Tears are often shed over the increased separation between teaching and research in modern universities and the death of the Humboldtian ideal, but have we asked ourselves hard enough questions about why?
Following the publication of the government’s new Industrial Strategy, Tony Strike looks at what it is trying to achieve and the arguments – old and new – that have shaped skills policy in recent years.
TEF still lacks clarity about what it wants to measure and what it is trying to achieve, argues Colette Cherry. Should it move away from being an outcomes focused exercise to a process driven one, or does it simply need a rebrand?
Institutions are finally implementing strategies to tackle the black and ethnic minority attainment gap. Helen Barefoot from the University of Hertfordshire and Nona McDuff from Kingston University explain what they are doing.
The findings from the influential HEPI/HEA student academic experience have been published and in the context of the White Paper take on particular significance. We run down their findings and consider what they could mean for policy.
The Government’s White Paper contains some hefty proposals on the TEF. While these have gone some way to allay the sector’s original concerns, there remain a number of fundamental challenges to the TEF’s success.
The Joint Planning Group played a small but significant part in the history of quality assurance in UK HE. That was 20 years ago and it does seem as if we are now heading back to what the JPG was intended to solve. Part II of II looks at the work and outputs of the JPG.
The Joint Planning Group played a small but significant part in the history of quality assurance in UK HE. Paul Greatrix looks back at the work of the JPG and its role in establishing the system we know and love today.
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.