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Strikes, plagiarism, party politics, and more—a year in tweets

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The most popular stories on Twitter for 2019 show the issues that will shape 2020

Before we get too far into 2020, it is worth recapping the biggest stories of 2019. Here are the most read higher education stories from Research Professional for the year on Twitter. From Chris Skidmore to strikes, via plagiarism, party politics, and the TEF, the past year shows the issues that will shape this one.

The Office for Students has been a theme for the past 12 months and is likely to be one for the next, too. In January, we used Twitter to highlight an OfS report that seemed to show universities would not need to spend tuition fee money on access and participation, paving the way for a fee cut to £7,500 per year. This was the figure rumoured to be recommended by Philip Augar’s review of post-18 education, which turned out to be true when the review was published in May.

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