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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

The case for a major review of higher education

As the Prime Minister moves forward with her “major review” of higher education, Aaron Porter looks at the lessons from recent history to make the case for a review that works.

We need realistic evaluations of HE access

Lauren Bellaera of the Brilliant Club outlines how more realistic WP evaluations can improve our understanding of what is effective in different contexts.

Open data is about more than a licence

HESA’s latest statistical first release tries out a new presentational format. Wonkhe’s David Kernohan is old, and thus unhappy with change in any form. And where are the UKPRNs?

New Year data resolutions

HESA’s Andy Youell stops off on his way to the gym to suggest some New Year’s resolutions for managing your institutional data.

Burning books on Boxing Day

Andrew McRae adds some light to the latest heated draft about free speech in universities

Incentives lock out HE innovation

Following his appearance at the Treasury Select Committee, John Denham sets out how the incentives in the HE sector needs to change to support national priorities.

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.

Getting the UK Quality Code just right

The Chair of UKSCQA walks us through the rationale and reasoning behind some aspects of the proposed UK Quality Code, ahead of the close of the consultation period.

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.