Commenting on a new report looking at widening participation in higher education released today, UCU said there was much more to do if colleges and universities are serious about changing the social make-up of their campuses.
• UCU pleased other voices are now coming out against unchecked expansion of for-profit colleges • Report says UK is scared to properly regulate private and for-profit sectors in case they take their ball home
National bursary scheme would simplify 'labyrinth' poorest students currently have to navigate • Further education colleges put universities to shame as they spend 50% more on outreach work than universities
UCU members delivered a giant postcard to members of the Open University's council this morning, as the institution's senior members met to discuss the future of the Open University's regional centres.
Edinburgh Napier University is under fire after it was revealed that it is advertising lecturer posts on zero-hours contracts. UCU has today written* to the institution warning that employing staff on zero-hours contracts is bad news for the staff employed and does nothing to enhance the student experience.