New £50K grant in Santander agreement

The University of Huddersfield's Chancellor, Sir Patrick Stewart, officially opened a Santander branch on campus

Students welcome degree shake up

Students show interest in ‘condensed’ timetable, meaning the same number of hours taught over fewer days

Brunel hosts eLearning conference

Brunel University in London is to hold an international conference on eLearning and social media technologies


Innov8 starts Birkenhead regeneration

Wirral firm to oversee design and management coordination of first multi-million pound Wirral Waters construction project

Typing on the move made simple

Sean Byrne reviews the Kensington KeyFolio Exec, the keyboard for document editing and speedy e-mails on the move

Curved daylighting for students

Kalwall diffused daylighting system specified for a new teaching building at Harper Adams Uni designed by Michael Hyde architects

Durham gains from Alumno development

Durham community given £420,000 boost as £20 million Alumno student housing development gets green light

Students served at new Birmingham hub

The University of Birmingham is launching a new cutting-edge student hub via remodelling its Aston Webb building

Furnishing design dreams in Derby

A new furniture range designed by a University of Derby student has been unveiled at a UK exhibition

Class makeover at Weston College

Weston College spends £850,000 on six classrooms at University Campus to cope with rising applications for higher education courses

Skills for Chefs award top menu

Stoke By Nayland Hotel are winners of UK Young Restaurant Team of the Year 2014 at this year’s Skills for Chefs conference

A paper-free future?

Despite ongoing talks to move the education sector towards a digital environment, a new study highlights paper-free may never happen

New campus services director for Exeter

Following 14 years as University of Exeter director of sport, Phil Attwell has been promoted to the position of director of campus services

Reshuffle changes face of education

David Willetts and Michael Gove announce departure as the Prime Minister carries out cabinet reshuffle

Manchester Uni strikes hotel deal

The University of Manchester has signed a deal to build a new hotel and Executive Education Centre on its Oxford Road campus

What are universities really looking for?

A reasonable grasp of maths and an ability to think and work independently have moved right up the university admissions agenda

Perfecting global politics at Regent's

Model UN students gathered at Regent's University London to call for a fast response to ISIS and intervention on sex trafficking

Careers boost for UCAS Media

Rachel Johnson is the new Head of Careers at UCAS Media, the trading arm of the UK’s higher education admissions service (UCAS)

TEL shuts the sash

A new launch from Temperature Electronics could help academic institutions achieve their energy consumption and low carbon targets

Nottingham flies high at Farnborough

The University of Nottingham is joining big names in aerospace and defence at an important event in the industry’s calendar

Googolic prospect for stateside scholar

Reading Robotics graduate – and former Brentwood boy - receives a Google-sponsored scholarship from across the pond

Marie Curie is BUCS new chosen charity

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) has chosen Marie Curie as its charity partner for July 2014 to 2016

New online tool to study Dickens

Academics at Nottingham have designed an online linguistics tool to help researchers and students to study 19th century language

UWE wins QAA award

University of West of England, Bristol has won Higher Education Provider of the Year in the recent QAA Access to HE Awards

Foreign students grant UK £250k per day

The British Council has launched a new interactive tool to show how the UK's position as host to foreign students is evolving

Think global for future employment

Huw Cooke, senior associate at leading law firm Burges Salmon, advises on the implications of employing overseas students

York takes to air and water

Two University of York student societies have their sights set on national success both in the air and on the water

From Derby to Dubai

A University of Derby graduate who helped Justin Bieber shine on stage has scooped a major award in Dubai

£183 million revealed for new facilities

Three new university and business partnerships will receive a total of £50 million of public investment in research projects

BDP wins Copperas Hill competition

BDP has won a new £80m scheme to remodel a former Royal Mail Centre in Liverpool for Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

CUBO leads the way

CUBO has now established an extensive network of knowledge sharing groups that are adding great benefit across higher education

Secrets of Sheffield’s success

Topping the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey is no mean feat, according to the University of Sheffield

Nottingham sports stars head for glory

The University of Nottingham will be well represented at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

UWE welcomes local growth deal

The University of the West of England welcomed announcement of Local Growth Deal by Vince Cable MP

New health campus for Lancaster

Lancaster University has begun a major project to help people to live longer lives thanks to a £17m government funding plan

Helping young people in and out of care

Buckinghamshire New University has won the Buttle UK Higher Education Quality Mark for helping young people in and leaving care

Blackwell’s launch digital learning service

Academic bookseller Blackwell’s is to launch a new digital learning service enabling university students to download and annotate ebooks

Job-ready graduates come out top

A new study based on in-depth interviews with employers shows they now place graduates at the heart of all innovation strategies

Tech savvy future learning spaces

SCHOMS’ growing influence on the world of learning spaces was reflected at its record 2014 conference at the University of Exeter

University expands to Vietnam

The University of Wolverhampton is to expand its international operations with a new regional presence in Vietnam

Political policies fuel HE fears

Annual survey by PA Consulting Group exposes HE concerns over potential threats posed by Governmental policy

Taking cloud back to the classroom

By utilising cloud technologies, universities can provide scalable, cost-effective and flexible learning systems. Mark Keepax explains all

University IT sitting on a cloud

Paul Shannon discusses how a more flexible approach to IT can help universities attract undergraduates, research students and lecturers

MOOC to aid cancer battle

Sheffield Hallam has joined the fight against one of the UK's biggest cancer killers by launching a MOOC in Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care

CUBO winners announced

The winners have been awarded at this year's CUBO awards, held at the prestigious Royal Holloway College, University of London

New Notts Panjab link-up

A new partnership has been set up between The University of Nottingham and Panjab University in India

Pedal power in Sheffield

The University of Sheffield celebrates Tour de France and Nobel Prize winning scientist with giant hillside artwork

Aramark goes green at Worcester

Aramark at the University of Worcester has been recognised for work in environmental good practice in a UK student award scheme

BAM to deliver Exeter Uni research centre

BAM Construction has been appointed to build the £50 million Living Systems Institute research centre for Exeter University

Postgrad scholarships over subscribed

The largest postgraduate scholarship scheme in the UK has been massively over subscribed with five applicants for every place

Nottingham wins £2.6m for UEZ

Nottingham is to become one of the first University Enterprise Zones (UEZ) in the UK, helping to create new high-tech businesses and hundreds of jobs

Derby and Slimming World tackle obesity

Derby is set to partner with Slimming World in a new appointment that aims to have a real impact on the UK’s battle against obesity

Online bursary for UK postgrads

Postgraduate Search is offering £10k worth of bursaries to students starting a postgrad course at a UK university this year

Ravenscourt lands in Hammersmith

From a loss-making hostel to contemporary student accommodation, South Street’s first London scheme is all set to hit the market

Student satisfaction 'on the rise'

UK students have become more satisfied with their university experience over the past 10 years, according to a new study

Green Gown Awards finalists announced

The Green Gown Awards have recognised 93 winners, 553 finalists and 1,412 applicants. Who will be crowned the 100th winner?

UWE one of top for graduate employment

Majority of graduates from UWE Bristol went into employment or further study, the seventh best performance of all English universities

The Big Deal just got bigger at Bucks

University offers new package to support students’ academic development and enhance their experience and employability

Big summer edition of B4E is out now!

The July-August double issue of Building 4 Education magazine is now available to download from our website and app store

Nottingham boosts Chinese green links

Chinese Premier witnesses University of Nottingham signing of sustainable building initiatives with China

New University House for BCU

Birmingham City University is set to relocate its headquarters to a new city centre campus in time for the new academic year

FutureLearn boosts enhanced learning

FutureLearn launches Beacon Schools Programme to reduce earning gaps and provide additional online help

Saving energy through maintenance

Daniel Betts of engineering contractors ECEX explains the improvements that essential maintenance can bring to energy efficiency

Higher concerns

David Keith of property and infrastructure consultants Sweett Group outlines some of the challenges facing university estates

Vital signs

Rebecca Paddick looks at how the latest developments in educational signage are providing communication platforms across the sector

Recreational recycling boosts economy

Leafield Environmental is working round the clock to keep ahead of orders for their top-selling outdoor recycling unit the Envirobank 240L

Finance and jobs front of mind say Unite

New research by Unite Students has revealed a number of issues, after polling over 3,500 applicants, students and postgraduates

Coventry gets frantic for the arts

Coventry University has linked up with acclaimed theatre company Frantic Assembly to offer brand new master’s degrees

Nottingham students head over to CRC

A group of Nottingham students have been chosen as the first overseas interns to work for the Chinese industrial giant

New UOL Masters in Refugee Studies

The University of London will shortly welcome students to its first ever distance learning Masters in Refugee Studies

Hashtrack is ENVY of York

A first year Computer Science student has won the Outstanding Business category at Exciting New Ventures at York (ENVY) comp

Signs of the times

Lindsay Burnham of Astley describes the challenges of providing a comprehensive wayfinding solution for Durham University

Campus experience winners announced

Our campus experience survey, in conjunction with Aramark, revealed some great insights into the sector - and some winners...

Lessons in procurement

Keeping a school clean is a high priority, as is finding the right cleaning contractors to do the job, says Carl Robinson

Check out the facilities

This year’s Education Facilities Forum brings together specialists and decision-makers from across the facilities management industry

CLV takes to Facebook

To truly engage with its residents, Campus Living Villages has launched an exclusive student competition via Facebook

Raging Bull races into Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire has partnered with local clothing firm, Raging Bull Sportswear, to supply a range of sportswear

Solar Decathlon heats up

Sustainable city of the future created by universities from across the globe at Palace of Versailles

HOUSE is a home in Nottingham

Zero carbon ‘HOUSE’ designed and built by students ‘comes home’ to the University of Nottingham

Watch: Festival of Education video

The EDQ team travelled to the recent Sunday Times Festival of Education - and found a whole host of exciting innovations on offer

Green solution for white goods

Recycling4you is taking the concept of reuse and recycling to the next level in universities. Here they explain more...

What parallels can we make?

Giles Poyner, owner of brand design company Holman Group, highlights the lessons we could learn from operators who sell themselves well

Lancaster engineering building tops out

A topping out ceremony has been held by Eric Wright Construction for Lancaster Uni’s new engineering building

Global chef event for Sheffield

On 9 and 10 July chefs from around the World arrive in Sheffield for the 17th Annual Skills for Chefs Conference

Students celebrate sports funding boost

Students at Sheffield Hallam University will have more chances to play sport thanks to new National Lottery funding

July edition of IET is out now!

The July issue of Independent Education Today magazine is now available to download from our website and app store

Funding strengthens UK/Rio links

Nottingham and Birmingham have signed a pump-priming agreement to work with leading research institutions in Rio de Janeiro

Balfour completes Plymouth workshops

Balfour Beatty has delivered a new £6 million state-of-the-art workshop block at Plymouth College of Art

£65 million facility for Liverpool

The University of Liverpool and Unilever will open the £65 million Materials Innovation Factory (MIF) to accelerate research

NUS: More help for foreign students

The National Union of Students has released new research which calls for more financial security for international students hit by hardship

Inspired in Birmingham

Birmingham City University has launched a festival showcasing the brightest emerging talent in the arts across Birmingham

Educating Berkshire

EDQ Managing Editor Hannah Oakman reports from the recent Sunday Times Festival of Education, held at a sunny Wellington College

Call for RIBA education nominations

RIBA seeks nominations for the Annie Spink Award, presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to architectural education

£10.4m Brum student scheme starts

GB Building Solutions starts re-developing land at the former Bristol Road Ambulance Station in Selly Oak, Birmingham

New £6.6m student hub in Bristol

Construction of a new purpose built Students’ Union building at UWE Bristol is due to start at Frenchay Campus

Make the world want your website

Olly Willans, Founder of digital agency Torchbox, shares his thoughts on what makes a great university website

A haystack of needles

Prof. Amir M. Sharif, Acting Head of Brunel Business School, discusses how to address student engagement

UB July edition out now

The July edition of University Business magazine, the Green issue, is now available to download from our website and app store

York to host Google Apps event

A Google Apps for Education event at the University of York has attracted delegates from across Europe and the UK

Chinese universities join MOOC market

UK-based social learning platform, FutureLearn, will partner with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Fudan University to create free online courses

Are cashless campuses the future?

New payment methods are growing in popularity among students, and universities need to keep pace with change by offering alternatives to cash

MBE for Nottingham careers expert

Former Deputy Director of the Careers and Employability Service at The University of Nottingham has received royal recognition

Inspiring women in sport headline BUCS

The stage is set for the annual BUCS Conference, powered by StarTrac, hosted by Swansea University

This time it’s personal

Reutlingen University in Baden-Württemberg, southern Germany, uses personal learning to increase engagement beyond the classroom

Breaking rank

From carbon footprints to electric cars, Luke Evans takes a look at a few of the leading lights in the green revolution

UK graduates, Europe just starting school

By Wouter Onclin, Research and Programme Manager at The Class of 2020 reports from the recent LD Property Student Housing event

Partners for success

Professor Mary Carswell, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University, looks at ensuring students are ready for employment

Reduce footprint - increase brainprint

Tim Pryce, Head of Public Sector at the Carbon Trust, discusses the role UK universities can play in carbon reduction

Aiming high with impact

Professor Kevin Warwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research at Coventry University, looks at investments for the future

Green ICT for the future

There are two challenges for today’s switched on university: winning hearts and minds over to energy reduction, and keeping equipment cool

Seeing the green light

The HE sector will, no doubt, wish to consider how best to reduce energy costs. Jason Prosser from Veale Wasbrough Vizards examines the issues

Full time feasts

Peter Walters, Keele University’s executive chef, calms our World Cup nerves with some barbecue-style treats

The green green glass

The drinks industry has been quick to capitalise on the demand for organic offerings and now many brands offer sustainable alternatives

Catering with kindness

As students become more concerned about their impact on the environment; disposable catering products are more than a throwaway issue

CBE for Huddersfield Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, Professor Bob Cryan, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday list

VIDEO: Universities Week in action

Universities Week has produced a video to highlight how university museums engage the public with research

Best group accommodation at Canterbury

The University of Kent in Canterbury has won Group Travel Organiser’s ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ for the 7th year

Volcanic eruption for Universities Week

London’s Natural History Museum lit up as a team of researchers reproduced a volcanic eruption live from the centre of the capital

Bath Spa unites creative minds

Bath Spa University recently played host to higher education institutions from across the world looking to boost the liberal arts

Leading scientists take over new green lab

The University of Nottingham has appointed three top experts to lead the new GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory

Surgo wins Newcastle Uni contract

Surgo Construction appointed as principal contractor on a scheme to build and refurbish Catherine Cookson extension and social hub

Derby UTC seeks planning permission

Planning application submitted to Derby City Council for the development of Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (UTC)

Bath Uni’s low-carbon initiative

A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment at the University of Bath was launched on May 29

Research success for UWTSD

A Welsh university has cemented its place as a global leader in the research and development of enterprise education

New Bournemouth International College

A ground breaking ceremony has marked start of work on a new educational and residential facility for international students

Challenge appeal of far right extremism

Pioneering Welsh youth organisation is coming to the University of Huddersfield to share ways to work with young people

Software solutions for the future

Dean Dickinson, Managing Director, Advanced Business Solutions, looks at the issues of working across the education spectrum

Aberdeen Aquatics Centre opens

The £22m Aquatics Centre, which opened in early May, is the second phase of the Aberdeen Sports Village development

Top of the Apps

Apps for Good has announced finalists in the Apps for Good Awards 2014, to inspire students and find young digital entrepreneurs

Little white lies common on grad CVs

Embellishing qualifications is 'common practice' to improve job prospects, according to new HEDD research

BPF lobbies for UK bill change

The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed a recent change made to the Immigration Bill following lobbying by the body

Reward for Sheffield researchers

Three leading academics at the University of Sheffield have won ESRC awards for the outstanding impact of their research

FutureLearn spreads global reach

FutureLearn welcomes seven new university partners as it grows line-up offering free online courses in Africa, Asia and Europe

Nothing 'common' about new Bath facility

Distinguished Academy Award-winning film producer Lord Puttnam opens Bath Spa University’s new academic building

Good vibrations with BCU

Birmingham City University is featuring in a national campaign to highlight the real value of university research

Two key appointments at Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton has announced the appointments of two new Deputy Vice-Chancellors

How to 'Be Human'

The School of Advanced Study, University of London has announced a new flagship humanities festival, ‘Being Human’

Downing Street award for Coventry

Coventry University’s business school has been awarded a prestigious accolade at 10 Downing Street

Festival of Education meets Brunel

A series of free talks and interactive sessions have been organised by the University of Bristol’s Graduate School of Education

Compass launches self-assessment

Compass Computer Consultants launches ProSAR to help colleges streamline the self-assessment of their courses

MOOCs in the making

Rebecca Paddick takes a look around the FutureLearn HQ at The British Library, and finds out what’s next for the UK’s first MOOC provider

Australian student debt could double

Universities Australia has called for a rethink on the design of the proposed changes to the student loan programme

New development bank for Wales?

