Gordon McKenzie, CEO of GuildHE and former civil servant remembers what Budget week is like inside a government department – and details the difficult conversations that the Chancellor will be having this week.
Universities will struggle to improve their public image without understanding their critics’ point over whether they offer good value to students and the taxpayer. David Morris tries to illustrate this point with a drawn-out metaphor.
The Prime Minister’s former chief wonk has got stuck into the ‘is university worth it?’ debate this morning. It seemed a good reason, combined with A level results day, to present some new ways of looking at graduate salaries data from LEO.
It was twenty years ago, yesterday. Wonkhe’s David Kernohan looks back to the way Lord Dearing’s Report was received, and finds some surprisingly familiar names with some decidedly unfamiliar policy positions.
The Russell Group’s Hollie Chandler outlines the outstanding questions for universities and their staff and students resulting from the government’s initial proposals for EU nationals’ ongoing rights in the UK.
The £3,000 fee paying generation is just hitting the height of its repayments, well before the £9,000 hit theirs. David Morris argues that it’s their political impact that is being felt most in the tuition fees debate.
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.