Shortly after our previous article on OfS subscriptions was published, DfE updated their impact assessments. Once again, Catherine Boyd and David Kernohan are here to take you through the implications.
To students, credit transfer is primarily conceived of as a student welfare issue – allowing those with unexpected changes in their personal circumstances to continue their studies. Tony Strike of the University of Sheffield introduces us to the research.
The role of smaller specialist universities in their local area is very different from that of an “anchor institution”. Ahead of a presentation at the GuildHE conference, David Marlow looks at the case of Plymouth College of Art.
Apprenticeships have a long and complex history, even since the days of the coalition government. Mandy Crawford-Lee of UVAC looks at the way this agenda has evolved, and at the rise of the Degree Apprenticeship.
The “future of work” is a much trickier call to make than robot-festooned reports make it look. Charlotte Malton at Britain Thinks takes us through what we can actually know, and how institutions can prepare themselves and their graduates.
A “fair” funding system is something everyone can agree on the need for. Unfortunately, agreeing on what “fair” should mean in this context is much more difficult. David Malcolm takes a look through three recent attempts.
Helen Carasso of the University of Oxford explains why this ‘answer’ to the high levels of debt with which graduates now start their careers creates as least as many problems as it might be thought to solve.
Online learning advocates have always made big promises and sweeping statements – but more than 20 years on where are we? Richard Garrett of OBHE takes a global look at the myths and realities of online learning.
In an article adapted from the University Alliance “Technical and Professional Excellence: Perspectives on Learning and Teaching”, Mike Clark and Stan Stanier from the University of Brighton survey the latest trends in estates development.
Institutes of Technology, first seen in the 2017 Conservative manifesto, could be a way to better link academic and vocational pathways. Stephen Martin of PublicCo, along with Ant Bagshaw, take us through the latest policy developments.