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The HE Bill is not dead and should not be killed off

The Chief Executive of Guild HE argues that the HE Bill is a matter of necessity for the higher education sector and can make it through Parliament before the burden of Brexit really begins.

In this time of chaos, the HE Bill should be paused

The shockwaves following the Brexit vote continue to be felt. As the world turns its attention to this issue, Mark Leach argues that the Higher Education and Research Bill should be paused or killed altogether.

The Brexistential threats universities now face

We need to get thinking now about the medium-to-long term effects of Brexit, and take action to pre-empt their effects. Ant Bagshaw runs down the bigger effects of our looming divorce from the EU.

Over exposed: where are the EU students?

Where are all the EU students in the UK? We take a look at which universities face the potential for greatest losses if recruitment of EU students becomes much harder following Brexit.

It (probably) won’t be that bad

Don’t panic! Don’t panic! Ant Bagshaw appeals for calm and the a renewed faith in the power of wonkery and wisdom as we negotiate our Brexit.

Live: Britain votes to leave the European Union

Britain has voted to leave the EU in the referendum. Our live blog will round up the implications for HE and the reactions from across the world of universities.

Liberal-minded students could swing the EU vote

Analysis of students’ voting preferences attitudes confirms what many of us already know: the student vote will be vital to Remain’s chances of success in the EU referendum. Adam Wright shows how.

What still remains: the lesson of Jo Cox

Following the tragic murder of Joe Cox MP and the awful state of politics thanks to the EU Referendum, Martin McQuillan argues that we need universities and education: now more than ever.

Taking a Leave of our senses in the EU referendum

Martin McQuillan issues a stark warning to universities: we’re leaving the European Union. And when we do, universities may tumble down the political agenda faster than you can say ‘Brexit’.

The Tragedy of Dave, Prince of Europe

Martin McQuillan argues that to win the EU Referendum, David Cameron now relies on the votes of the same people who have suffered most under his policies. But the alternative could be even worse.

Mrs. Johnson’s Boys: the university years

Universities now find themselves between the Scylla of Boris’s out campaign and the Charybdis of Jo’s Green Paper. Martin McQuillan on the Johnson brothers and their outsized impact on UK universities today.

Budget 2016: High politics may trump real policy

George Osborne will publish his seventh budget less than four weeks away on 16th March 2016 and with a looming referendum and high politics dominating the agenda, it’s likely to be his most short and technical to date.

Keep calm and speculate wildly

Does anyone really know what’s going on? Martin McQuillan thinks not, warns against believing in false prophets and wonders if there are bigger things in the world for universities to worry about than the outcomes of Green Paper.

What has the European Union ever done for us?

As the pro-EU ‘IN’ campaign launches this week, Alistair Jarvis asks ‘what has the EU ever done for us?’ and gives the definitive answer as to why universities are so committed to keeping the UK a member of the European Union.

Contemplating a Brexit for UK HE

Getting ahead of the EU referendum debates to come, Emran Mian picks apart four main arguments from the HE sector’s campaign to stay in the EU.