An independent panel has been set up to explore feasibility of a development bank for Wales, chaired by Professor from UWE Bristol

New College Dean for Derby

Professor Malcolm Todd has been appointed as the new Dean of College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences at Derby University

Black Sabbath star to teach at Coventry

Tony Iommi, lead guitarist of Black Sabbath, will be sharing his songwriting secrets with music students at Coventry University

A rich history of innovation

Corning Incorporated has had several innovations that have transformed our world since the Edison light bulb

Getting to grips with Gorilla Glass

Dr. David Loeber from Corning LargeCover Glass, explains how Gorilla Glass is enhancing the functionality of educational products

New data centre for MMU

MMU has introduced a new, high density data centre to improve the reliability of IT services and reduce environmental impact

Work starts on Derby sports centre

G F Tomlinson has started work on the University of Derby’s new £10.8m sports centre at its Kedleston Road site

Turley delivers De Montfort masterplan

Planning consultancy Turley has secured planning approval for a refreshed campus masterplan for De Montfort University

Threats and challenges for uni estates

Sweett Group bolsters its higher education team as AUDE survey reveals concerns over quality of university estates’ building stock

Event inspires girls to study medicine

Students converge on Bristol for a special conference which aimed to encourage girls into careers in medicine and biological sciences

Listen to the music

Researchers from Birmingham City University will evaluate the importance of music education as part of a new four year project

World-class “green” on a budget

How can university estates teams deliver accommodation that is more environmentally sustainable while remaining affordable?

‘The A Team’ helps community with IT

Budding computer experts from UWE have helped 15 local organisations with website or IT issues as part of their final year studies

Leeds Met launches new leader centre

A new centre to address the need to develop excellence in leadership has been launched at Leeds Metropolitan University

June edition of B4E is out now!

The June issue of Building 4 Education magazine is now available to download from our website and app store

UWE graduate wins architecture cover

UWE Bristol Masters graduate Efisio Nicolò Sabiucciu has won a prestigious design competition for the cover of Mark magazine

June edition of IET is out now!

The June issue of Independent Education Today magazine is now available to download from our website and app store

Big eco box ticked for BCU

Birmingham City University has won a ‘Big Tick’ as part of the prestigious Responsible Business Awards 2014

Unite expands in Portsmouth

Unite Students’ regional development activity has continued with a new Portsmouth acquisition, offering 830 new beds

Global centre of gravity shifts east

Vince Cable has written to UK business leaders urging support to increase student mobility to China in a new British Council move

Grand designer

Building 4 Education asks interiors specialist Steve Dickson about current trends and developments in the world of interior design

On the crest of a wave

The £19million Marine Building at Plymouth University features a world-leading hydrodynamics laboratory

Adapting to analytics

Dr Paul Dowland, Senior Lecturer at Plymouth University asks: how can universities use learning analytics to adapt their teaching?

New for Oldham

Oldham College is undergoing a transformation as it invests more than £30million in a wide range of new buildings and facilities

Pinewood Studios gets online

The Open University and Pinewood Studios are to work together to produce a free online course for the film industry

Study: 'green exercise' benefits health

Children who are exposed to scenes of nature while exercising are more likely to experience health-enhancing effects

Timber systems are BREEAM 'excellent'

Stewart Milne Timber Systems deliver sustainable accommodation at Stirling Uni quickly despite site challenges

Now for something completely different...

Ben Berry, Founder of The StudyBed Company, tells us about their innovative products for student living

TV school joins MOOC market

Social learning platform FutureLearn and the National Film and Television School (NFTS) join forces to offer free online courses

Why private HE is better for society

Rona O'Brien explains why private sector HE institutions have the potential to make a difference in encouraging diversity

Goldsmiths architect shortlist revealed

Shortlist of architects chosen to put designs forward for the Goldsmiths Art Gallery at Goldsmiths, University of London, confirmed

New £42m Leicester Centre for Medicine

The University of Leicester has showcased its biggest ever development project at the Heartbeat Ball 2014

Nottingham boosts China relations

The University of Nottingham has played a major role in the recent UK-China High Level People to People Dialogue event

Time at the bar on campus?

The NUS has launched a new pilot programme that seeks to create a social norm of responsible alcohol consumption by students

The painful underbelly of uni life

Gloria Moss from Buckinghamshire New University looks at the impact higher living costs and tuition fees are having on today’s students

Notts launches sustainability MOOC

If you want to learn about how you can help shape the future of the planet, the latest online course from Nottingham might be for you

Major student survey shows key insights

New Higher Education Policy Institute and Higher Education Academy survey finds 86% of students are 'satisfied' with courses

HE award for unsung tech heroes

University technicians have a major impact on the teaching and learning experience of any higher education student

Futurelearn expands to The Netherlands

The University of Groningen is the latest international institution to offer free online courses on social learning platform FutureLearn

Behaviour is the new internet

Tomorrow’s internet is already here, says Prof. Amir M. Sharif, Acting Head of Brunel Business School

Virgina Commonwealth new arts institute

Virginia Commonwealth University announces new Institute for Contemporary Art, an exhibition, performance space and laboratory

Students say IT is vital

New research from VMware has highlighted the vital impact students believe technology has on their university lives and future careers

Aramark praise from 10 Downing St

Aramark's charitable partnership to provide clean drinking water to people in Africa has been recognised at Downing St awards

York student wins top award

An enterprising University of York student has received the prestigious Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award

70% of students want to leave UK

Seven out of ten British students would choose future away from UK - with weather, quality of life and government as reasons

Facilities boost for Greenwich

An important new addition to the Greenwich Campus will soon open its doors to students, including the UK's largest landscaped roof

Taking protection to the next level

Superior access control within student accommodation is a necessity and systems must be designed to ensure students feel safe

Cambridge doubles up on data protection

Schools from the University of Cambridge can for the first time store essential research databases to a secure, offsite, replicated data archive

College hosts launch of Chefs' Forum

Celebrity chefs gathered at Westminster Kingsway College to celebrate the launch of The Chefs’ Forum

College Court scores RIBA hat-trick

Three more accolades for Leicester University, including Building of the Year, follow RICS award earlier this month

Food and the city

Staff at Harper Adams University are launching a free, online course focusing on the sustainability of urban food systems

Kingston gets animated about opera

Thousands of opera fans across the globe will be able to enjoy six short films inspired by two famous operas this summer

IDENTify: the Social Identity Lifecycle

How can universities engage with pre-applicants to build lifelong relationships with students? Tom Eggleston explains

New institute set to open in Marbella

Marbella International University Centre promises exciting new futuristic approach to higher education

Coventry in new relationship with UN

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Coventry University and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

Next gen student living concept launched

WCEC Architects has launched a dedicated student accommodation division creating a new concept for the next generation of students

Edinburgh win for FCB Studios

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to design University of Edinburgh’s School of Biological Sciences Laboratories and Hub building

Global HE expert joins Bath Spa

Bath Spa University has appointed Dr Sarah McKenzie as academic director of Bath Spa Global, its new international approach

Leeds College of Arts has best facilities

Leeds College of Art has won the What Uni Student Choice Award for the UK university with the Best University Facilities

Sheffield voted top for student happiness

The University of Sheffield is UK number one for student satisfaction in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey

York awarded for online tutorial

The University of York’s Careers team has won a top accolade at the 2014 Blackboard Catalyst Awards for its online Employability Tutorial

Getting ahead of the game

Online and social media has revolutionised the way in which the graduate recruitment industry is able to work

A glimpse of the future

CUBO chair Frances Stone discusses some of the findings of the recent Unite Living & Learning 2034 report

A diverse student mix

Aaron Maskrey, Head of Business Information at Global Student Accommodation Group in Dubai, on the key issues in the region

Bull and Warwick join forces on big data

The new partnership is set to help organisations identify and act on big data commercial opportunities

Derby green car in Shell Eco-marathon

A battery-powered ‘eco car’ designed and built by University of Derby students is ready to hit the roads of Rotterdam

Sheffield launches Festival of Life

Life Festival is a celebration of work by the University of Sheffield’s medicine, dentistry and health researchers to improve lives

Britain 'shooting itself in the foot'

A major report from Hobsons shows that the UK is falling behind in the global race for higher education

Capitalising on mobile

From simple apps to online coursework, the ‘unplugged’ student is connecting in new ways, says Demetra Katsifli

Unite Students join The Class of 2020

The Amsterdam-based Class of 2020 has welcomed Unite Students into its expanding European network

Jisc competition now open

This year’s Jisc Summer of Student Innovation competition is now open for entries from digitally savvy further and higher education students

Renovation nets architectural award

University of Leicester's new conference centre and hotel recognised by Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Boost for women in STEMM subjects

The University of Nottingham’s School of Life Sciences has been given the Athena SWAN silver award for the first time

Turbo charged in Huddersfield

Huddersfield University launches the UK’s only university research group to specialise in turbocharging

Better access to South Korea research

Thomson Reuters collaborates with National Research Foundation of Korea to showcase the region’s research in Web of Science

UK top universities revealed

Results are in from the Complete University Guide 2015 - with the University of Cambridge topping the list again

StudentCom's boots are made for walking

StudentCom Management Team is taking part in Trek 50, a 50 mile charity hike, and are embarking on more training for the big day

MP visit for Bath Spa's Artswork Media

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls MP visits Bath Spa University’s Artswork Media as part of a day long trip to Bristol

University Business: June issue out now

Our June 'Admin issue' is now available to download for free from our website and app store - all the latest HE news and views

Nottingham secures £162m new support

More than 1,200 PhD students will have their studies funded thanks to record levels of funding success at Nottingham University

City to be inspired

A new arts and creative media festival hosted by Birmingham City Uni will take place across Birmingham this summer

De Montford joins with Unite Foundation

De Montfort University and the Unite Foundation will offer five scholarships to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

Cengage Learning forges new partnership

Cengage Learning partners with Celebrus Technologies to understand how students use digital course materials in classroom

Nottingham secures £162m funding

More than 1,200 PhD students will have their studies funded at the University of Nottingham, thanks to record levels of funding

Smart cities for the future

A global initiative to encourage the world’s leading cities to become ‘smart’ has received a big boost from Sheffield University

Global uni partnerships honoured

Global Innovation Initiative Grants awarded to 23 university partnerships in the US, UK and Brazil, China, Indonesia and India

HE teaching standards ‘poor’

A fifth of students (19.6%) feel that teaching standards at their university are ‘poor’, according to a new research

Fear of sports failure leads to 'choking'

A new study by Coventry University and Staffordshire University shows that anxiety makes almost everyone more likely to slip-up

Sheffield development is a real diamond

The University of Sheffield has revealed the name of its new £81 million building at the heart of the campus – The Diamond

Staffordshire announces new Chancellor

Staffordshire University is using the occasion of its Centenary year to announce The Lord Stafford as its third Chancellor

Planning approved for DMU campus

Planning permission has been secured for the new Fletcher Complex at De Montfort University in Leicester

Protecting our oceans – are you on board?

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is getting ready for World Oceans Day, taking place on Sunday 8th June

Islamic centre set up in Malaysia

A Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research (CIBFR) has been established at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Streamlining the supply chain

Competitive advantage is created by designing menus that customers are most likely to be drawn to because of the uniqueness of an item or deal

A taste for success

With students demanding food that is cheap and quick without compromising on quality, the challenge for caterers has never been greater

Smoke on the water

The smoking of seafood has been widely practised for generations, both on a commercial scale and by many chefs. Seafish’s Andy Gray tells us more

Savouries in the sun

With the hope of a flaming June, how about some ‘al fresco’ dishes? Peter Walters, Keele University’s Executive Chef, creates the perfect picnic

Investing in HE marketing

According to Justin Shaw, more value is being placed on university marketing in response to higher fees and increasing global competition

Solving the housing crisis

Architects from the University of Sheffield will put forward their solutions to the current housing crisis at an event this May

Shared services: a brave new world?

Gareth Edwards and David Hansom, from leading national education law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards, look at sharing services across HE

Mobilising your stationery

Tech is vital to a university's administrative functions, and presents opportunities to revamp both the front-of-house and back-office

The challenges of university leadership

Professor Andrew Kakabadse addresses the challenges faced by university leaders in an increasingly diverse marketplace

WATCH: Campuslife on jobs for students

In a brand new video for University Business, Campuslife presents its latest take on the issues of student employability

Bringing home the gold

Compass’ culinary elite stepped up to the plate at ExCeL, London, to showcase their team spirit and award-winning talents

UCU stamp out casual contracts

Members of the UCU are taking part in a day of action to draw attention to the number of HE staff employed on zero-hour contracts

South Weston success

Top performing college in the South West secures HE status and positions itself as a pillar of Weston’s economic growth

Cambridge dining hall refurbished

Trinity Hall is celebrating the launch of its newly refurbished dining hall, following an extensive project lasting seven months

Stepnell awarded Oxford library contract

Rugby-based construction firm Stepnell wins £5.9 million contract to refurbish and extend the New Library at Magdalen College, Oxford

Strategic Thinking

An increasing number of universities are outsourcing their services in a bid to cut costs and improve the student experience

How to... get stuff done

Increasing efficiency and productivity can produce revenue-boosting results. Emily Perry, Director of Purple Cubed explains

Grow, reuse, upcycle, learn...

