Administration, a sudden sale and an unexpected new owner. As Catherine Boyd and David Kernohan found out, it’s been quite a time for the London College of Creative Media. But what can we learn from it?
The announcement of an Open Research Europe platform, to be linked to Horizon 2020, is just the latest example of a trend for research funders to own their own means of publication. Neil Jacobs from Jisc asks how many swallows make a summer.
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.