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Court of Appeal: employer not in breach of duty of care by beginning disciplinary proceedings

A university did not breach its duty of care towards an employee by beginning disciplinary proceedings against her after what the employee argued was an inadequate investigation, the Court of Appeal in England and Wales has ruled. 16 Oct 2014

UK universities plan to increase spending despite financial uncertainty, says Deloitte

Finance directors at UK universities are planning to increase capital spending over the next year as competition for students increases, with 61% of that money expected to be spent on new or improved teaching facilities, according to professional services... 03 Sep 2014

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Public and politicians support removal of international students from UK net migration target

Members of the public are "surprised and even baffled" that international students are classified as 'immigrants' for the purposes of UK government migration figures, with the majority supporting their removal from the figures, according to new research carried... 26 Aug 2014

Change in consumer law gives universities student accommodation leeway

Universities will no longer have to allow students to cancel accommodation places at short notice without penalty. A change to consumer protection laws makes it clear that certain regulations do not apply to residential lettings.  18 Aug 2014

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