It’s been easy to have missed amidst the email servers, sexual impropriety, and name-calling, but both US presidential candidates have interesting proposals on higher education funding. Catherine Boyd takes a look.
After Theresa May marks one hundred days in office, the new government’s agenda is becoming clearer every day. Alistair Jarvis unpicks the last turbulent few months and asks what the next period might bring for the sector.
Students rely heavily on their parents for emotional, financial and career support throughout their time at university. Jenny Shaw ponders the consequences for those involved in widening participation and retention.
UUK’s report on sexual harassment and violence is honest about UK universities having a problem, and proposes some fairly crunchy solutions, but there is still some way to go to move universities from recommendations to obligations.
The social mobility debate must move on from getting a small number of students into ‘selective’ institutions and think more about opening up higher learning through more flexible funding and credit accumulation. Daisy Hooper makes the case.
The Open University was once a ‘challenger institution’. Liz Marr explains how it will support the next generation of new HE providers through its new validation service, and assuage the established sector’s fears about quality.
The Prime Minister’s announcements on grammar schools and university-schools betray the political bind she finds herself in, as well as her incomplete understanding of social mobility. Just like her predecessor.