Across the sector, staff and students are anxious, and mental health issues are actively caused by the way institutions are required to operate. Richard Hall takes a deeper look into the unhealthy way the modern universities are experienced by the human beings within them.
Many of the criticism’s recently levelled at universities could be fixed with improved governance, but will the new regulator be sufficiently ambitious to ensure reform? Jim Dickinson suggests some ways forward.
The iconic film maker George A. Romero died recently. Stella Jones-Devitt argues that his zombie films, which aimed to satirise consumerism, racism and other social concerns, have parallels with present-day higher education.
David Relph argues that university leaders need fresh imagination and real ambition to root their work in their local communities and should grasp the opportunities that follow the renewed devolution agenda.
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.