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Incentives lock out HE innovation

Following his appearance at the Treasury Select Committee, John Denham sets out how the incentives in the HE sector needs to change to support national priorities.

Dirty word? Thinking about customers

The idea of students as customers is controversial – but surely they deserve a high standard of service? Ant Bagshaw learns from the KPMG approach.

How much will OfS cost institutions?

How much will institutional subscriptions raise to fund the new Office for Students? Not enough, argue Wonkhe’s David Kernohan and Catherine Boyd.

Days at the museum

Universities often run museums. Paul Greatrix talks to the University Museums Group and exits via the gift shop…

Getting the UK Quality Code just right

The Chair of UKSCQA walks us through the rationale and reasoning behind some aspects of the proposed UK Quality Code, ahead of the close of the consultation period.

Opening textbooks

How are textbooks used by academics and students – and how much do they cost? David Kernohan and Vivien Rolfe introduce the UK Open Textbook project.

Critics of degree apprenticeships need a reality check

In light of recent criticisms that growth in degree apprenticeships is a cause of concern, Greg Wade of UUK defends the qualification as a good fit for employers and a solution to the skills shortage.

Citations and the fallacy of division

Introducing his briefing paper for Jisc, Cameron Neylon suggests citation metrics for researchers and publications are an example of the fallacy of division.

What is the VAT status of universities?

“Bizarre, exasperating and illogical, but occasionally fun” – Amanda Darley explains the world of VAT as it applies to the higher education sector.

Student transfers: should I stay or should I go?

To students, credit transfer is primarily conceived of as a student welfare issue – allowing those with unexpected changes in their personal circumstances to continue their studies. Tony Strike of the University of Sheffield introduces us to the research.