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Not the 8am Playbook

As Playbook prepares to return, we round up the recent stories you may have missed

Your usual 8am Playbook email will return from Monday, while Ivory Tower and Sunday Reading are set to return on 10 and 12 September respectively. But things have not been quiet in the world of higher education during Playbook’s break. Far from it, in fact.

Today alone, we have news from the Higher Education Policy Institute that the UK is second only to the United States in its “soft power” ranking, which looks at the number of world leaders educated by each country (although the UK used to be first); and a survey has suggested that 76 per cent of current students have thought about dropping out of university at some point—up from 59 per cent last year.

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