The Higher Education and Research Bill has now been approved by both the Commons and Lords, and the Queen. Finally, we have a Higher Education and Research Act. We round up the major provisions and the best of Wonkhe’s coverage.
Early versions of the TEF are coming under scrutiny from many different parts of the sector. But Ant Bagshaw argues that the short-term problems and pain of implementing now it will be worth it in the long-term.
The shockwaves following the Brexit vote continue to be felt. As the world turns its attention to this issue, Mark Leach argues that the Higher Education and Research Bill should be paused or killed altogether.
There are growing grumbles about UKRI and the Higher Education and Research Bill’s proposals for the research landscape. James Wilsdon unpicks the concerns and grumbles and sets out how they might influence the debate as Parliament gears up for the debate.
UCAS have released an unprecedented amount of data which gives detailed breakdowns across institutions of applications by sex, race and economic status. There were hopes that it might settle the question about bias in admissions: but does it?
The government is promising a transparency revolution in higher education, and it now appears to be upon us. But does it go far enough and how will universities respond to the new challenges that it brings?
The White Paper is proposing significant regulatory change. Unfortunately, the mythical level playing field now looks to be even further away than before. And the regulatory burden for universities is growing.
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.
Read between the lines of the HE Bill and you might find the OfS can revoke university titles as well as award them. Mike Ratcliffe investigates what this might mean particularly for ancient universities.