Eco by Birmingham City University Students’ Union (BCUSU) aims to help students live more sustainable lives

Building your brand

UK universities are beginning to employ the services of specialist branding agencies in order to raise their profile

Two sides of the same coin

Gloria Moss, Professor of Management and Marketing at Buckinghamshire New University, gives us a view from the inside

Salford appoints new Chair of Council

The University of Salford has confirmed the appointment of the Rt Hon Baroness Beverley Hughes of Stretford as its new Chair of Council

Restaurant Wars joins Skills for Chefs

Aiden Byrne from the BBC’s Restaurant Wars joins the line-up at the Skills for Chefs conference, organised by The University of Sheffield

New online tool for academic research

The Cultural Institute at King’s College London has launched a free web resource that will put academic research to work in the cultural sector

Cambridge Uni worker homes go ahead

Proposals for Cambridge University key worker homes at the North West Cambridge Development have been approved

Birmingham City Uni building's new name

‘The Curzon Building’ is the latest development in Birmingham City University’s multi-million pound estates plan

Don’t give me coffee and TV!

Survey: connected students would prefer to give up coffee, TV, eating out and sex over their smartphones

Newcastle puts tech first

The fitness suite at Newcastle University’s Centre for Physical Recreation and Sport has undergone a major equipment upgrade

South Bank’s digital transformation

London South Bank Uni to invest more than £14.8 million to transform student experience through personalised education

Bath Spa retains QAA Quality Mark

Bath Spa University successfully meets the expectations of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for UK higher education

The value of lean construction

How value in the design and construction of schools, colleges and universities can lead to early programme delivery

Higher Ed networkers gather

The higher education estates (hee) forum, a business meetings forum specifically for key players in the sector, takes place on June 19-20

South Korea’s Postech tops global league

Times Higher Education has published its 100 Under 50 2014 report, looking at the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years

Committing to a sustainable future

Lucideon is helping higher education to boost brand, reputation and student appeal across the board

Top UK young restaurant team

The finalists for 'UK Young Restaurant Team of the Year 2014' have now been announced, part of this year's Skills of Chefs event

Stop treating masters grads as one group

The differences between part-time and full-time Masters graduates are great and treating them as one group is misleading

Derby new digital music channel launch

Fresh talent from the modern British Asian music scene is being captured on film at the University of Derby

Major networking for higher ed facilities

Rise in demand for top-quality higher education facilities calls for stronger business relationships – it’s time to network

Allotments key to sustainable farming

Soils under Britain’s allotments are significantly healthier than intensively farmed soils says Sheffield University

SALTO secures new-build at Bath Spa Uni

The latest on-campus development at Bath Spa Uni is a new ‘Commons’ building, featuring access control provided by SALTO Systems

Living through an info revolution

University Business Managing Editor Hannah Oakman learns lessons for the future at the Ellucian 'March to modernity' conference

Joining the BREEAM team

Trailblazing low-carbon research labs at the University of Nottingham have received BREEAM’s highest accolade

Employers and colleges should talk more

A new report hopes to ignite stronger links between colleges and employers to better equip both to combat rising skills shortages

Current developments

Reducing the voltage of a school or college’s electricity supply using voltage optimisation technology can cut carbon emissions

Huddersfield joins Santander HE network

Santander will grant £32m to UK universities over the next three years as part of its long-term commitment to higher education

Learning on screen names winners

The UK’s leading educational media productions were announced at the Learning on Screen awards at London’s BFI Southbank

A flawless implementation

StudentCom has delivered on time and on budget for the University of Exeter's digits media services across campus

New laboratory LEEDs the way

The GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory of Sustainable Chemistry at Nottingham Uni sets new standard for sustainable development

Building a pricing organisation

David Smith, director at Simon-Kucher & Partners, gives his take on pricing strategies for UK higher education

All in it together

A project to create new accommodation for Chelsea College of Art & Design is giving students the chance to collaborate with developers

Portsmouth invests £9 million in facilities

The Portland Building at the University of Portsmouth is undergoing a major refurbishment to improve the student experience

It’s a bubble, but not as we know it

Multi-sensory technology that creates soap bubbles, which can have images projected onto them will be unveiled shortly

The talent super highway

David Doherty, Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities and Business looks at developing talent pathways into HE

Sheffield Uni engineering building opens

The University of Sheffield has officially opened a new £21million development led by Graham Construction

Tuition-fee savings 'highly uncertain'

Government reforms to HE finance currently estimated to save little, and long-run impact on public finances is uncertain

Student tackles hazardous waste in Nigeria

A Business Entrepreneurship student from Northampton is tackling hazardous waste by launching a social enterprise in Nigeria

Paying the piper and calling the tune

Mohamad Djahanbakhsh discusses how HE can improve student retention using intelligent timetabling and resource management tech

BDP to design Suzhou Business School

BDP wins commission to design International Business School at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU) south campus

Planning granted for Factory 2050

Plans to create a £43m centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing at Sheffield Business Park have taken a big step forward

City University prepares law grads

City University London has introduced a compulsory Graduate Market and Employability module for all LLB Law first year students

Nottingham launches marine Academy

The IAMET has been officially launched at a ceremony at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)

Student ‘house-hunting’ habits

Less than half of students consider their accommodation good value for money, according to a new survey

Make a success of Clearing with C3

The university Clearing process is more pressurised than ever before. In order to secure fee income, student recruitment targets need to be met

Birmingham Conservatoire develops

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB) appointed as the designers of Birmingham City Uni’s Birmingham Conservatoire

University praised by Lord Mitchell

Lord Parry Mitchell, Labour’s Enterprise Adviser, visits Nottingham to meet staff, students and entrepreneurs at the University’s Innovation Park

Work to start on education centre

Buckinghamshire New University will hold a sod-cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the start of work on a £16.5m education centre

Northampton opens office in KL

The University of Northampton's International team has recently finalised arrangements for a regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Online tool to support postgrads

A new website to help prospective postgraduate students find the right courses is to be developed by the four UK higher education funding bodies

10th anniversary of Nottingham in China

Celebrations have begun to mark the 10th anniversary of The UNNC — the first foreign independent university campus in China

CUBO Awards 2014 shortlists announced

CUBO is delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for the 3rd annual CUBO Awards, taking place on 3 July

Hello…good buys

Damon Jones looks at some of the diverse frameworks available which improve purchasing prowess and consolidate ethical standing

Win your international share

Mark Ferguson reviews the latest developments in international UK higher education institute funding and the challenges ahead

A business-engaged university

Swansea University acting director of research and innovation, Ceri Jones, outlines the University’s key role in supporting regional growth

Student learner or student customer?

Every university will need to balance the principles against income says Prof Amir M Sharif, acting head at Brunel Business School

#weareinternational wins 100th supporter


A campaign led by the University of Sheffield to show crucial value of international students to the UK now has backing across the board

Food glorious food

The first ever Bristol Food Connections festival runs from 1 – 11 May 2014 and University of Bristol will host a series of events

Derby set to receive multi-million boost

The University of Derby will receive millions of pounds from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to fuel business expansion

GSL boosts King’s College

A £40m university scheme has been put forward as an example of best practice for the Government Soft Landings approach

Cutting costs without cutting quality

Patrick Truss finds out how universities can provide high-quality, yet economic IT infrastructure

Nottingham show for young researchers

Research by students as part of their undergrad studies will be on show at an international conference at Nottingham University

The value of university endowments

Rachel Tonkin, Senior Associate at VWV, explains how to adopt a total return approach to investment of university endowments

Making the most of your seafood

Seafish’s Andy Gray takes a look at how to check that the fish and shellfish you are serving to your customers is of the highest quality

Inspiring young scientists in York

A new science outreach centre at the University of York aims to enthuse visitors of all ages about modern science

Lincoln College signs deal in Saudi Arabia

Lincoln College has officially signed the £250m contract to establish three technical and vocational training colleges in Saudi Arabia

Payback time for students…or not?

New Sutton Trust and Institute for Fiscal Studies report forecasts major repayment issues for graduates and universities ahead

Cybercrime experts converge on Coventry

Leading figures in cybercrime prevention will head to Coventry University in May for an information security event

Closer Australian-Japanese ties boost

Universities Australia is backing the push by the Federal Government to accelerate university education and research links with Japan

Time for tea

It is vital that operators maintain high standards in their tea offering, with an expanded range of blends and outstanding service

Creating a coffee experience

The number of coffee shops on campus has been growing in recent years, demonstrating the popularity of these versatile venue

Casio launches first Ultra Short Projector

Industry leaders in lamp-free projection, Casio is bringing highly anticipated UST model to join line-up of mercury-free products

Top dog on campus

With consumers experiencing increasingly hectic lifestyles, take away menu options are a growing trend

Happy campus

Caterers must work hard to keep students on campus. We spoke to leading companies and brands to learn some tricks of the trade

Big changes in English HE say HEFCE

The report shows strong recovery in the number of students entering full-time undergrad courses in 2013-14: up 27,000 on 2012-13

Russian Ribs

David Russell, Managing Director at the Russell Partnership, recalls the company’s recent work at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Through the mists of time

A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist will be unveiled at an international conference later in April

States increase collaboration

Michaela Brighella from EQUELLA discusses the importance of a regional approach to centralised online learning content

Boris Johnson launches MedCity

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a major new medical research and translation initiative, at Imperial College London

Students’ app breaks into charts

A team of students from The University of Nottingham have now broken into the app store’s top 100 puzzle chart with their free app Bricks

Sony Vision Presenter PWA-VP100

Each new generation of students has a stronger natural affinity with technology as a learning mechanism than the last

A unique vision

Nicolas Berg, strategic marketing manager, presentation and communications, at Sony Europe tells us about the Vision Presenter solution

Banking on Bangor

Campus expansion plans at Bangor University have received £45m backing from European Investment Bank

Facilities high on students’ agenda

New report on the student experience discovers eight out of 10 UK students rate facilities as a key factor in choosing a university

Tech courses on the rise

Engineering, technology and computer science-related degrees have seen the greatest rise in UCAS applicants this year, according to new figures

A sustainable success story

Gary Mills, Business Development Manager, Leafield Environmental, on how sustainability in HE shows no sign of slowing down

NETpositive conference success

The NETpositive Conference brought together partner institutions who have been piloting an innovative new tool: NETpositive Student.

Pause for sport

Andrew Kane from FaulknerBrowns Architects makes a case for investing in sustainable university sports facilities

Glazing the roof

Richard Lowe shares some of the latest insights into rooflight specification for schools and other educational facilities

Integration, integration, integration

Schools & colleges are increasingly seeking efficient whole building solutions for climate control. Heat recovery systems can be the answer

Farewell to the traditional student...

Hannah Oakman reports from the 2014 ASRA annual conference, held on campus at the University of York

EAUC drives the sustainability agenda

The EAUC is holding its 18th annual conference in May and offers a range of sessions on all aspects of sustainability

New Huddersfield site for UNITE

Student accommodation firm UNITE has topped out new Huddersfield property, ‘Saw Mill’, with construction partner Watkins-Jones

One Planet MBA students on global effort

Following the inaugural One Planet MBA Sustainability Challenge, this year’s competition is open to students and potential corporate partners

'Keep it Clever' campaign launched

Universities Australia has developed a ‘keep it clever’ campaign, to ensure suitable investment for universities in the future

Crowdfunding boost for York projects

The UK’s first bespoke university crowdfunding platform YuStart has brought success for three projects at the University of York

Share, learn and replicate!

The Green Gown Awards 2014 is set to be a showcase of inspiring sustainability initiatives from across the HE sector

Art for art’s sake

Architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ new building at Manchester School of Art fosters innovative collaboration in a modern environment

HE economy input increases by 24%

Universities’ generated £73bn of output and accounted for 2.7% of all UK employment, according to a new report from Universities UK

Seafish announce fish smoking courses

Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy will be running a new fish smoking training course at Duchy College

New Vice Dean at Exeter Uni med school

The University of Exeter Medical School is delighted to welcome a new senior member of staff to preside over medical education

Radio wristbands keep track of children

University of Derby develops tracker wristbands to help reduce the risk of losing individuals when in large groups

Surrey adds £1.4 billion to UK economy

Through its own Research Park, the University of Surrey has also supported almost 16,200 jobs in 2013/13

Food show targets university caterers

The Caffè Culture show is the perfect place for University caterers who are contemplating changing their hot beverage offer.

The personal touch

Looking to invest in sporting equipment? The Sports & Leisure Facilities Forum offers an opportunity to meet suppliers on a 1-to-1 basis

Decline in global demand for English HE

HEFCE analysis shows first dip in international student entrants to English higher education courses in nearly three decades

Achieving sustainable laboratories

Uni’s can reduce carbon emissions & save by improving their labs, says Andrew Eady, director at Temperature Electronics Ltd

Wearable tech impacts HE

The majority of UK universities admit they are unprepared for the impact of wearable devices on their IT infrastructure

Sustainable future for Scottish Uni’s

Scottish universities and colleges have received support from the Scottish Funding Council to create a sustainable future

New leader for SETsquared

Simon Bond has been appointed as the new head of leading UK university business incubator, SETsquared

LSE sets up new SouthEast Asia centre


The London School of Economics and Political Science has received a large donation from a prominent graduate Prof Saw Swee Hock

Keep your beer pipes clean

Students at Coventry have been working with a science and technology firm on a new solution to a problem faced by pubs and bars

Your views matter!

Fill in our survey today to offer your opinions on the future of the university campus and its role for tomorrow's students

£6bn coffee market remains buoyant

Rob Gower, Sales Director at Costa Coffee, assesses the importance of offering variety to students to keep them on campus

Engineers for the future

The University of Derby has launched a new Masters degree (MSc) in Innovative Engineering Solutions in partnership with employers

Next generation Brunels at Bristol Uni

Talented Bristol pupils explored the worlds of science as part of a special programme to inspire the city’s next generation

SAS starts search for top data scientist

SAS, a leader in business analytics software and services, has launched its first data scientist competition in the UK & Ireland

Unite wins planning on prime London site

The 263,000 square foot scheme has a forecast total development cost of £93 million and yield on cost of 8.8%

Seafish launch The Seafood Guide

Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, launches the ‘must-have’ seafood manual for chefs, caterers and seafood enthusiasts

Video now a ‘must have’ in HE

Over 500 respondents affirm that video improves learning outcomes and is now a ‘must have’ for higher education

LJMU targets international students

Liverpool John Moores University is targeting a three-fold increase in non-EU international student numbers with the help of Study Group

Stem far-right beliefs for good

The Think Project, co-written by Huddersfield’s Professor Paul Thomas, has been unveiled at the House of Commons

HEFCE allocates £3bn to HE

HEFCE will allocate £3.88bn to 130 universities and HE colleges and 212 FE colleges for the academic year 2014-15

Brum signs deal with Warwickshire CCC

Birmingham City University has signed a deal to become Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s first Official University Partner

Chefs warm up to frozen food

A new survey conducted on behalf of the BFFF has revealed that 95% of chefs and caterers are now stocking and using frozen food

Robert Gordon University expands

The construction phase of a project to build a £9.5m extension at Robert Gordon University has started

NW Cambridge project moves forward

North West Cambridge development designs approved for community centre and university key worker homes

FCH completes £30m student studios

FCH Architects' £30 million Lyra Court development in North Acton includes over 200 student studios

Alumno go-ahead for Birmingham project

Planning permission has been granted for the £40m City Locks landmark redevelopment scheme in Birmingham

College contributes £185m

The financial impact of Lincoln College on the local economy has been revealed in a report published by a team of analysts

Value for money

David Smith, director at Simon-Kucher & Partners explains how we can adopt a more value-based approach to pricing

Raising standards

Professor Susan Price, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan, tells us about the university’s culture of continuous improvement

Making it green

The University of Portsmouth decided to work with ICT specialists Stone Group, to securely recycle its old, unwanted IT equipment

Should students be in charge of tech?

