Team Wonkhe has looked at the evidence of some of the most commonly cited examples of “no platform” at UK universities.
As the HE sector assembles to hear the HE spokesman of the three main political parties in the run up to the election, Polly Teak-Nicks dispatches from the august gathering.
The University of Bristol is recruiting for an Associate Dean of Eureka Moments – a job title to turn heads if there ever was one. Mark Leach has a look.
The Great and The Good of British academic and intellectual life are cheesed off. No, in fact, they are as mad as hell – or at least jolly cross – and they’re not going to take it anymore. Esteemed figures have come together to found a new organisation for people with more letters after their names than were originally contained within them; and Alan Bennett. The Council for the Defence of British Universities (CDBU) has been created to defend the “world-class system” in which universities are “among Britain’s most successful institutions”. Poly Teak-Nicks reports from this week’s launch and inaugural meeting.
I was idly musing this morning on Twitter about the correct pronunciation of ‘HEFCE’, having heard many people incorrectly pronounce it ‘hef-cee’. This caused a bit of a stir and even prompted THE to ring the HEFCE press office who said that both are permissible. Some use -kee as it is a Council, others use -cee… read more