Mike Ratcliffe defuses that UK2020 report, and offers a critique of the way it has been constructed. He argues that we need to address these arguments, despite their low quality, as they are continuing to catch the attention of the media.
As the work of the Office for Fair Access begins to transfer to the new Office for Students, Les Ebdon offers his perspective on the way the new body will need to approach this vitally important issue.
With the debate over international students front and centre of the HE Bill’s endgame in Parliament, Ant Bagshaw argues that the political debate over the issue has too often missed the nuance of the policy.
Alex Proudfoot makes the case for the Office for Students to be the ‘validator of last resort’ in the Higher Education and Research Bill, in order to ensure further high quality new entrants to the higher education market.
If an institution is not functioning properly or meeting regulatory requirements, why should an ancient charter exempt them from possible closure or intervention? Catherine Boyd looks a the furore over Royal Charters.
As the Higher Education and Research Bill reaches the end of its journey in the House of Commons, Universities Minister Jo Johnson explains why the government has amended the Bill and looks at what’s next.
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.
Does anyone really know what’s going on? Martin McQuillan thinks not, warns against believing in false prophets and wonders if there are bigger things in the world for universities to worry about than the outcomes of Green Paper.
Marking the report of his HEPI pamphlet ‘Employability: Degrees of Value’, Johnny Rich argues that the government is wrong to focus on measures of employment in the TEF and instead should be looking for student employability in the great scramble to measure teaching excellence.
In all the discussion about the Teaching Excellence Framework, the voice of teachers is getting lost. What can the HE sector learn from schools and their more organic and vibrant community shaping their future?
Following the Green Paper’s proposals to create an Office for Students, Jim Dickinson argues that the sector and the government will need to go much further if they intend to properly protect students, and give them a voice.