The proportion of UK undergraduate degrees awarded as firsts has hit a decade high.
Eight of the UK’s top schools get as many students into Oxford and Cambridge universities as three-quarters of all schools and colleges put together, a study has found.
The invention of the television, improved rugby scrumming technique and the living wage have been named among a list of the top breakthroughs by UK universities.
Universities must do more to safeguard students’ mental health by contacting the families of those experiencing problems, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said.
More than a third of 18-year-olds applying to university in 2018 received a form of unconditional offer before completing their qualifications.
Studying maths at Oxford is the course and institution combination that gives women graduates the greatest earnings return.
Universities have been given the go-ahead to charge up to 20% more a year for shorter degree courses under Government plans – but students will be left with a smaller overall bill.
The universities minister has backed digital tools that create a “GoCompare” for students and may lead to the end of poor value courses.
A university in London has said it will stop making unconditional offers to prospective students in order to “maintain standards”.
A hacking group linked to Iran may have targeted British universities as part of a campaign to steal student credentials, cyber security experts have said.