Now that HE income is tied so closely to fees, and fee income to student satisfaction, Nicola Yeeles asks: should students be in charge of tech?

All in the planning

Polly Reynolds looks at changes to the planning process and the implications for higher education institutions

Admissions conference 2014

UCAS is looking forward to welcoming colleagues from the HE sector to the 20th Annual Admissions Conference this April

Flat – but full of flavour

Seafish’s Andy Gray provides an insight into the various species of flatfish to be enjoyed by UK diners

3D cinema for Coventry campus

Coventry University now has a state-of-the-art 3D digital cinema facility on campus thanks to Saville Audio Visual

A study in seduction

Universities today need to tempt prospective students with luxurious, innovative learning environments, as Paul Dimery discovers

Bradford Uni gets STEM Passivhaus

GB Building Solutions to deliver UK's first Passivhaus and
 BREEAM ‘outstanding' accredited educational building

Realising the value of HE refurbishments

Tony Cahill, executive director at Vivark, tells us how sustainability can drive real value on any refurbishment project

Bradford Uni gets STEM Passivhaus

GB Building Solutions to deliver UK's first Passivhaus and
BREEAM ‘outstanding' accredited educational building

Balfour tops out Surrey education project

Balfour Beatty tops out £6.7 million education and student accommodation scheme in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Big ideas win Clinton seal of approval

Nine Edinburgh students have been invited to take part in a global conference hosted by the Clinton Foundation

LHA Torquay House topped-out

LHA Torquay House, a 13-storey, 157-room tower for the LHA London charity, was officially topped-out on March 18

League tables are king to foreign students

A major new survey shows many universities are failing to understand what international students want from higher education

New film shows visa issues for students

A film was launched at the House of Commons to help talented global students get to grips with applying for study in the UK

Willetts:overseas students worth £10bn

Hannah Oakman reports on all the key issues from the Universities UK International Higher Education Forum in Victoria, London

Lord Coe praises 'phenomenal' SU site

Olympic legacy ambassador Sebastian Coe officially opens new Students’ Union building at Nottingham Trent University’s City site

London Met students top UK fundraisers

Students from London Metropolitan University have been named the UK’s top fundraisers in a competition run by The Prince’s Trust

Oh I'm the King of the Swingers...

A Derby University study suggests ‘New men’ happy to change nappies and carry babies around are just following their animal instincts

Students do the math

The University of Findlay is launching an online total degree cost calculator to help students see total cost of learning

Sheffield staff hit record high

The University of Sheffield has revealed it has passed a major milestone with staff numbers crossing the 7,000 mark

Coventry names vice-chancellor and CEO

Coventry University has appointed its acting vice-chancellor John Latham to the permanent post of vice-chancellor and CEO

Hop to it

Peter Walters, Keele University’s executive chef, serves up a delicious rabbit recipe to help put a spring in our step

At your service

University catering is changing on a regular basis. Luke Dormehl discovered the trends re-shaping today’s HE kitchens

Securing the future of Fairtrade

The availability of ethical foodservice products has improved beyond recognition. James Roberts, joint-managing director of Peros, reports

Delivering big and acting small

Companies that start small with tailored unique products now have the ability to enter the mass market, explains David Russell

Sustainable events from Bucks New

Buckinghamshire New University announces new course to shape the future of event and festival sustainability management

Thomson Reuters launch Metrics Mania

Competition shows which American university competing in the national college basketball championships leads in scientific research

Get reading with UWE

UWE Bristol and South Gloucestershire libraries have teamed up to make it simpler for the public and students to use library services

Low carbon base wins top BREEAM title

A low carbon building dedicated to research into sustainable energy has been named BREEAM’s Education Building of the Year 2014

Sutton Valence graduates’ design win

Two former students from Sutton Valence School, now studying interior design in London, have picked up a prestigious design award

FutureLearn teams up with ACCA

University of Exeter Business School will develop the first MOOC accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Universities UK responds to OFT findings

Universities UK has responded to findings of Office of Fair Trading (OFT) report into undergraduate higher education in England

Royal speaker for Skills for Service

The 3rd Annual Skills for Service Conference organised by The University of Sheffield will have a Royal Household link this year

Depression costing Europe £77 billion

LSE and King’s College report suggests employers need to do more to tackle mental illness and limit costs to business

‘Exemplar’ of accommodation approved

Initial approval granted for plans described as “having the potential to be an exemplar of student accommodation”

The Hague attracts student investment

This summer, Class of 2020 partner The Student Hotel is set to open a new project in The Hague

New Birmingham housing complete

Clegg Construction has completed a £13.25 million student accommodation project of three blocks in Birmingham

Kaltura releases video app for Canvas

The University of Utah pioneers the market with its deployment of the new app and expands use of Kaltura’s Education Video Solutions

Student experience changing face of HE

Justin Beck, Vice-President, Education at Online Video Platform Kaltura urges universities to get to know their student base better

Looking ahead to Universities Week 2014

Plans are well underway for Universities Week 2014, taking place from 9 to 15 June across the country

Read all about it - University Business

The April issue of University Business magazine, the Estates issue, is now available to download from our website and app store

York showcases latest screen innovations

A new annual event to be held at the University of York will focus on current developments in television and feature film

Educate with artwork

We expect our educational environments to inspire and motivate, but are these learning spaces doing just the opposite?

What’s the future of MOOCs?

The success of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) centres on finding a business model that works

How to read… a mind

A new online course from the University of Nottingham looks at how we read and model fictional minds

Coventry showcases engineering prestige

The engineers of the future will be showcasing their skills at an industry backed competition at Coventry University this month

Bucks offers degree at Aylesbury College



Buckinghamshire New University is to teach a Business Management degree at its partner organisation, Aylesbury College, from May 2014


Festival of science and engineering

Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering kicks off later this week with a variety of events for schools and the public

Oscar joy for graphic design graduate

Former University of Derby student Rob Garner is part of Oscar-winning team behind blockbuster film Gravity

Open University appoints new Chancellor

The Open University has appointed Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho as its new Chancellor, succeeding Lord Puttnam

Sussex joins Lime Venue Portfolio

Lime Venue Portfolio, the UK’s largest collection of unique venues, has added the University of Sussex to its venue collection

New Dean for Bath Spa’s education school

Dr Kate Reynolds brings her experience to Bath Spa University as she is appointed Dean of the School of Education

Top advice from Middle East students

Students from two of the world’s driest Arab states travelled to Derby to share plans to improve an undeveloped city green space

‘The internet: what next?’ asks IET

On the web’s 25th anniversary, the Institution of Engineering and Technology calls for worldwide debate about its future

University helps businesses’ tech leap

University of Nottingham is awarded £1.2m in funding to help growing businesses develop technologies and ideas

Tottenham UTC unveils vision of future

Tottenham Hotspur players visit state-of-the-art University Technical College for teenagers set to open in September

Student creates Japanese language game

A love of Japanese culture inspired University of Derby student to design a computer game that teaches the language

Nottingham’s Raleigh immortalised

Famous bicycle factory featured in website and smartphone app launched this week by University of Nottingham

Using evolution to solve design problems

An international study will increase understanding of how evolution works – and how we can mimic it to tackle a range of 21st century challenges

Bournemouth pioneers pre-paid card tech

A new pre-paid money card concept that rewards responsible student spending has been introduced at Bournemouth University

SME funding boost from Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has picked up funding worth £1.2m to help six small/medium sized firms develop new technologies

Sports names open hi-tech scanning suite

Top sports names, including British Olympic runner Eilish McColgan, launch a new service for athletes at the University of Derby

Bison precast chosen for Glasgow project

Bison Manufacturing will supply its precast concrete components for two new campuses at the City of Glasgow College

Kemper System helps Huddersfield Uni

Liquid roofing specialist Kemper System has helped enhance both biodiversity and energy efficiency at Huddersfield University

A new disclosure regime for pensions

Mark Poulston provides an overview of the new pensions disclosure regulations and their impact in the university sector

Leeds College of Building project on track

GB Building Solutions has started work on Leeds College of Building's new £16 million education and training facility

Leicester goes for Passivhaus option

Bidwells project manages the UK's largest non-residential Passivhaus building: Leicester Uni’s new Centre for Medicine

Education for a Wi-Fi nation

In the 50+ years the University of Bradford has existed, the students it serves and the world in which it exists have changed drastically

Still a place for careers advisors in HE

As debate rages, the University of Derby says evidence shows careers professionals should still be central to young people’s futures

The sky’s the limit … or is it?

The theme of International Women’s day 2014 is an opportunity to reconsider the capabilities on which business success rests, says Gloria Moss

Fixing world's biggest biomedical issues

The University of Sheffield has unveiled two ambitious research projects to address some of the world’s biggest biomedical problems

Networking for Higher Ed professionals

Stable Events will be running its higher education estates forum, at Whittlebury Hall Hotel on the 19-20 June.

London on top

London has more prestigious universities than any other city in the world, according to a respected global ranking

LSE offers new executive courses

Short courses targeted at global executives dealing with emerging new challenges in business will be on offer at LSE

Survey shows HE travel buying trends

Fresh insight into the travel buying behaviour of universities and colleges is released via Key Travel’s annual client survey.

Talking sex in Huddersfield

Exploring if modern media forces people to adopt hyper-sexualised lifestyles, identities and appearances, often against their will?

Managing the IP migration

Universities need to consider having the ability to support diverse communication channels as they weigh up the options for IP migration

Exchange at Facilities Management 2014

The new Facilities Management event at the NEC (11-13 March 2014) will feature seminars called The Exchange

Facilities Management's ‘Day in the Life’

Facilities Management 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham on 11-13 March 2014 will feature special seminars called ‘A Day in the Life’.

CLV and Arlington acquire Opal assets

Campus Living Villages (CVL), together with Arlington, has purchased a UK portfolio, formerly part of the Opal Student Property Group

Glion launches Summer Academy

The Glion Institute of Higher Education has launched a London Summer Academy for budding industry leaders aged between 16-18

Implementing value-based pricing

It’s never been more important to get your pricing right, says David Smith, director at Simon-Kucher & Partners

UK slides down list of top universities

Times Higher Education publishes 2014 World Reputation Rankings – the definitive list of the world’s 100 most prestigious universities

University of the People accredited in US

This accreditation 'validates continued emergence of innovative, low-cost approaches to high-quality education on a global scale'

World’s most powerful chip from Leeds

A team of University of Leeds researchers have taken the lead in the race to build the world’s most powerful terahertz laser chip

Amsterdam: next Euro student capital?

The Class of 2020 conference reports back on its main findings and recommends some important improvements

2014 Academic Reputation Survey launch

The Thomson Reuters report fuels the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and informs research institutions

Sheffield land deal boosts hi-tech future

The University of Sheffield has signed a deal to secure 50 acres of land at Sheffield Business Park to create new tech companies

Coventry to counter cyber criminals

Coventry University is playing a leading role in a new £3m research programme tackling cyber criminals who use malicious apps

UCAS triumph at Cloud Awards

UCAS was a winner at the inaugural UK Cloud Awards, after successfully moving their service into a resilient cloud environment

Teaching clocks up unpaid overtime

Teaching and educational professionals are the group of workers most likely to be putting in unpaid overtime, new data reveals

Future-proofing communication

The University of Bristol has future proofed its communication infrastructure by investing in a new ‘SIP ready’ multichannel platform

Championing sustainability

Manchester Uni has set up a network of specialist advisors to ensure that sustainability remains at the heart of its estates strategy

A whole world of design

Many campuses are in need of a radical overhaul if they are going to attract talent from overseas, says Andrew Kane

Monash unveils first free online courses

Learners from around the world can register to learn about Creative Coding and The Science of Medicines via Australian university

Scalable security saves time and money

Steve Jones from global surveillance company Synectics, explains how surveillance technology is helping universities make savings

Honours all round in Huddersfield

A leading clergyman, joins professors and knights among the people set to be honoured in 2014 by the University of Huddersfield.

Spec your system

Document management systems speed up response times while improving finances, says Tracy Brobyn, pre-sales consultant at Ellucian

Skating on thin ice

Last week, academics at Cambridge called on the university to change the way it appoints staff. Gloria Moss gives her take on the current system

Global logistics giants gather in Derby

Logistics Week at the University of Derby will show the benefits of working in the £93 billion logistics industry

Education sector data loss rises

Almost half of respondents to a survey at Bett 2014 admit to losing portable storage devices containing confidential data

Collective boost for Ealing students

PLP Architecture to transform a dilapidated London office block into new student and mixed-use accommodation

Town Hall’s student makeover

Alumno gets green light for sympathetic redevelopment of London landmark Southwark Town Hall

Balfour starts £23m Sheffield job

Balfour Beatty commences work on seven-storey £23 million Sheffield Hallam University Institute of Education

Push to Print

The changing nature of academic publishing. By Prof. Amir M. Sharif, acting head, Brunel Business School

Don’t let work become a pain

Rishi Loatey, from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) discusses the impact technology can have on our necks and backs

Future of higher ed marketing

A London-based conference will look at the future for marketing campaigns and strategy in higher education this April

CUBO appoints new Chair

Frances Stone, director of residential and commercial services at the University of Leicester, has been appointed Chair of CUBO

Advancing Choice, Enhancing Quality

A London-based event will focus on Higher Education Provision 2014: Advancing Choice, Enhancing Quality in May 2014

Elior awarded top Scottish catering job

Elior UK has secured a five-year catering contract with The University of Dundee - one of Europe’s leading universities

#Stand by me in Sheffield

Students at Sheffield have launched an international selfie campaign
 to celebrate international friendships

Sodexo records shifting attitudes

Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has announced the findings of its ten-year anniversary University Lifestyle Survey

Student opportunity funding cuts

Kerren Daly, Partner and Head of the Education sector at national business law firm DWF, looks at the impact of cuts on higher ed

International students: global outlooks

UK universities are a huge draw for international students says Professor Amir M Sharif, acting head of Brunel Business School

Beyond statement - what future for SEN

There’s much discussion of measures to help young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Nick Valentine investigates.

