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.
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.
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.
Outreach has become a common part of higher education providers’ access work, but it needs to be for life, and not just for university. Fraser Burt makes the case for employers’ bridging the class gap.
The UK’s continued arrangements for regulation of the nuclear industry are all up for question as we head towards Brexit. Nona Buckley-Irvine has looked at the far reaching implications for British science, colleges and universities.
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.
Alex Proudfoot makes the case for the Office for Students to be the ‘validator of last resort’ in the Higher Education and Research Bill, in order to ensure further high quality new entrants to the higher education market.
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.
As the government suffers a major defeat on the link between TEF and fees, we look at what the new amendment means and the likely next moves in the ongoing game of chess over the Higher Education and Research Bill.
As the Bill enters its Report stage in the House of Lords, the sector has wound up its lobbying effort – but there are still numerous interesting amendments that peers will seek to make in the coming weeks.
Following the Adam Smith Institute’s appalling and sinister new report into so-called left wing bias in UK HE, Aidan Byrne bravely steps into the twisted world of the author in an attempt to unpick a report which has had so much media attention.