One of the great things universities offer is the opportunity for students to experiment and push boundaries. And many of them decide the best way to do this is by trying to break world records for really strange activities.
Wonkhe’s Catherine Boyd paid a visit to the friendly and passionate atmosphere of AMOSSHE’s annual conference in Brighton, where recent policy reforms are beginning to influence practice ‘at the coal face’.
Troubling news about universities’ record on student safety and sexual violence has become all-too-common, but we need to start focusing on the good work that institutions are doing to tackle it. Lucy Winrow introduces ProtectED, a new accreditation scheme.
The image of an ivory tower presents universities set apart from their surrounds yet most are physically, socially, culturally economically and environmentally present within cities, towns and neighbourhoods.
A supposed lack of student resilience is often used to explain away a number of new challenges for universities. Alex Prestage argues we must move away from a deficit model to one that better recognises relative disadvantage.
Despite growing media attention, there’s little evidence that the sector is being sufficiently proactive in tackling staff-to-student sexual harassment. Richard Peachy of CMP Resolutions suggests some actions that universities might take.