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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.

What are words worth?

Seasoned communication professional Ezri Carlebach demonstrates why language matters.

The deep roots of university reputation

Previewing their Wonkfest session, Ben Verinder and Sue Wolstenholme look closely at how a different approach to reputation management might solve the higher education’s PR problem.

The rise of academic ill-health

Across the sector, staff and students are anxious, and mental health issues are actively caused by the way institutions are required to operate. Richard Hall takes a deeper look into the unhealthy way the modern universities are experienced by the human beings within them.

The OfS should make university governance a top priority

Many of the criticism’s recently levelled at universities could be fixed with improved governance, but will the new regulator be sufficiently ambitious to ensure reform? Jim Dickinson suggests some ways forward.

Making a co-operative university

Members of the Social Science Centre, Lincoln introduce us to the emerging world of co-operative higher education, including plans to develop a UK co-operative university.

Universities flying higher

The transport used by universities and their staff is always a topic of interest. Some of our American cousins take things to a whole new level.

University Governance. With a Capital G.

Governance (with a capital ‘G’) remains one of the big issues facing universities and it has to have more prominence. If we fail to focus more efforts in this area then the possibility of new fractures will grow.

Plan for the worst and hope for the best

Universities have over-relied on growth to see themselves through tough times. The safer option now is to consolidate and see out the coming crisis, argues Jim Dickinson.

Women in HE: where we are how we might do better

To mark International Women’s Day, Ellen Pugh looks at where women work in higher education, the progress that the sector has made in increasing women’s representation, and what more can be done to break the glass ceiling.

Peacock or perish? Prestige and gender in academia

Exploring findings from research with 30 mid-career academic women at universities in London, Camille Kandiko Howson considers why women only progress in higher education to a certain point.