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Tougher standards will apply to 'alternative' UK higher education from next academic year

Tougher quality standards and other measures designed to ensure consistently high quality course provision by private sector and other 'alternative' providers of higher education will take effect from the next academic year, the UK government has confirmed.... 03 Mar 2015

PAC: UK government 'ignored repeated warnings' about alternative higher education providers

The UK government pressed ahead with the rapid expansion of private sector higher education despite "repeated warnings" about the potential for abuse of the publicly-funded student loans system, a committee of MPs has said. 25 Feb 2015

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Growth in online courses shows need for universities to incorporate new technology in their teaching models, says expert

“Forward-thinking” universities must be open to the benefits that new technology can bring to their teaching models and to their students, an expert has said, as the UK’s first online-only learning platform announced its one millionth enrolment. 24 Feb 2015

EU universities that meet 'equivalent standards' to those in UK will be allowed to use UCAS admissions service

UCAS, the higher education admissions service for UK students, will allow European institutions to list their courses on the platform, it has announced. 19 Feb 2015

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