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Team Wonkhe slack chat: the NSS

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.

Student resilience – it’s all about empowerment

Accompanying a new Unite Students report on student resilience, Jenny Shaw outlines a new model for considering how students adapt to new environments and can be best supported through their studies.

From ivory tower to good neighbour

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.

Time to get tough with the ‘student snowflakes’ rhetoric

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.

Debunking the non-voting student myth

University students turn out in elections much more frequently than is commonly supposed. David Morris reflects on the latest HEPI research into student voting behaviours.

You only get what you pay for. Or do you?

Following a recent ruling by the CMA, Jim Dickinson argues that students are quite right to demand value for money, a decent amount of contact hours, and a fairer service all round.

A working class hero is something to be

Students at Oxford’s StHilda’s College have voted to appoint a Class Liberation Officer – something easy to make fun of. But Claire Lynch argues why this shows they are needed more than ever.

Turning students into citizens: a charter for active citizenship

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.

Sexual harassment on campus: an alternative view

Claire Reddleman responds to a recent article on sexual harassment on campus, arguing that it is important not to misrepresent the issue or propose inappropriate solutions.

Generation consequence: understanding students’ lives

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?

It’s time for real action on the BME attainment gap

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.

The student voice is missing from the TEF

Despite the White Paper’s championing of student rights and interests, Alex Pool asks why the collective student voice is not being given a place in the TEF.

The Tragedy of Dave, Prince of Europe

Martin McQuillan argues that to win the EU Referendum, David Cameron now relies on the votes of the same people who have suffered most under his policies. But the alternative could be even worse.

It’s the children who are wrong

Jim Dickinson responds to Jonathan Haidt who argued at the weekend that “young people are demanding a censorship on campus that shuts down argument in a dangerous way”. Is he right?

BME students need more than a place at Oxford

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.

The PM has moved the admissions debate forward

UCU’s Angela Nartey says that, in his intervention on universities and race, the Prime Minister is right that there is something “ingrained, institutional and insidious” about universities today