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Spaces that inspire

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.

Yet More Dumb University Rankings

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.

Is Britain’s university system really a timebomb?

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.

Colour me Clever

It seems that academia is not immune from the colouring craze. Let’s review a new book leading the charge: “Doodling for Academics”.

A working class hero is something to be

Students at Oxford’s StHilda’s College have voted to appoint a Class Liberation Officer – something easy to make fun of. But Claire Lynch argues why this shows they are needed more than ever.

Sexual harassment on campus: an alternative view

Claire Reddleman responds to a recent article on sexual harassment on campus, arguing that it is important not to misrepresent the issue or propose inappropriate solutions.

True Clown Crime on Campus

There’s been a lot of hysteria about clowns lately and a lot of it focused on university campuses. Let’s hope it doesn’t last.

Dear University People: more HE at the Movies

I wrote here a couple of years ago about my excitement at the release of Admission. A film actually about admissions to higher education. OK, really a romantic comedy rather than a detailed dissection of Clearing and Adjustment, but still all very exciting. Anyway, I still haven’t quite got round to watching it but maybe someday… read more

Generation consequence: understanding students’ lives

Students are increasingly isolated and stressed as they worry more about their future than generations that came before them. How can we better understand their lives and how to improve them on campus?