The trend in HE policy has been to give greater weight to genuine student engagement – but the quality code and OfS regulatory framework feel like a retreat from this. Xenia Levantis and Alex Bols have the detail.
Students do many things at university – unfortunately some of them get arrested and then released on bail. Levi Pay sets out the trials of managing this situation from the student services perspective.
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.
In an average university, six or seven students will die each year. Levi Pay takes us through the protocols needed to carry out the delicate and emotional process of supporting families, friends and coursemates through this difficult time.
In an experimental feature, Team Wonkhe take to slack to discuss the 2017 NSS in detail. The chat covers post-graduate NSS, the potential for bias within surveys and the use of NSS data within institutions.
The image of an ivory tower presents universities set apart from their surrounds yet most are physically, socially, culturally economically and environmentally present within cities, towns and neighbourhoods.
A supposed lack of student resilience is often used to explain away a number of new challenges for universities. Alex Prestage argues we must move away from a deficit model to one that better recognises relative disadvantage.