UCU said this morning that the chaotic handling of the decision to revoke London Metropolitan University's licence to teach foreign students would send a damaging message to the rest of the world that the UK no longer welcomed international students.
One in six 18-year-olds (15.5%) in England were not in education, employment or training between April and June, according to new government figures released today - a 1.2 percentage points increase on the same time last year.
Commenting ahead of today's A-level results, UCU warned that the government's decision to 'ration' access to higher education would endanger economic growth and leave thousands with an uncertain future.
Responding to the news that London Metropolitan University (LMU) is in talks to privatise its support services UCU today warned universities against putting their reputations at risk by entering into partnerships with private firms.
The Anna Freud Centre (AFC) and the University College London (UCL) were under fire this morning after it emerged that AFC is advertising for an unpaid research assistant post in UCL's Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology.