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Sam Gyimah’s first tour date

Louis Coiffait had a front-row seat for the sector’s first audience with its new minister, and despite being told “we’re not going to be friends”, it ended with a handshake.

Supporting students who work

Kate Bowen-Viner explains why she studies full-time and works full-time, and why others might do so too

Has employability become a toxic brand?

Mike Grey of GradConsult explains how ‘employability’ has become lost in translation, and that accountability for graduate outcomes must be shared

Dirty word? Thinking about customers

The idea of students as customers is controversial – but surely they deserve a high standard of service? Ant Bagshaw learns from the KPMG approach.

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.

Student transfers: should I stay or should I go?

To students, credit transfer is primarily conceived of as a student welfare issue – allowing those with unexpected changes in their personal circumstances to continue their studies. Tony Strike of the University of Sheffield introduces us to the research.

Understanding student contracts

Student contracts are far from a new idea – Dennis Farrington takes us through some of the history, and explains just what kind of contract we are talking about.

Rock goes to College (patriotically)

Imagine if OfS had the final say over the bands that performed at English universities, and could veto any that did not sing about the glory of the proposed regulatory framework Paul Greatrix examines a very surprising case from India.

Understanding student surveys: a student perspective

In order to get reliable survey data, we have to be confident that students are clear about what is being asked. And, as Julian Porch from York SU explains – this is not as easy as it may sound.

A recipe for apprenticeship success

KPMG’s Mike Rowley examines how a rise in the number of apprenticeships could have an effect on higher education provision, and relationships between universities and business.

Beware of the positive university

Dr Anna Bull and Dr Kim Allen look hard at the ideological roots of Sir Anthony Seldon’s recent report for HEPI, and find a number of reasons to be cautious about the conclusions drawn therein.

Little white lies?

Question 25 of the National Student Survey deals with the way institutions respond to student feedback. Maybe it is time to consider adding it to the TEF? – suggests Zak Liddell