Education preview: What’s in store for 2015?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on December 16th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Deeper Sino-Irish relations, an increased emphasis on philanthropy and a teachers’ pay claim are among our predictions for the new year …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 1 December]

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Queen’s University to charge UK students £9k a year

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 29th, 2011 by steve

“Queen’s University has announced it will charge students from England, Scotland and Wales fees of £9,000 a year. Fees for Northern Ireland students have already been frozen at £3,465 …” (more)

[Patrice Dougan, Belfast Telegraph, 29 October]

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Graduate salary expectations: Women expecting less

Posted in Life on June 4th, 2011 by steve

“Women earn on average 17.5% less than men in the European Union. No surprise then, that female university students in Europe expect to earn less than men once they graduate. According to a recent report by Universum, a Swedish consultancy, women studying in the top European institutions expect to earn on average around €8,600 ($12,400), or 21% less than men (men expect a graduate starting salary of €40,898) …” (more)

[The Economist, 2 June]

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Cambridge University’s lacking equality

Posted in Legal issues on February 25th, 2009 by steve

“Cambridge – bastion of male dominance – still! So I’ve referred the buggers to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission for investigation. It’s because of the appallingly wide gap between what the university pays men and women. The university’s own Equal Pay Report shows that men are paid on average nearly a third more than women – £37,157 compared to £28,247. There are two reasons for the gap. If you compare people on each pay grade, then for two-thirds of the grades, women on that grade get paid less than men – and also the higher the grade, the higher the proportion of men. At the most senior level, there are seven men for every woman – but even for those women who have reached the very top, they are still being paid less than men in the same position. So there are some real questions for the university to answer …” (more)

[Lynne Featherstone MP, Liberal Conspiracy, 25 February]

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