In an article adapted from the University Alliance “Technical and Professional Excellence: Perspectives on Learning and Teaching”, Mike Clark and Stan Stanier from the University of Brighton survey the latest trends in estates development.
Paul Greatrix returns to the subject of dumb university rankings, taking in everything from the effect of “dry” campus policies on the crime rate to the proximity to campus of popular cut-price chains of public houses.
Freshers’ week is upon us, and the old perception that it will be a week of heavy drinking and hard partying is far from the truth. Paul Greatrix looks at examples of the new freshers’ experience from around the world.
Mike Ratcliffe defuses that UK2020 report, and offers a critique of the way it has been constructed. He argues that we need to address these arguments, despite their low quality, as they are continuing to catch the attention of the media.
Establishing an overseas campus is very far from straightforward. Universities will better reap the rewards on their investment if they look beyond the short-term financial gains, writes Paul Greatrix.
Despite growing media attention, there’s little evidence that the sector is being sufficiently proactive in tackling staff-to-student sexual harassment. Richard Peachy of CMP Resolutions suggests some actions that universities might take.