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.
The Higher Education and Research Bill begins its journey in the House of Lords this week, so we take a moment to reflect on who’s who from HE in the upper house and who’s likely to be influential in the debates.
The Autumn Statement was on the whole a positive result for universities, paradoxically as a result of Brexit. Yet volatility in growth and inflation will matter more than ever for higher education in the coming years.
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?
The sector is waking up to the problem of poor student mental health and relatively low levels of wellbeing. Pooja Kawa analyses a series of recent research and insight from HEPI, Unite, HEFCE, NUS, and the SMF.
The government has responded to the TEF Technical Consultation and set out its plans in more detail about year two of the TEF. Ant Bagshaw gives his first take on everything that’s changed (and everything that hasn’t).
The apprenticeship levy has had a rough ride already, but universities willing to seize the day could play a vital role in upskilling the workforce and delivering new higher education in the workplace.
The findings from the influential HEPI/HEA student academic experience have been published and in the context of the White Paper take on particular significance. We run down their findings and consider what they could mean for policy.