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.
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.
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.
Will the TEF, OfS, and changes to regulation proposed by the government’s HE White paper put privatisation back on the agenda? It might make sense for some institutions may begin considering it once again.
The government’s new White Paper on higher education heralds a shakeup to the HE market with new ‘challenger institutions’ set to proliferate. Andrew McGettigan reviews the paper, it’s new measures for reform and all the problems with its approach.
HEFCE unexpectedly announced the outcome of their quality tender on Friday, giving the lion’s share of the work to QAA. And with a White Paper out today that has a thing or two to say about quality, we ask: are the quality wars over?