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.
A new GuildHE report shows that social action and active citizenship are an important aspect of higher education. Joy Carter argues that universities must actively demonstrate their social value and the power of community action by staff and students.
Students are increasingly isolated and stressed as they worry more about their future than generations that came before them. How can we better understand their lives and how to improve them on campus?
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.
Jacqueline Stevenson argues that secular universities are isolating their religious students, and calls on the sector to gather more data about the nature of students’ religious beliefs in order to cater to their needs.
Prime Minister is right to focus on race and to question admissions data. Chris Hall argues that we must not let a media frenzy focussed on one issue, predominantly at one university, distract us from the wider issues that we need to address.