The use of split metrics in the TEF could incentivise universities to do more to support disabled students’ attainment and employment prospects, and perhaps make up some of the way for recent cuts to DSA, argues Robert McLaren.
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.
Nick Hillman builds on his new HEPI pamphlet and argues that male access, retention and achievement is an urgent problem for the sector that should be debated and tackled – despite the critics of this discussion.
NUS Vice-President (Higher Education), Sorana Vieru argues that concerns about male underachievement are overhyped, make erroneous use of figures, and fail to account for class and non-university opportunities.
As the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) retools for a changing funding and policy environment, David Gilmore sets out the case for a reformed ECU, why it matters and why there is still so much work to do.