Off the books

As print publications begin to leave the library, Luke Evans looks at how universities are making room for the digital age

Digs for the future

University Business managing editor Hannah Oakman interviews James Pullan, head of student property at consultancy Knight Frank

Cinema restoration gets green light

The restoration of the UK’s first cinema, at the University of Westminster in Regent Street, has been given the go ahead

Inspiring students to learn through tech

The University of Bath is making higher education even more engaging for its students thanks to technology from Sony

£10m sports centre for Derby

A new University of Derby sports centre is set to open in the first of 2015 at the university's main Kedleston Road site.

Work starts on Sheffield Hallam building

Balfour Beatty has started work on a £23m contract to construct a building in the heart of Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter

Save a fortune on travel

Top tips for getting staff moving for less from Andy Speller, Managing Director of travel management company Key Travel

Beating executive education challenges

While demand for Executive Education has steadily grown, not all are capitalising fully on this opportunity, says Georgie Cameron

Full STEM ahead for fun science expo

Spy codes, super powers and hi-tech crime-busting will be among the interactive attractions at a University of Derby science exhibition

Staff call for action on
 gender progression

Senior members of the University of Cambridge are calling for a debate on gender progression within the higher education sector

Network benefits for Plymouth

Comtact has implemented Aurora, its network monitoring and management software at Plymouth University enabling real-time detection

STEM subjects for disabled students

Access to STEM subjects could be available to students with learning and print disabilities thanks to government funding

Tech firm wins £60 million HE framework

European Electronique has strengthened its position within the higher education sector with a strategic framework win

Swansea University digitises student life

Swansea University has launched an innovative new microsite documenting student experiences, alumni stories and life in Swansea

Sea store

This month, Andy Gray from seafood authority Seafish, offers some handy hints and tips on how best to store and cook seafood

A shore thing

Peter Walters, Keele University’s executive chef, shows us how to mix the old and the new with some seasonal selfish and citrus fruits

Speedy sales

Luke Dormehl spoke with some HE catering departments to find out about the revolution happening in point-of-sale technology

UKactive launches ‘One Big Thing’

The nationwide initiative, in partnership with BUCS, aims to end low physical activity participation rates in the student population

Graduations at risk in marking boycott

The UCU is planning a marking boycott that would disrupt final exams and stop the assessment of coursework

Turkish ‘culinary’ delight

The 17th Annual Skills for Chefs Conference, to be held in Sheffield this year, will certainly have an international flavour

The signs they are a-changing

When the University of Sheffield opened its Information Commons in 2007, it was looking to convey a sense of ‘fresh thinking’

UWE Bristol advises on Future of Cities

A Professor at UWE Bristol has been appointed to lead one of the strands of the new Foresight Review on the Future of Cities

UWE Bristol’s BIM initiative

From design to demolition: UWE Bristol launches new MSc to help meet stricter construction protocol

New £4m fund launched in South West

Businesses across the South West could cash in on a £4m funding programme, run by the University of the West of England

Australian universities need to compete

Universities Australia has welcomed the Australian Law Reform Commission Report on Copyright and the digital economy

House of Commons Hansard ‘Big Data’

Professor Lesley Jeffries uses ‘corpus linguistics’ to bring Government information to the public for ‘Big Data’ debrief project

New Zealand embraces edtech

Mark Dashper, facilitator for faculty of education at the University of Auckland, tells us about New Zealand’s edtech framework

Business and academia collide

Academics and senior business leaders met at the first Ideas for Leaders service, helping businesses improve managerial practice

Sweett on campus

David Keith from the Sweett Group talked to University Business about the group's expertise and current projects in education

New future for Chesterfield building

The University of Derby has purchased a Grade II listed former school in Chesterfield to support its growing presence in town.

Is the price right?

HEIs must get to grips with pricing and address what value for money they offer students, or risk losing out to competitors

Contactless security set to transform HE

Paul Taylor from Allegion, discusses Near Field Communication (NFC) and the impact it could have on the higher education sector

Sony launches 4K at ISE

Sony launches its 4K visual presentation solution, Vision Presenter PWA-VP100, at Integrated Systems Europe 2014

ISE attracts record attendance

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) cements its reputation as the most popular event for professional AV and electronic systems integration

Wolverhampton gets a First Class

The University of Wolverhampton has been ranked as one of the most environmentally-friendly universities in the country

Feeding tomorrow’s city

An event set up by UWE Bristol’s Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments and partners, looks at food issues ahead

Buyer’s guide to tablet computers

Campuslife asked three students to test the most popular devices on the market to see how useful they would be to university life

Sheffield regeneration ideas

Regeneration expert, Marcus Westbury, will speak about transforming high streets across the world and work with students.

A great place to work

Emily Moore, people director at Purple Cubed, looks at how to create the perfect working environment

VWV reappointed to CPC panel

Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) has been reappointed to Crescent Purchasing Consortium's national legal services framework agreement

Eyes on the prize

Innovative website to help develop skills and advance careers in the arts and creative industries launches

Open all hours

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the once-traditional university open day. Patrick Truss reports

Responsible sourcing of seafood

The UK seafood industry plays a leading role in raising procurement standards, as Andy Gray at Seafish, reports

A fair deal for all

The Fairtrade movement continues to gain momentum across the higher education sector. Hannah Oakman finds out more

A new chapter for education in Sheffield

University officials have broken the ground at the site of what will become a landmark in education provision across the city

How IT can outsmart the intelligentsia

Francois Amigorena, CEO of IS Decisions, discusses how we can overcome those smart enough to get around security policies

Balfour delivers Loughborough upgrade

Balfour Beatty completes refurbishment scheme of 520 student accommodation spaces for Loughborough Uni

Cities and developers launch new projects

Wouter Onclin, Research & Program Manager at The Class of 2020, says international investors are still developing European markets

£21m Sheffield building open for business

The engineering graduate building at the University of Sheffield has been named after one of the world's leading female engineers.

Predicting the future for students

UNITE and the University Alliance has launched the first student living futures report: living and learning 2034

Key speakers confirmed for Jisc festival

Jisc has announced its programme including four headline speakers for its upcoming Digital Festival (March 11 and 12).

Aston award for Birmingham leader

Founder of IE Design Consultancy is amongst the first to be awarded the Visiting Industrial Fellowship from Aston University

What's Cool at ISE 2014

The Daily TV News caught up with Rebecca Paddick at ISE 2014, to find out 'What's Cool' at the show and to discuss the future of edtech

Newcastle student accommodation boost

Metnor Group secures £20 million to start second phase of Portland Green Student Village, east Newcastle

ISE day three: Lasers and video for HE

Rebecca Paddick visited the Prism stand at ISE where Laser Phospor Displays (LPD) are proving popular with the higher education market

Maths whizz O Briain heads for Ed Show

Stand-up comedian and STEM advocate, Dara O Briain, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the Education Show 2014

Software makes HE more personal

Jonathan Dempsey, Ellucian business development director, discusses how tech innovation can offer a new student experience

Lecture capture at ISE

Rebecca Paddick spoke to lecture capture experts Panopto about how its software is offering a core service to higher education

Generation Y grads choose freelance path

Britain’s top performing graduates are more likely to be attracted to ‘gigging’ – working independently as a freelancer

US undergrads choose UK

New HESA data shows a 28% increase in Americans pursuing full undergraduate degrees at British universities over the past 4 years

Business boost for Huddersfield

Hartley Group owner and entrepreneur Alan Lewis has joined the University of Huddersfield as Visiting Professor

ISE: A new dawn, a new day

It's day two of Integrated Systems Europe 2014, at the Amsterdam RAI, and Rebecca Paddick takes a look around the Samsung stand

National Cyber 10K launch

A new cyber security challenge launched by NCC Group will include judges from the University of Oxford and The Daily Telegraph

MOOC spotting at ISE 2014

Walking past the Panasonic stand at ISE 2014, Rebecca Paddick spotted a section dedicated to MOOCs, the online courses transforming HE

ISE opens doors in Amsterdam

Rebecca Paddick arrives in Amsterdam, where Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is now underway at the RAI

Advancing into education

Advanced Computer Software Group plc has acquired Compass Computer Consultants Limited (Compass) for £14.5 million

Optimising Space, Enhancing Learning

The bespoke Transforming the Higher Education Estate: Optimising Space, Enhancing Learning event is coming to London in February

A strong case for international students

Sheffield University students tell Parliament why international students are vital to the UK as Immigration Bill returns to Commons

UCAS figures show 4% rise

UCAS figures show that overall university applicant numbers are up by 4%, to 580,000, just below the record level of 2011

Helping students with e-books

Plymouth students will be the first to benefit from the Cengage Learning e-book bundle provided by the University

Cashless students

Chris Lyons, Managing Director at Systopia, discusses the benefits of cashless payment for student hospitality

Undergrad figures boost for University of Surrey

The University of Surrey has reported a 35% increase in undergraduate applications

Imperial College supports Create Lab

The Create Lab Venture Catalyst Challenge campaign is in support of student innovation and entrepreneurial spirit

Cardiff Met on track to save £1m

A five-year plan to cut energy and water consumption, in conjunction with the Carbon Trust is on track to make £1m savings

£30m accommodation boost for Bangor

A consortium of three companies has been selected to develop Bangor University’s residential site at St Mary’s

Going beyond sustainability

Jimmy Brannigan, a director at NETpositive Future, explains its new focus on sustainability for generations to come

The future is bright...

...if the funding is right, as David Coombe, director of conference planning at ARMA explains

Don't drop me now

With so much riding on it, it's no wonder that university retention rates are a hot topic, as Luke Dormehl discovers

Creating a career super highway

Want to know how to get moving in the job market? Here's a guide to driving your career forward from Jo Harley, director of Purple Cubed

Big data can boost student experience

Ruth Drysdale, eLearning programme manager at Jisc, explores data analytics as a great way to enhance the student experience

Beatles launch for education

The International Association of Music Colleges and Universities launches album in support of international education and UNICEF

Sport management degree in Sochi linkup

A postgrad degree from Coventry is the focus of a new partnership between the institution and the world’s only IOC backed university

True value of an MBA

Georgie Cameron looks at the value of an MBA qualification and the importance of cherishing your alumni

A success story for all

Staff and students at UWE were delighted with the outcome of their recent partnership with StudentCom

A chemical-free education

Carl Robinson of cleaning and FM specialist Nviro, discusses the use of chemical-free cleaning in education

Increased autism support in Sheffield

A Sheffield Hallam University lecturer is helping to transform support services to adults with autism in the city

FutureLearn grows MOOC offering

Eight brand new courses are available now on FutureLearn, the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs)

Meeting the E-Resources Challenge

A report by OCLC discussing effective management, access and delivery of electronic collections.

Harper Adams welcomes new Director

Harper Adams University is pleased to introduce Andy Jones as its Director of Learning and Teaching

Cambridge primary gets training status

University of Cambridge Training School to provide primary education on the North West Cambridge development

Sheffield uni opens doors to employers

The University of Sheffield's new AMRC Training Centre has opened its doors to local employers to showcase its state-of-the-art facilities

Call on me

Tony Charalambides, MD at Listen, tells us why telephone fundraising is one of the most effective channels for HEIs looking to raise funds

TA Triumph-Adler at Bett

Rebecca Paddick chatted with Shaun Wilkinson, UK managing director of TA Triumph-Adler, who explained the importance of data security

Microsoft at Bett

Rebecca Paddick caught up with Steve Beswick, senior director of education Microsoft UK, at Bett 2014

Sir Bob Geldof at Bett

Rebecca Paddick caught up with Sir Bob Geldof at Bett 2014 to talk about parental engagement and keeping up with tech-savvy kids

Apprenticeships for the future

Nearly 20% of all employers report that former apprentices are currently working in senior management positions

This year’s Bett: the best yet

Rebecca Paddick took a trip to the ExCel London, where this year's Bett show celebrated it's 30th anniversary

BETT winners announced

Comedian Jo Brand announced the winners at the Brewery London, with winners including Education City and Groupcall

London’s first Gazelle STEM centre opens

ADP’s Jubilee Building with Gazelle STEM Centre has opened at Barking & Dagenham College, London

Union supplies luxury student flats

High spec student apartments in Exeter have been fitted with almost 600 of Union’s Optimus3 modular lockcases

Politicians to speak at Ecobuild 2014

Ecobuild’s conference programme will include insights from Ken Livingstone as well as a range of other politicians

Maintaining control of print with Nuance

Bath Spa University is enlightened by a simplified and cost-effective print management service delivered by Nuance Imaging Print Solutions

Seminar for HE recruiters

A seminar for higher education recruiters on developing international student admissions will be held at the University of Reading

Hotel refurb for Newcastle students

Construction group Interserve completes refurbishment of Newcastle hotel to create extra student accommodation

Gender pay gap starts at university

Female graduates choose salaries up to £1,438 lower than male counterparts according to new findings from graduate-jobs.com

From Gove to Geldof: BETT 2014's here

University Business Managing Editor Hannah Oakman looks at the most likely things to excite and inform at this year's BETT show

Jisc launches Digital Festival

Jisc is offering five technology start-up companies the opportunity to showcase their products and services at its inaugural Digital Festival

CourseSmart links up with Nasseej

Digital content services company has joined with Naseej, a knowledge solutions provider in the Arab world

ʻStudent Centralʼ opens for business

The new University of Huddersfield’s £22.5 million Student Central building has opened months ahead of schedule

Ellucian acquires CampusIT

Ellucian has bought CampusIT, a provider of student management systems for higher education institutions in the UK and Ireland

Unite tops out in Camden

UNITE has celebrated the topping out of its new central London property, ‘St Pancras Way’, with construction giant Balfour Beatty

UK undergraduates drop 17%

Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show a fall in the number of undergraduates applying for UK university places

University recognised by equality index

The University of Sheffield has been recognised for its support for staff after being ranked in the top 100 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

Birmingham CU announces £58m plans

Birmingham City University has unveiled plans transform its environment by consolidating to two campus locations from 2017

UNITE acquires central Newcastle site

The UNITE Group continues its regional development with the acquisition of a central, 200,000 sq ft site in Newcastle

Facilities Management makes its debut

The first ever easyFairs Facilities Management opens its doors at the NEC on March 11-13 with a packed programme

Michael Gove to open Bett 2014

Education Secretary, Michael Gove will reinforce the UK’s role as world leaders in educational technology when he opens the Bett Show 2014

Building up to Ecobuild

March sees the return of Ecobuild: the world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the build environment

Surrey VC nominated for leader award

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, Surrey University Vice-Chancellor, has been shortlisted for the Guardian’s Inspiring Leader awards

Helping students stay healthy

The Compass Group UK & Ireland is raising health awareness with the support of Flora Buttery in a nationwide tour

Wood is good

Timber proved the ideal choice for a new energy-efficient development at Plymouth University’s Truro campus

Durham unveils landmark building design

Durham University has unveiled plans for a £10m new building to house its world-renowned Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics

Cooking up a storm at UCB

University College Birmingham Students’ showcase their products for AVA’s 2014 ‘Culinary Product Development Challenge’

IR’s security spinoff named Allegion

Allegion is the new name for Ingersoll Rand’s Security Technologies division following the spinoff from its parent company

Durham wins £10m funds for new centre

Durham University has picked up a £10 million investment from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership to fund a new innovation centre

