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Embrace the chaos, time to choose

The election result suddenly seems more unpredictable than previously thought, and the polls are all over the place. But both major parties’ manifestos suggest plenty of post-election chaos for universities, says Martin McQuillan.

Universities and #GE2017 – Bristol West

As the only seat that could possibly be considered a Labour-Green marginal, the students of Bristol West have two parties chasing their votes with promises of free tuition. Mark Leach takes a look.

Universities and #GE2017 – Cardiff Central

Cardiff Central is a seat being rapidly transformed by its many universities, as is typical of many city centres. David Morris took a look at at the constituency where he was born and raised.

Universities and #GE2017 – Bath

As part of our continuing series on universities and key constituencies in the General Election, Catherine Boyd takes a look at the Conservative-Liberal battleground of Bath, home to two universities.

Universities and #GE2017 – Cambridge

As the election draws near, Team Wonkhe is profiling the most interesting parliamentary constituencies with a big university presence. Nona Buckley-Irvine begins the series with Cambridge, an important Lib-Lab marginal.

The real value of abolishing tuition fees in England

There are lots of good reasons for the higher education sector to support a proposal to abolish tuition fees. Christopher Newfield makes the case for reframing the debate about university funding in the UK and the US.

Debunking the non-voting student myth

University students turn out in elections much more frequently than is commonly supposed. David Morris reflects on the latest HEPI research into student voting behaviours.

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.

Priorities for the new BIS team

After rumours of its demise had been widely circulating, today BIS finds itself in an unexpectedly strong position, with a fresh ministerial team made up of high profile and influential MPs within this majority Conservative administration. Jonathan Simons looks at their priorities for HE, science, FE and skills.

HE Power List: the election effect

Following the General Election results, it seems a good time to revisit our Power List. What impact has it had on the politicians in our top 50 and what prospects do they have for next year’s list?

DIUS ex Machina? Or whither or wither BIS?

As a government reshuffle is now under way, Andy Westwood looks at the prospect for BIS and the universities and science brief – could they be moved around Whitehall? And what of the likely personalities in the frame to have an influence over the future of the sector in government?

General Election: what next for universities?

The UK wakes up this morning to a defacto Conservative majority, leaving decimation amongst the Liberal Democrats and Labour Party. But what happens now for our universities?

How the Lib Dems were wiped out

As the Lib Dems face almost complete wipeout at the General Election, Dewi Knight asks why this happened, and what implications it has for the party now.

A new government takes shape

We’ve been live blogging the election results, aftermath and formation of the new government since Thursday night. Find the latest updates here, including developments on Tuesday.

Labour set to win the student vote

Mark Leach looks at the final YouthSight poll of student voting intentions ahead of the General Election. Labour are set to win the student vote, with the Conservatives coming in 2nd place.