Senior Melbourne Uni staff warn cuts will do long-term harm

Hundreds of the University of Melbourne’s most senior academics have urged it to pull back from its plan to slash hundreds of jobs as part of a “pandemic reset program” they warn will damage the university’s global standing. As the university prepares to shed 450 jobs in response to lost revenue, more than 200 professors […]

Uni students with disabilities say remote learning must improve

University students with disabilities say they are struggling to access online resources and the problem has become worse since the rise of remote learning brought on by the pandemic. Caitlin L'Hotellier, who has chronic pain as a result of spinal damage, left Monash University at the beginning of this year after staff failed to provide […]

How Huawei and Oxford Uni scientists could profit from Covid jab

How two professors leading Oxford University’s coronavirus trial and Chinese tech giant Huawei could profit if the experimental jab is proven to work Oxford professors Sarah Gilbert and Adrian Hill co-founded startup Vaccitech Scientists own roughly 10% of firm, which was valued at £65.8million last year Pair will be entitled to share of revenue if […]

Former St Andrews Uni academic jailed for ten months for child porn

Academic who taught at University of St Andrews is jailed for ten months after he was caught with 60,000 child porn images of girls as young as EIGHT A huge stash of photographs and videos were found on Dr Joseph Crawford’s PC  Over seven years he amassed a library of 60,000 pornographic pictures of girls  He […]

Former leader of GMB trade union Tim Roache faces misconduct probe

Leader of GMB trade union Tim Roache quits unexpectedly and faces investigation after anonymous letter made ‘allegations about his conduct’ Tim Roache resigned as general secretary of the industrial trade union GMB Union received anonymous letter last week with allegations about his conduct Those involved in the letter are said to have worked for the union but no formal […]

Uni wins £68,000 taxpayer funded grant to research Kenwood Mixer

University wins £68,000 taxpayer funded grant for a PhD student to research… the success of the Kenwood Mixer The University of Portsmouth has won funding to launch ‘prestigious’ project  A PhD student will undertake research on the success of the Kenwood Mixer  The student will research in detail why the product was so popular in […]

Uni bosses fear 'sneering' patriotism attitude makes them out of touch

Nation is losing faith in universities due to their ‘sneering’ attitude to patriotism, grade inflation and fat cat pay, report warns Universities urged to ‘restore confidence in the value of the honours degree’  New report encourages them to ensure students feel able to express Tory views Universities’ sneering attitudes on patriotism ‘has broken down public trust’  […]