Aramark extends deal with RGU

Aramark has grown its contract with Robert Gordon University, after the opening of its new Riverside East building

State of the union

Nottingham has a new landmark in the form of an impressive university development – a new students' union building

Slam dunk at Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire New University has linked up with Surrey United Basketball Club to offer sports and exercise science degrees



New architecture prof for Westminster

The University of Westminster has appointed Sean Griffiths as Professor of the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Funds and expert advice from RBS

Student Enterprise incentivised with £61,000 awards scheme and mentors from the RBS Enterprising Student Society Accreditation

More UK flood risk engineers needed

Recent flooding across the UK proves we need to train more engineers with specialist expertise in flood risk management says UWE

DISTINCTIVE approach to nuclear

A multi-million pound research project will combine expertise of the nuclear industry with ten universities to focus on key challenges

Aston saves CO2 with LED lighting

During a refurbishment of its IT labs, Aston Uni installed LED lighting and presence detectors from Tamlite Lighting

Northumbria Uni nursery wins top award

The building, home to the Northumbria University Nursery, has won a design award in recognition of its new premises

Fire education

Students are a particular fire safety risk group; Mike Wood offers some essential guidance on fire-resistant glazing

Ford partnership boost for Cardiff Uni

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships can be a huge benefit to higher education. Damon Jones spoke to Cardiff University to find out more

Tripleplay to launch video portal at Bett

Digital media software provider Tripleplay will launch its video portal integration for Moodle and Blackboard at Bett 2014

Leicester to strengthen Indonesia’s HE

The University of Leicester will share its expertise with a consortium of Indonesian universities to assist the nation’s higher education sector

Sports boost for Leicester students

Sports scholarships at the University of Leicester are helping student athletes to achieve their sporting goals

Sodexo picks up UCL catering contract

Major services company Sodexo has won a deal to provide retail catering and hospitality services at University College London

Nottingham Trent appoints new VC

Nottingham Trent University has confirmed the appointment of Professor Edward Peck as its new Vice-Chancellor

Cambridge accommodation gets go ahead

Designs for student accommodation at the North West Cambridge Development have been approved by local planning authorities

Top explorer will inspire at Bett 2014

Sir Ranulph Fiennes will share stories of his inspirational career at Bett 2014, the world’s largest technology in education show

Scottish universities team up to aid SMEs

Over 1,000 SME opportunities through new partnership between St Andrews, Edinburgh Napier and Queen Margaret Universities

EU sports boost for Gloucester University

A University of Gloucestershire led project has been given the approval of the European Commission in Brussels

A new year sustainable revolution

Reports from the Marine Stewardship Council show that university caterers are increasingly interested in sustainable seafood

Stronger UK-China higher education links

The British Council has hosted an event at the UK-China Business Summit to launch the Generation UK CEO initiative

£1.3m Derby scheme to boost UK industry

A £1.3m boost to help plug a UK skills gap in vital engineering skills has been announced by the University of Derby and the HEFCE

Swansea University boost from UNIT4



UNIT4 Campus selected to modernise administration in research, Post-Graduate progression, finance, human resources and payroll



New president for Imperial College

Professor Alice Gast will succeed Sir Keith O'Nions FRS as president of Imperial College London from September 2014

Boost for university libraries

Knowledge Unlatched has announced that the HEFCE will make grants to English universities which take part in a pilot scheme

Don’t flash the cash

A growing number of independent schools are realising the benefits that cashless payment systems offer

£2m investment in life sciences tech

The University of Liverpool successfully achieved bids for new equipment worth over £2m in its Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

LapSafe showcases new tech at BETT

Expert in managing mobile computing will be showcasing its self-service laptop loan lockers for university libraries at the BETT Show

Nottingham's campus revamp plans

Ambitious plans to transform the heart of Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton campus have been unveiled

Conference calls

The Education Innovation Conference and Exhibition offers a packed programme for anyone interested in education technology

Recycling rates will rise in 2014

Recycling rates at UK universities reached record highs in 2013 and show no signs of slowing down says Leafield Environmental.

Filling the skills gaps

Active IQ is a dynamic and flexible Ofqual-approved Awarding Organisation (AO) specialising in the Active Leisure Sector

Students head to DIGS

DIGS has long been considered the leading choice for both current and prospective students when it comes to making accommodation choices

Leading the way for learning

Prof Brian Cox is just one of the keynote speakers inspiring educators from across the independent sector at the Education Show 2014

University finance - was 2013 fruitful?

David Barnes, Partner and Head of Higher Education at Grant Thornton UK LLP, looks at the financial year that was and 2014 plans afoot

Learning to trust biometrics

Many education institutions are yet to realise the potential of biometric technology in meeting UK Border Agency proof of attendance requirements

UCL launch Big Data Institute

University College London and Elsevier launch the UCL Big Data Institute to explore new ways to better serve needs of researchers

What’s trending in tech?

If you're really looking for a part of HE that is changing, literally on a daily basis, you will find it in technology

The digital campus

An online future for the UK higher education sector. By Precedent head of strategic research Adrian Porter

Caring and sharing in the future

Jonathan Dempsey, Business Development Director at Ellucian, looks at the evolution of the shared services concept

University websites need design shift

Professor Gloria Moss at Bucks New University looks at the influence of gender on university website design and the affects on users

Funding boost for local students

Financial support is on offer to local students entering postgraduate courses at Coventry University as part of a new initiative

Free AV Resources from the BUFVC

Sarah Allen-Reading from the British Universities Film & Video Council discusses the organisation's free audio visual resources

Beyond the borders of distance learning

Learners of today expect instant delivery of content, with rapid and seamless upload regardless of their campus location

Record number accepted into HE

A UCAS report paints a picture of increased recruitment at the UK’s universities and colleges following a dip in 2012

Bath leads trials of 3D drawing software

Bath Spa has become the first British University to trial a type of 3D drawing software during a week of workshops

Cheap as chips

University Business explores the important issue of cooking on a budget for students and university caterers alike

The wonder of Shellfish

Shellfish are a worthy addition to any menu. Andy Gray from Seafish, takes a look at a few of the more commonly available species

Beware Chancellors bearing gifts

Mike Boxall, an expert in higher education at PA Consulting Group, reflects on the issue of student quotas raised this autumn

£20m refurb for Sheffield Union

The refurbishment of University House, Sheffield University’s students’ union complex on Glossop Road, has completed

New Salford Institute for dementia launch

The University of Salford is launching a new research institute dedicated to improving the lives of people living with dementia

Thomson Reuters supports ToMMo

The Intellectual Property & Science part of Thomson Reuters has linked with Tohoku University’s Medical Megabank Organisation

Transforming your organisation

Holly Edwards, support assistant at Purple Cubed shares some top tips for improving your business in 2014

Celebrate chip week 2014

Chip week provides the perfect opportunity for pubs, restaurants and catering outlets to highlight their quality chip offerings

m-hance release white paper

Lessons learnt: How ‘business insight’ can help drive new efficiency & more sustainable procurement in the education sector

UCA unveils refreshed learning space

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Farnham has officially opened its newly refurbished Elaine Thomas Library

Top contract win for Advanced Learning

Advanced Learning has picked up a new £425K contract to supply timetabling software to the University of Westminster

Leeds and Toolwire join forces

Leeds Metropolitan University has launched a series of virtual learning tools in conjunction with experiential learning company Toolwire

Sheffield up for three awards

The University of Sheffield has been recognised for leading the way on supporting international students and championing diversity

Holy Trinity students get Physic-al

Two students from Holy Trinity have been offered places at Birmingham University’s prestigious Physics Experience Week 2014

Industry award caps year for SETsquared

On the back of being named Europe's number one University Business Incubator, the SETsquared Partnership has won two industry awards.


£100m plus donated to British unis

A series of three of the largest donations in recent higher education history show that British universities maintain serious pulling power

£4.5m Loughborough research launch

MP Nicky Morgan has visited the university to look at a hi-tech laboratory seeking to improve heavy duty vehicle efficiencies

Future thinking

Craig Parker, head of product marketing at Fujitsu tells University Business how the company is tackling new challenges head on

Watch out: there's a robot about

Bristol Robotics Laboratory is joining other leading research institutions in a new robotics in open spaces project

Enterprise resource planning the future

ERP systems are vital to the long term future of higher education institutions says IT professional Martine Carassik

International student issues

International students bring valuable income but more responsibilities according to Michael Agnew at Ellucian

New support from Sheffield-led grant

Students studying at one of six universities are set to be supported in their postgraduate studies thanks to a Sheffield led grant of almost £3m

Keeping your head in the digital world

Developing online promises vast benefits as well as unheard-of dangers, according to the recent Online Educa Berlin event

Birmingham's Forum48 goes global

A delegation from Birmingham City University recently visited Chicago to address the global potential for cities in the future

The value of twitter

Nasen’s communications manager, Sean Stockdale, explains how to get the most out of the increasingly popular social networking site

Bett 2014 – technology at our fingertips

A preview of the 2014 BETT show, which runs from 22-25 January at ExCel London: the global meeting for the education technology sector

Clegg is battery powered

Nottingham-based Clegg Construction has started work on a hi-tech building scheme at Warwick University

Russell Group concern over cap end

The government’s plan to abolish the cap on student numbers altogether in 2015 could prove problematic

Video will rule campuses

Dr Shay David, Co-Founder at Online Video Platform Kaltura, looks at the issues of putting video at the heart of the campus.

The going green debate

Rebecca Paddick asks some of the sector's experts how sustainability will continue to change education technology

Birmingham City Uni’s green award

Birmingham City University’s new campus won the ‘Sustainability Award’ at a recent West Midlands awards ceremony

Keele launches virtual student advisor

Keele University will this week launch a free virtual student advice service, available to the whole HE sector

Facade boosts Sheffield’s students union

A striking new identity has been given to the Students' Union building at the University of Sheffield

Durham Uni completes Business School

GSSArchitecture has redeveloped Durham Uni’s world-renowned Business School, helping to promote movement and business activity

Lucky for some

As 2013 draws to a close, Rebecca Paddick looks at 10 of the best stories that left their mark on the sector

£2m social venture boost for universities

UnLtd, HEFCE, universities and entrepreneurship support organisations across England will build sustainable support for social entrepreneurs

New OU and CMI partnership

Open University Business School students and alumni will have a direct route to Chartered Manager status via a partnership with the CMI

Huawei to invest £10m in UK uni research

The deal will further strengthen the company’s partnership with UK’s education system by 2017 as well as building the global brand

New agreement paves the way for students

Birmingham City University has signed a progression agreement with the Open College Network West Midlands Region (OCNWMR)

Spring online campaign launched

Schools and colleges are being urged to help local people to ‘spring online’ in 2014, as part of the latest digital campaign

Westminster College saves waste

Students on the International Culinary Arts Diploma at Westminster Kingsway's Culinary School have taken on a new ‘weigh-in’ challenge

Balfour Beatty’s £42m student contract

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £42 million contract to build new student accommodation for the University of Birmingham

High spec student digs planned

A consortium including Graham and Kier has achieved financial close on a massive student accommodation project

UK university estates worth £27 billion

Last year universities built the equivalent of over four Olympic stadiums, according to a revealing report from AUDE

The lifeblood of enterprise

SMEs are increasingly important for business schools, acting as the lifeblood of enterprise in our society

New law scholarship for gifted students

The University of Law has announced its new ‘Law First’ scholarship scheme which will provide 74 awards worth a total of £300,000

Business schools and employers join up

Today sees the launch of a nationwide mission to review Britain’s business schools’ curriculum to help equip graduates with future skills.

UCAS crowned Euro social media champs

The UCAS social media team has been named 'Best in Europe for customer service', for support offered to student applications

Casting a wider net

The University of Exeter is looking at another demographic to boost student numbers as Rebecca Paddick reports

Vitae confirms more research excellence

Ten more UK universities have gained the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission

FutureLearn adds to MOOC offering

FutureLearn has added seven new titles to its web-based offering, including a number of courses aimed at building professional knowledge

Specialist measures

Bespoke classrooms: there’s no more sitting on the old school bench for today’s pupils, says our reporter Simon Fry

It's all in the planning

Universities have never had to fight so hard to attract the best students - and great architecture is a vital weapon in that battle

StudentCom signs up Sanctuary Students

Following the acquisition of Cosmopolitan Housing Group by Sanctuary Group, StudentCom has picked up a new five-year contract

Paris - je t'aime

Paris has been named the top student city for 2014, according to a new poll. Hannah Oakman asks pourquoi?

Five essentials for great SEO

Jonathan Saipe, Founder of Emarketeers and FIFO Digital Media, lends some top advice on boosting your SEO prowess

Car-share app from Coventry graduate

A Coventry University graduate has launched a free car-sharing app to help students get from A to B without breaking the bank

Student experience tops wish list

Findings from two new Capita surveys have shown 61% of HE staff believe that student experience tops the list for attracting students

The nation’s favourite

Regarded too often in media circles as being bad for your health, fish and chips is in fact a natural, nutritional meal, as Andy Gray reports

London students work hardest

Students at London universities work harder than those at universities outside London, according to new research from BlikBook

Electrifying innovation

As FutureLearn unveils a wave of new UK MOOCs, Damon Jones discovers how digital trailblazers are transforming pedagogy

A student food revolution

Susan Gregory, head of food at Nestlé Professional, discusses the fierce competition caterer’s face in today's market

Salford unveils £81m plans

The construction of a £81m student accommodation complex is starting at the University of Salford

Pi and Chips at Nottingham Trent

Nottingham Trent University is helping teachers boost computer science skills ahead of the 2014 curriculum change

Sporting strength at Surrey Sports Park

Jack-William Cantwell travelled to Surrey Sports Park to review today's Hammer Strength Clinic in a world-class sporting venue

Green successes for Bucks New University

Bucks New University has reached new green success, regaining the Carbon Trust Standard and gaining a Bronze Award from EcoCampus.

Fitness for life

Jack-William Cantwell heads off to the Surrey Sports Park for the Life Fitness event

Attending university in 2013-pros & cons

Weighing up the pros and cons of entering the higher education system in 2013.

jobs.ac.uk release study results

jobs.ac.uk announce results of a recruitment effectiveness study it recently carried out in collaboration with 8 UK universities.

