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University complaints watchdog loses judicial review over academic judgement

A student’s High Court success over the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education points to other cases having been wrongly decided

The Office of the Independent Adjudicator has been found wanting in a High Court judgment which has profound implications for its handling of student complaints.

The Judge heard an amended application for judicial review and quashed a decision by the OIA to reject a student’s complaint as ‘not justified’. The OIA was ordered to re-consider the complaint in the light of the Court’s conclusions on academic judgement.

Integrity of student journalism under threat

Student newspapers and their journalists face censorship and undue pressure from university managers, with stories critical of universities at risk of being compromised or remaining untold. Student media need to be vigilant over protecting their journalism from unwarranted interference.

Are universities fudging employment figures?

An article at the Huffington Post reveals that universities can improve their league table positions by offering internships to recent graduates. Prospective students may be relying on misleading information when choosing a university.

Student complaint numbers
Universities compared

An analysis carried out by Unileaks UK with the support of Help Me Investigate… Education looks at student complaint numbers and questions the fairness of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator.