Sources du ministère : Les universités britanniques sont des organismes légalement autonomes qui définissent leurs propres missions au sein d’un cadre déterminé par le gouvernement. Elles fixent leurs critères d’admission, le contenu des diplômes et des enseignements proposés, leurs politiques de ressources humaines (recrutement, licenciement, contrats et salaires dans le cadre fixé par des conventions collectives) et gèrent leur budget en toute indépendance.
Dans le cadre de leur autonomie, les universités sont pleinement responsables de leurs décisions. Le conseil d’administration, qui compte toujours une majorité de membres extérieurs, est responsable de tous les aspects de la gestion de l’université.
De wikipedia, on apprend également que :
The UK is unusual in that graduates with a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree can undertake doctoral studies without first having to obtain a Master’s degree; however, the vast majority of students do obtain a Master’s degree before pursuing doctoral research[dubious – discuss]. Opponents argue that a Master’s degree experience is required to train the student for their doctoral studies – both in practical techniques and enhanced knowledge of a field.
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Does a career in science select against those unable to afford frequent relocation, unpaid work and short-term contracts ?
There is a place for casualised work in academia but it is becoming so widespread that talent is being driven away, and both staff and students suffer
More than half of academics in the UK are on an insecure contract. Here, two lecturers speak of their struggle to make ends meet
In the latest in a series on the UK’s increasingly precarious world of work, we reveal how many institutions are charging higher student fees while more than half of lecturers are on non-permanent or hourly-paid contracts
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Three university lecturers speak out about the professional and personal impact of casualised academic contracts
The reliance of UK universities on insecure contracts, including zero-hours contracts, is laid bare in a new report from UCU published today
The contemporary university is a highly unbalanced and unfair place, with casualised workers bearing the brunt of the labour but the least amount of pay or security
More than a third of academics are on temporary contracts as universities casualise their workforces
Postgraduate research students are increasingly being used as ’slave labour’ to cut teaching costs at universities across the UK, a London conference heard yesterday.
They warned teaching conditions were getting dramatically worse as academic cuts bite and universities are under mounting pressure to cut costs.