Leeds universities unite

Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of Leeds have won a bid to bring a Teach First's residential training events worth £5.5m

Imperial supports innovation

Imperial College London has launched its biggest-ever campaign in support of student innovation and entrepreneurial spirit

Big data deal for Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters recognizes students for innovative approaches in managing Big Data

Connected learning experiences

Dean Vaughan, Head of Caring Services and Foundation Learning at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College on moving to the cloud

Teesside University expertise in KTPs

Businesses working with Teesside University through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are generating much increased annual profit

Architects picked for £90m LSE project

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have been selected to design LSE’s New Global Centre for the Social Sciences

Interactive uni guide from Middlesex

Middlesex University has launched a new interactive resource to help teachers guide their pupils through the university application process

Wales one step nearer low carbon security

The first Institute of its kind dedicated to sourcing and training Wales’ low carbon energy sector workforces of the future has launched in Cardiff

Coventry develops international links

Coventry University has entered into a strategic partnership with a leading university in Turkey – Kadir Has University, Istanbul

£15m gift helps forest research

A new Institute for Forest Research will be set up by the University of Birmingham to study the impact of climate change on woodlands

Taking a twist on traditional degrees

Northumbria University has launched a new programme in which students spend two years establishing and running their own business

Arts Team unveil new theatre

A new 200-seat theatre for the Arts Educational Schools, has been completed with the help of the Andrew Lloyd Webber foundation

CableCom growth supported by Inflexion

Managed and internet digital media services, Cablecom Ltd announced that Inflexion has become its new lead investment partner

Much needed help for Bristol student digs

The University of Bristol Students' Union has launched a new lettings service in a bid to help students find affordable housing

Coventry graduate up for award

A design graduate from Coventry University has had his very first commercial product shortlisted for a national award

Cyber security skills of the future today

Dr. Mark A. Harris, Assistant Professor at The University of South Carolina, looks at the issue of security in the BYOD landscape

Belief in healthy competition

An exclusive UB interview with Nigel Savage, CEO and President of The University of Law on developments in the university sector in 2013

Big changes ahead in student market

Dave Seaton, Student Recruitment Manager at The University of Bedfordshire, looks at the best and worst of 2013

Partnership in practice

Paul Chapman, Head of Engagement at Birmingham City University Students’ Union, explains more about its SAP scheme

Private partnerships

Andy Shenstone from Capita Consulting reports on how UK universities can combat reduced public funding and increased scrutiny

The University of Bath rolls out Wi-Fi

The service provided by The Cloud will be available to all non-student visitors and accessible from any Wi-Fi enabled device.

Cardiff science centre opens

Edwina Hart AM, Welsh Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, has officially opened the £30m Hadyn Ellis Building

Enhancing HE with SMS messaging

SMS text messaging is still a major player in the HE sector, and an ideal way for students and teachers to interact

IBM helps bridge cyber security skills gap

Lack of cyber security skills a major inhibitor to adopting emerging technologies like cloud, mobile and social networks

The power of the projector

Rebecca Paddick tests Sony’s first 3LCD VPL-FHZ55 Laser Projector

Student living for the future

Hannah Oakman reports from the Class of 2020 conference in Amsterdam: a meeting of the best minds in student accommodation today

University retains gender equality award

Sheffield Hallam University has been re-recognised for its commitment to gender equality by retaining its Athena SWAN bronze award

Graduate scheme boosts Chinese links

A scheme designed to give graduates the chance to teach English abroad has been launched by the University of Wolverhampton

‘Adaptability is key’

Santander UK chairman Lord Burns visited the University of Salford to discuss the importance of adaptability for business leaders

Green Gown Awards 2013

Derby played host to the higher education sector's sustainability leaders for the annual EAUC Green Gown Awards

University Business Beyond

The 'University Business Beyond 2015' Conference in the City brought HE strategists together to consider the future.

Education providers crucial for employers

Collaboration between education providers and industry has been flagged as crucial for employers looking to capitalise on new technologies

Awarding the green supreme

M42 here we come. Getting ready to make tracks to Derby for the annual Green Gown Awards.

De Montfort gets greener

Mark Group reduces De Montfort University’s annual electricity bill by £25,500 with installation of Solar Panels

Top award for student clean-up

A successful campaign to collect students’ unwanted items and donate them to charity has won a Community Champion of the Year Award

BCU acting graduate stars in Uni TV ad

Birmingham City University graduate Elliot Fitzpatrick will be the face of the University’s latest TV commercial

From flares to MOOCs

A look at how students have changed and adapted over the decades from insurance company Endsleigh

£55m project begins at Salford campus

Construction has begun on a state-of-the-art £55m building which will transform student life at the University of Salford

1994 Group closes its doors

The 1994 Group, a coalition of smaller research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom, has closed for business

Future of student living Amsterdam style

Hannah Oakman looks ahead to the Class of 2020 conference next week: crystal ball gazing from Amsterdam

Stepping up to the challenges in 2013

Campuslife spoke to University Business about the major shake-ups in 2013 and the outlook for the future in HE

Freedom Of Ideas at House Of Commons

The limits of academic freedom in UK universities will be debated at the House of Commons - 'Academic Freedom in Illiberal Times'

Sheffield Hallam unveils £6m sports park

A new sports park for football, rugby, American football, cricket and lacrosse has opened in Sheffield, following a £6m redevelopment

Berkeley First’s campus bags awards

Berkeley First is celebrating winning two awards for its student campus at the prestigious Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards 2013

Experts try move on accessible transport

Academics from Coventry University are working with policy advisors and disabled people to make public transport more accessible.

Superfast Wi-Fi for Plymouth students

Students at Plymouth University now have access to one of the fastest internet connections at any UK HEI

Leicester to create 500 paid internships

The University of Leicester is launching a new programme to create up to 500 paid internships per year

Bett Awards 2014 finalists announced

i2i Events Group and the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) have announced the finalists for the 16th annual Bett Awards

Jisc partners with The Cloud

The deal will allow universities to deliver public access Wi-Fi to guests who wish to get online whilst on campus

UCU for creative fundraising

The UK needs better thought out ways to fund higher education than raising fees says University and College Union

Where the world’s wealthy went to study

The degree subjects and universities that produce the most millionaires across the world have been revealed by SPEARS’s magazine

New food link up at Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth University IBERS has formed a new alliance with Wherry & Sons, the UK based producers of pulses for food use

Nottingham makes top 50 world ranking

Nottingham has made the top 50 in an annual global ranking measuring universities performance on graduate employability

Students satisfied with MOOCs

The majority of students undertaking MOOCs offered by the University of London are satisfied with course programmes

A great plaice to be

Now in its 26th successful year, The National Fish & Chip Awards, will be held on Wednesday 22 January at Lancaster London Hotel

Michael Rosen joins Goldsmiths

Children's author Michael Rosen plays a lead role in an innovative new children's literature course at Goldsmiths, University of London

Opportunities for all

An exclusive interview with Professor Sir Robert Burgess, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester

Tackling transitions in computing

A free event will focus on the challenges students often face when progressing to computing studies at university level

A new home for the next wonder material

Graphene, the thinnest material ever discovered, is to be given its own research centre in a world-leading development in Manchester

Apprenticeships: the good and the bad

People 1st has expressed a cautious welcome to changes to apprenticeships announced earlier this week

Maximising budgets with Misco

Misco provide a wealth of knowledge in solutions that fulfil the ICT requirements of education professionals

Digital media for student digs

StudentCom to deliver a full range of digital media services to the University of East London for the next five years

Sign up for Education Estates

Education Estates is an event for all involved in designing, building, maintaining and managing Britain’s educational establishments

BCS boosts Liverpool’s IT credentials

University of Liverpool’s online IT postgraduate programmes is the first to be awarded BCS accreditation

AMBA accredits Kingston’s MBA

Kingston University’s new Distance Learning MBA (DLMBA) programme has been awarded AMBA accreditation

Calling all industry professionals!

The brand new Facilities Management 2014 call for papers seminar submission form is now open. Deadline: November 15

Sheffield Hallam reaches new heights

A new £27m teaching facility in the grounds of Sheffield Hallam Uni's Collegiate Campus has reached a key stage in its development

Education Innovation Radio Broadcast

Thinking of coming along to the Education Innovation Conference & Exhibition on the 27th and 28th February at Manchester Central?

School online link-up

Birches Head Academy is working with students and staff from Staffordshire University’s journalism school to set up online outlet

Top marks for social science

Social science graduates are more likely to be in work than other graduates, says new report from the Campaign for Social Science

Students need fire safety lectures

Providers of student accommodation are urged to give their tenants ‘lectures’ in fire safety as part of their university welcome

Bronze food for life award

Organic Centre Wales joins Aberystwyth University in celebrating Local and Sustainable Catering at the University

New prosthetics centre

Paralympic swimmer Charlotte Henshaw was at the University of Salford to officially re-open its prosthetics and orthotics centre

Harper Adams sets Fairtrade example

University is currently celebrating the renewal of its Fairtrade status, having worked hard to promote Fairtrade products

Leaders share expertise in Birmingham

Representatives from leading educational commercial venues met in Birmingham yesterday, to share their knowledge of the sector

Shanghai celebrations

Representatives recently attended an event in Shanghai to celebrate The University of Nottingham’s wide-ranging links with China

Changing face of higher education

New HEFCE data shows how higher education participation has changed over time and by region, looking at both gender and geography

Recruitment is number one priority

An exclusive interview with Kathryn Jones, Director of Marketing and Communications, Birmingham City University

What’s the big secret?

Andrew Gallie, Associate at leading education law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards, talks us through the Freedom of Information Act

Horsepower for the palate

Keele University’s Executive Chef Peter Walters provides a tasty take on horseradish

Chef sizzles for Sausage Week

Putting a culinary spin on British Sausage Week (4-10 November) is hugely popular chef and TV personality, Simon Rimmer

BUCS links with Deloitte

British Universities & Colleges Sport has announced a new partnership with Deloitte, one of the UK's largest recruiters

Westminster launches competition

The University of Westminster has linked up with National Association of Students of Architecture, India

OFT to review higher education

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) plans to review students' consumer rights and university competition

Next generation QR codes

A spin-out company from The University of Nottingham is developing the next generation of easier-on-the-eye QR codes

Malaysian deal for Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton has signed an agreement to be formally linked with one of Malaysia’s top universities

True purpose of student residences

By Catherine Anderson, Director of Residential, Sport and Commercial Services at the University of Liverpool

Learning spaces of the future

The concept of Learning Space is becoming more important at every level of education. Nick Valentine explores...

State of the arts

Is the expense of studying the arts justified? Damon Jones muses over the future of the UK’s creative courses

Claim it! campaign launch

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has joined forces with national computing and disability charity, AbilityNet

Sheffield's new Pro Vice-Chancellor

Professor Paul Harrison will become Sheffield Hallam University's new Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

Students showcase fashion collections

Students at The City of Liverpool College showcased their hardwork during Liverpool Fashion Week.

Tomorrow’s technologies showcased

New inventions were brought together at an innovation expo held recently at The University of Nottingham’s Innovation Park.

App grants students remote access

A new Facebook app which enables users to share their computer screens with friends, has been launched by RealVNC

University places need to rise

A paper from the universities minister David Willetts is billed as his projection of the future of higher education in the UK

Top three digital takeaways

Hannah Oakman reports back from the recent UCAS Digital Marketing and Social Media conference in London

New SU unveiled at Nottingham Trent

Nottingham Trent University has unveiled its new Students’ Union building - which is expected to be one of the most impressive in the country

Work starts on UK’s first ‘green’ lab

Construction has begun on the new £20m GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at Nottingham Uni

Mature students need more support

million+ says there is a 'real risk that the benefits of studying later in life being lost in campaigns which focus on younger students'

The changing dynamics of HE

The rise of MOOCs is one of the most visible trends in HE today, and is set to make education more accessible at a lower cost

Marketing the future

Hannah Oakman looks forward to hearing more at tomorrow's UCAS Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference in London

Approval for UNIT4

The UK division of the global business software group has been selected as approved supplier for new Software Framework.

A positive response to change

An exclusive University Business interview with Ian Dunn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience at The University of Coventry

Supercomputer Iridis4 launch

The University of Southampton has switched on one of the most powerful supercomputers in the UK

Glion expands with new faces

The Glion Institute of Higher Education has appointed Georgette Davey as Dean and Liza Humphrey as Campus Director in the UK.

Showcasing fuel poverty technology

An entire street of Eco-houses at The University of Nottingham will be completed this month with the opening of the Mark Group EcoHouse.

College invests in catering tech

South Downs College has invested in a full-function hospitality EPoS system across its Restaurant and Café

1994 Group welcomes UUK review

The 1994 Group have welcomed the comprehensive review of part-time and mature higher education by Universities UK (UUK).

UUK reviews part time studying

Part-time students are a significant yet often overlooked part of the higher education system, with half a million undergraduates.

Wayfinding goes back to school

There’s a lot more to wayfinding than a few signs, argues David Watts, MD of CCD Design and Ergonomics

Fabric first for a greener future

How do colleges meet the challenge of delivering sustainable campuses that will attract students during a time of growing competition?

Security matters

VingCard Elsafe offers seamless and flexible security solutions for universities and student campuses

Simplicity's the key for SimonsVoss

Building 4 Education looks at how SimonsVoss’s digital system has transformed security at the University of Leeds

HE partnership for next generation

The Midlands Three Cities consortium is to receive a grant of £14.6m that will result in hundreds of new postgraduate opportunities

Business school plans get green light

Plans to create a new building to house the University of Wolverhampton Business School have been given the go-ahead

Students seeking private tuition

There has been a marked increase in university students seeking private tuition, according to Kensington & Chelsea Tutors

Coventry joins forces with Unipart

Linking up to develop a new Engineering and Manufacturing Institute on Unipart’s manufacturing site in Coventry.

Positive digital signs for Sheffield

Sheffield students’ union hit a record high of visitors last week after installing 20 digital 
signage screens.

Logical thinking

King’s College London saves £390,000 in energy costs with web-based energy-saving system for commercial buildings by Demand Logic

UEA launches first FutureLearn MOOC

The Secret Power of Brands is a ten-week course produced by the Norwich Business School at the University of East Anglia

Campus redevelopment gets underway

Latest development is part of the University’s plans to invest some £25m at the Bedford campus over the next five years

Funding student start-ups

Jonathan May explores the issues of crowdfunding in higher education and the many benefits it can bring

Class of 2020 conference

Exploring new opportunities in the growing continental European marketplace for student housing

New initiative from Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Collaborates with Technische Universität (TU) Dresden to Quantify Global Research Impact

Not just the T’s and C’s

Leanne Jones explains how her role in HE has helped her through tough times

Disabled students struggling in HE

Disabled students are struggling to take part in campus life with many universities still failing to offer basic support to help them to do so

CLV invests in Bournemouth University

Campus Living Villages has expanded its UK business with the acquisition of 704 beds at three newly built student accommodation blocks

Future of athletics in Sheffield secured

Sheffield Hallam University has secured the future of athletics provisions in the city giving the sport a new home

HE regulatory system ‘unfit for purpose’

Report has warned that lack of government legislation to improve the regulation of HE is putting students at risk

Student housing scheme raises standards

Students at Sheffield Hallam University are set to benefit from a new scheme focusing on accommodation

UK will remain top study choice

The UK will be one of the world’s fastest growing destinations for international students by 2024, according to a new report

SMART Interactive Board 885ix2

Combining the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer, and lets you deliver dynamic lessons

University boosts Chinese links with art

The University of Salford is to join forces with Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art to support the creation of new works

STEM Ambassadors have strong impact

Successfully combatting the predicted STEM skills shortage, pupils are 90% more likely to be interested in continuing to study STEM subjects

Wins for Berkeley First

Berkeley First is celebrating winning two awards for its student campus at the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards 2013.

Big data gets good figures at Warwick

The University of Warwick is part of a new £19.5 million programme to transform social science teaching in the UK.

