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New leaders, new approach: a watershed moment for NUS

Shakira Martin and Amatey Doku are the new faces of NUS for the higher education. Nona Buckley-Irvine explains their background, approach, and policy priorities, and what this means for the sector’s engagement with students and students’ unions.

NewDLHE model close to full assembly

HESA has assembled its proposed model for a new DLHE. Catherine Boyd picks out the headline changes, including open centralisation, linking to LEO data, and a new survey date.

Give him credit? Course switching gets a nudge

As Jo Johnson launches a renewed push to ‘encourage’ universities to start a proper system of credit transfer, Ant Bagshaw reviews the history of this old idea and the current proposals on the table.

Johnson revs up plans for fast-track degrees

Accelerated degrees are not a new idea, but Jo Johnson has put them firmly back on the agenda in the last week, launching a renewed funding drive and tweaks to the funding system to enable them. If universities are interested in offering this form of provision.

HEFCE launches consultation on REF2021

As HEFCE launch its consultation to take forward the Stern Review and implement the next Research Excellence Framework for 2021 we take a look at the key proposals and debates that are likely to follow.

Quality, compliance and international students doublespeak

The Third Reading of the Higher Education and Research Bill pointed to an interesting new formulation of language by the government about their policy on international students. Could this be the start of a long climb-down from Amber Rudd’s speech in September?