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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.

What are words worth?

Seasoned communication professional Ezri Carlebach demonstrates why language matters.

The deep roots of university reputation

Previewing their Wonkfest session, Ben Verinder and Sue Wolstenholme look closely at how a different approach to reputation management might solve the higher education’s PR problem.

The rise of academic ill-health

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.

The OfS should make university governance a top priority

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.

Plan for the worst and hope for the best

Universities have over-relied on growth to see themselves through tough times. The safer option now is to consolidate and see out the coming crisis, argues Jim Dickinson.