Sports business finds winning formula

A business specialising in overseas sports programmes for gap year students is on the up at the University of Nottingham’s Innovation Park.

Google Apps framework confirmed

Landmark agreement makes it easier for colleges and universities to sign up to Google’s free cloud services such as Gmail, docs and spreadsheets

Celebrating educational media production

The Learning on Screen Awards celebrates excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning

Catch of the day with Seafish

A great chef is the key to any successful catering operation. However, some simple marketing skills are also essential...

A taste of what’s to come

A constant stream of new recipes and snacks are keeping our menus fresh and interesting reports Rebecca Paddick

£55m project for Salford campus

Construction has begun on a £55m building set to transform student life at the University of Salford by early 2016

Poor literacy and maths in UK countries

A major international comparison of adult literacy and numeracy skills has revealed poor results in England and Northern Ireland

Glare necessities

Are LEDs failing to create the comfortable lighting needed for classrooms? asks Colin Lawson from Tamlite Lighting

Procurement issues today

Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor at University of Northampton and Chair of Procurement UK looks at the facts

2013 shortlist announced

More than 150 students, universities and businesses from across the UK entered the Awards across eight categories.

Eric Wright completes Wigan UTC project

Eric Wright Construction is celebrating the completion of a 10-month project to build the new Wigan University Technical College (UTC)

France creates online learning portal

The French Ministry of Higher Education has launched France's national massive open online course (MOOC) and blended learning portal

Sparking creativity

Emily Perry – Head of Commercial Development at Purple Cubed looks at how to encourage fresh thinking

UWE and Bristol Zoo initiative to create conservationists

The new BSc Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science is the most recent collaboration between Bristol Zoo Gardens and UWE

Flexibility to face future challenges

Jonathan Dempsey, Business Development Director at Ellucian, explains how adding value to the student experience can meet income shortfalls

University cuts e-Learning IT costs

Italy’s first Open University moves to the cloud to free up resources and build an international platform

Student tea start-up brews up a storm

A new student-run tea company has been set up to supply Liverpool John Moores University with a new tea brand

Exquisite collisions

A visit to the new Birmingham Institute of Art and Design and School of Media campus at Birmingham City University proved an inspiration

New UCAS e-card sends advice and offers

Teenagers can sign up to the new, online UCAS e-card scheme to receive valuable advice about applying to university and college.

£400m boost for science

Pledge from UK government to boost key subject education for the future, including science and engineering studies

Stand out from the crowd by using cloud

MyDay provides easy access to the collaboration tools necessary to extend the reach of learning into the workplace

Sotech’s engineering exemplified

The University of Manchester’s Alan Gilbert Learning Commons library building, features Sotech-Optima FC rainscreen panels

Honeywell awarded contract at UMIC

Honeywell has been awarded a three-year service contract at the University of Manchester Innovation Centre (UMIC)

Firm has designs on new kitchen projects

Project:ff&e, the specialist provider of furniture, fittings and equipment, has been appointed to a trio of new projects and won a FIRA Award

Miller secures uni projects

Miller Construction has secured various projects to deliver learning facilities and living environments for five of the UK’s leading universities

Businesses back Technical College

MESA will be one of a number of education facilities earmarked for the £1.3bn Meridian Water development

State of the art ‘ward’ gives UWE Bristol healthcare students a head start

Launch of Skills and Simulation Centre at Glenside Campus, UWE Bristol

Two visions: Apple vs. Microsoft

Microsoft and Apple use Misco 2013 to present very different visions of technology in educational technology.

Video: Staying safe on campus

Campuslife give us the student take on staying safe on campus

BYOD at Misco Expo

HP IMC presentation at Misco 2013

Accelerating Edtech in London

City University London hosts launch of Europe's first Education Technology Accelerator programme

Launch from iVent

OnlineEd will help with online recruitment at universities

Brewdog launches beer school session

Freshers from Newcastle University will be taking part

Art in Your Park to transform university

An art exhibition with a technological twist is due to open at The University of Nottingham later this week.

Universities launch free careers app

A free careers app thas been launched by a consortium of universities managed by the University of Bath

BYOD: boardroom to the classroom

By Stephen Demianyk, Channel Manager, Network Management Division at Ipswitch Network

Challenges and opportunities

Alistair Jarvis, new head of communications at UUK explains the plan for the future

The e-learning effect

In a field that is constantly changing perhaps nothing in Higher Education is moving as fast as the technology it uses. Luke Dormehl reports

Off to Misco

Introducing the MISCO Expo 2013

SALTO deploys RFID access solution

Gloucestershire’s Royal Agricultural University has implemented a rolling security programme to replace all its mechanical key operated locks

Cambridge Uni thumbs-up for Rada products

Rada has supplied its market-leading products for the refurbishment of six Cambridge University colleges

Subtle colour coding is the key at new-look uni library

Desso carpet tiles were used to delineate space and give a classy look to Liverpool Hope University’s refurbished library

Kemper System brings new life

Waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, has helped Anglia Ruskin University transform a former office block into a prestigious building

InCider Knowledge

Our resident drinks expert Will Lowe looks at innovations in cider as the traditional drink makes a comeback

Pleasing the now generation

As students settle in for the new academic year, many will be forming opinions of their campuses that will play an influential role

Research centre set for £5.7m revamp

Research centre which investigates coatings for space satellites and is at the cutting edge of robotic technology is moving to a new home

creative space secures £7m funding

King’s College London has outlined its intention to open a venue for science and art collaboration

Social media savvy

The UK's top universities are being outperformed by smaller rivals in new social media ranking from the unipod

Pexhurst bags award for Herts Uni

Pexhurst Services received the Interior Fit-Out – Healthcare & Education Gold Award for its fit-out at the University of Hertfordshire atrium.

Safe as houses

Universities need to ensure that they not only offer a secure environment in which students can live and work, but also provide the correct advice to

Online drives UK universities recruitment

Online events and conference technology is being harnessed by Britain’s universities who are going ‘virtual’ in a bid to meet government targets

Bradford bags best accomodation award

The University of Bradford has been awarded first prize for Best Student Housing at the College and University Business Officers (CUBO) Awards.

Pebble Mill gets dental treatment

The University of Birmingham's School of Dentistry to get new home in the UK's first integrated, standalone dental hospital

Enhancing the learning experience

University of Nottingham now on the next phase of its development programme, has commenced with a further £50m worth of improvements

Social skills

Beth Hayes, UCAS’ Digital Media Manager, explains why social media is so important to the work of the admissions service

Evolution of university life

Gary Clarke, from Campus Living Villages UK, believes lessons can be learned from international universities which have already adapted

Finance directors go for growth

head of education consulting at Deloitte, explains how university finance directors are now looking to invest for growth

New research in ICT

Funding for information communication technology (ICT) investment by schools to reach an all-time high in 2014, BESA revealed

Vidyo powers virtual classrooms

Embracing videoconferencing, Vidyo is now set to power the virtual classroom further, expanding its technology across the education sector.

Nottingham part of social online learning

The University of Nottingham is offering a free course on sustainability as part of a new venture in social online learning.

Imperial College renews OB10 contract

The university is now building on its 95% straight-through invoicing processing with OB10, the global invoicing network

UK’s biggest MOOC project launched

The launch of the UK's biggest online university project will see more than 20 UK HEIs offer courses that are taught on the internet

Joined-up thinking

Tips for making online video a joined-up experience

Seafood: the Omega benefits

A greater range of fish and shellfish contain high concentrations of Omega-3 oils than previously realised

Having it both weighs

What HEIs should be doing to ensure their students stay in shape

The long and the sport of it

Impressive sporting facilities can be a key factor in swaying decisions when weighing up HE institutions

Back to uni

Nick Valentine reports on what awaits the new intake of freshers, returning students and postgraduates

Under pressure

How a more balanced view of risk and education can make way for new opportunities

Setting issues amicably

So what can you do to avoid a culture of compensation and ensure you never have to reach the tribunal stage?

Ellucian’s Banner Data Defense helps secure Higher Education institutions

Providing a full approach to data protection

Academic rush for new laser projectors

Sony’s breakthrough 3LCD laser projector looks set to take the UK market by storm, with schools and universities heading the queue

An implant helped me to hear - and teach

Stuart McNaughton, Lecturer at Westminster Business School, describes his unique journey from deafness to teaching

Don't understand? Tweet me...

A lecturer at Nottingham Trent University is going out of her way to encourage students to tweet during her lectures

MOOC to the future?

Are MOOCs really the future of higher education? And can FutureLearn make the UK a serious player in an American-dominated market?

Review: Casio XJ-A131

This sexy, slimline, projector from Casio’s ‘Green’ series boasts a whole host of cost-saving and low energy features that make it highly eco-fr

Review: SONY EW245 projector

The Sony signature has always been a mark of high-quality, and this projector is no different

Review: AVer F15 Visualiser

AVer’s F15 Visualiser allows sharing of images, text and objects among virtual groups in real time.

Review: Vivitek Qumi Q5 HD Projector

Vivitek’s powerful projector, measuring up at just 160 x 102.4 x 32.3mm, is a mobile marvel

In the Third Dimension

We’ve all seen 3D movies used to great effect in the world of Hollywood blockbusters but does 3D technology have a place in the classroom?

Review: Xerox WorkCentre 7800 series

The Xerox WorkCentre is a powerhouse all in one solution for education facilities

Review: Brother MFC – 9970CDW

The multifunctional printer feature-packed and catapults itself into the category of a small office all-in-one solution

Review: OKI C831

Aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses, the OKI C831 printer is a diamond in the rough and very high capacity

Brits find images aid learning

More than two thirds of Brits find learning tough subjects easier to understand when using both text and images as aids

Unveiled: largest interactive screen

Interactive display systems provider, MultiTouch unveils the largest university interactive display installation in North America

Lectures on demand at University of Kent

University of Kent chooses Panopto video management software to provide cross-campus ‘lecture capture’ capability .

SETsquared leads Europe in startups

SETsquared incubator listed as the best university business incubator in Europe, alongside Ireland’s NDRC Launchpad.

Sony enhances education projector range

Sony has updated eleven of its popular education and corporate projectors to enhance functionality and energy use.

Could you be an edtech entrepreneur?

OCR is giving teachers the chance to develop educational technology to improve learning, and potentially make money for their school

Kensington SafeGrip protects that iPad

Perfect for small hands and big imaginations - but the iPad needs protection in school environments

Health Academy takes the tablets

Using tablet mobile technology has helped The Manchester Health Academy deliver improved academic outcomes and student experience.

Phone app tracks walking school buses

Salford and Lancaster Universities have co-developed a smartphone app that lets parents track their child’s walking school bus in real time.

Sony FHZ55: world's first 3LCD projector

Sony has launched a new projection technology, the VPL-FHZ55: the company’s first lampless projector using 3LCD-imaging technology.

Nottingham to save millions on print

The University of Nottingham and Xerox have paired up to ‘future-proof’ the university’s printing for staff and students.

Bike team on fast track to work

A team of racing motorcycle engineers has won an innovative Brooklands College project designed to fine tune its students for the workplace.

Intel joins NAACE in CPD programme

Intel has partnered Naace to develop a new flexible CPD programme, designed to help practitioners engage learners with 1 to 1 tools.

Mitsubishi’s radical ‘cloud‘ projectors

Two of Mitsubishi's latest short-throw projectors are firmly aimed at schools, colleges and universities.

Down to the wire

This is the Wireless Generation. Today’s students depend on Wi-Fi connectivity for almost everything,. How should universities adapt?

Shortlist for IFSEC & FIREX 2013 Awards

Finalists announced for IFSEC International and FIREX International, the world's leading annual security and fire safety events.

Accent Catering

Accent is an award winning fresh food independent caterer. Operating in Southern England, London and the Midlands.

Benefits of Enlisting a Contract Caterer

The Brookwood Partnership is unique in being a specialist food service company providing catering services only to independent schools.

Node chair adapts to 'active learning'

Steelcase Design Studio has designed an innovative classroom chair that provides quick and seamless transitions from one teaching mode to the next.

Alan Milburn's Report

Reactions from the sector on Alan Milburn's Report regarding Higher Education

Goldsmiths commits to support students

University of London has announced raft of bursaries, waivers and awards to encourage students from local boroughs

University expert urges empathy for suspects

A leading expert on techniques used to interview child sex offenders says that empathy is the most efficient and effective

Focus on university research in the audience's hands

Focus on the Positive is an event which gives the audience a chance to choose how to improve the world.

New partners for aviation engineering degree

British Airways Engineering, has today announced that it is partnering with the University of Glamorgan to offer a BSc degree

New Dean Takes the Helm at Cardiff

Cardiff Business School has announced Professor Martin Kitchener BSc (Econ) Hons MBA PhD as its new Dean.

University launches new company

Buckinghamshire New University has launched a company to supply its furniture conservation and restoration graduates

Warwick takes ‘digitally savvy’ crown

A business study has named University of Warwick as the most digitally savvy of the top 20 universities in the UK in using online channels.

13 World University Rankings

2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Rankings reveal clear evidence of a power shift in higher education from the West to the East.

New Approach to Record Achievements

All students entering undergraduate degree programmes of study in UK higher education institutions will leave with a (HEAR)

Science Without Borders in the UK

From 2013, pre-sessional English courses of up to three and six months will be offered as part of the Science without Borders UK programme.

Improved Satisfaction Shown by NSS

According to the National Student Survey (NSS), 85% of students graduating are satisfied with their course.
Viva la revolución
International cuisine is crucial to menus these days, but perhaps not for the reasons you'd expect, discovers Larry Day
Green Hippo launches V4 at Plasa 2014
Green Hippo presents the Hippotizer V4 product range, including new hardware as well as a range of new software features
Contracts exchanged for UWTSD campus
Plans to create a £100m waterside campus for University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) have taken a major step forward
Derby unveils £10,000 Community Fund
Community groups in Derby will be able to get their hands on a share of £10,000, after the University of Derby launches Community Fund
Edinburgh takes the Big Apple by storm
The University of Edinburgh is intensifying its links with North America by opening a new liaison office in New York City
The raw impact of food
According to Professor David Russell, a raw food diet is the fastest food option you can consume – pick, wash and eat!
Nurturing talent
Universities responsibility towards students is to do more than just provide an education – it is about helping provide a future, says Jane Horridge
Bristol’s Bright Night
Brain cells were buzzing across Bristol recently as the city’s research was showcased to the public on Bristol Bright Night
Sussex boosts Thailand links
The University of Sussex has strengthened its links with Mahidol University in Thailand by signing a memorandum of understanding
Plymouth launches e-book initiative
Plymouth University is working with a global digital textbook provider on a pioneering initiative to make e-Textbooks available to students
Full house at HE&FE Show 2014
University Business team headed to London's Olympia for one of the main events in the university and further education sector
Thousands log on to virtual open day
Series of online open days for Kings College London attract more than 13,000 students from 40 countries
Sperm expert praised at Sheffield
Sheffield scientist Dr Allan Pacey is honoured for his outstanding contribution to pioneering fertility research

UK’s greenest building hits high point
The Enterprise Centre, on target to be UK’s greenest commercial building, has reached its highest construction point
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