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Issue 474, 3 December 2001

News in brief
  • Education gets top marks
    Education courses in three departments of the University have been awarded the highest possible rating in the last QAA inspection under the current system, with a total score of 24
  • Fair shares under review
    The system by which tuition fee income and teaching and research grants are allocated – the resource centre allocation model – is undergoing a comprehensive review.
  • A question of taste
    Taste is not the main reason we choose what type of food we eat, according to new research by psychobiologist Professor John Blundell and physiologist Dr John Cooling
  • Bodington goes public
    The Bodington software system is to be made available free of charge for use by the world-side academic community.
  • New IT lab funding
    Geophysics students now have access to industry standard computer facilities in earth sciences, thanks to generous funding from the ExxonMobil higher education support scheme.
  • Student rally first
    The first Universities UK chief to address a student demonstration – Professor Roderick Floud – recently told students at an NUS rally against student hardship that universities and their students had managed to keep student hardship a headline story since the general election.
  • Fighting fire with drama
    Firefighters, academics and Bretton studetns have joined forces to promote fire safety amongst school pupils in Yorkshire.

 
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