Books for scholarships

Two beautifully illustrated volumes about “Old England” published 170 years ago are among the rare treasures to be offered at the Friends of the University of Newcastle Book Fair which is on now. Titled “A Pictorial Museum of the Regal, Ecclesiastical, Baronial, Municipal and Popular” the volumes feature wonderfully preserved coloured prints of the tombs […]

Early bird gets the worm on university participation

Like Australia, the UK has set ambitious targets to widen access and improve participation in higher education. Last week saw the release of an important report, written by former UK Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn, that called on universities to “step up to the plate” on improving the attainment, aspiration and achievement in higher education of under-represented groups, particularly students from low socio-economic backgrounds.