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Widening access now has a business and social imperative

A squeeze in overall demand means that there’s a new urgency behind broadening the sector’s net to include greater numbers of students from low-participation backgrounds, argues UCAS’s Mary Curnock Cook.

Looking fair and wide on university access

What if access to higher education was entirely ‘fair’, and more evenly split across social classes? David Morris has made a rough model of a ‘fair’ system to uniquely illustrate some of the challenges for fairer and wider access to university.

Universities flying higher

The transport used by universities and their staff is always a topic of interest. Some of our American cousins take things to a whole new level.

LIVE: International Higher Education Forum 2017

We were live at Universities UK’s International Higher Education Forum. The event explored how UK universities can maximise emerging international opportunities and overcome challenges from the radical political shifts that the UK has experienced over the last year.

Time for action on teaching excellence for taught postgraduates

Despite the introduction of new loans and boost to applications, we are still very much in the dark about the quality of taught postgraduate courses. Ant Bagshaw makes the case for introducing a PGTEF, and considers the barriers to making it a reality.

Managing risk in a new student visa system

We are still awaiting the Home Office’s consultation on reforming the student visa system. Alex Bols implores the Home Office to consider the impact of tighter visa refusal rate regulations on small providers.

Top 10 Dumbest University Rankings Ever

There’s quite the competition out there for the Dumbest University Rankings Ever. Let us take you through the Top 10, and join us on #DumbRankings with your own suggestions.

One-way ticket to New DLHE

Farewell, then, Old DLHE; your passing is unlikely to be mourned, particularly with New DLHE looking like it’ll be a significant upgrade. Andrew McRae considers the impact on academia.

Yet more forgotten bands of higher education

Our HE music archivists have done some more digging around and come up with yet more of those forgotten bands of higher education, including Henry Nu-man, Tier 4, The Degree Apprentices, and Freedom of Speech.

What the TEF is going on in the Lords?

Is the TEF dead? Probably not, but the Lords may be about to force another ministerial compromise on its finer points. David Morris looks at some of the options available.

Industrial strategy: a small step, or giant leap?

Universities have a vital role in fixing the UK’s recent failures in improving business research and development. Richard Jones analyses the wider context behind the recent Industrial Strategy Green Paper.

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.