Michael Barber met the Commons Education Select Committee, and gave us a clearer picture of how the Office for Students might operate. Mark Leach evaluates the performance of the ‘delivery man’.
A report released today by the National Audit Office reveals that students at alternative higher education providers have claimed taxpayer-backed financial support that they were not entitled to.
Today the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) unveiled their Science and Innovation strategy. This sets out the Government’s priorities for investment and support up to to 2021. A total of £5.9billion capital is committed to support science and innovation from 2016-21.
Mark Leach takes a quick look at the measures relating to HE and science announced in the 2015 Budget announced by Chancellor George Osborne.
A report released today by the powerful Public Accounts Committee (PAC) strongly criticises the government for disregarding warnings about the dangers of vast sums of public money being given to for-profit higher education colleges.
A new British Social Attitudes Survey has looked in detail about the UK public’s attitude towards higher education and fees. Emily Lupton takes a look at the key results.
Universities UK (UUK) call for reform to higher education regulation proposing a new lead regulator, ‘the Council for Higher Education England’ (CHEE). The report also calls for a new register for higher education providers and more protection of student interest.
The Competition and Markets Authority has published draft compliance advice for higher education providers in relation to consumer protection legislation. It covers the whole of the UK, the whole of the sector and the whole gamut of provision, and sets up a range of potentially important legal battles for the future. Mark Leach takes a look at its highlights.
In 2008, the then Secretary of State at DIUS John Denham announced his ‘university challenge’ to plug the ‘cold spots’ of HE provision in England. The idea was to create HE ‘centres’ in partnership rather than brand new universities, although the media widely reported it as “Croydon planning to join Cambridge as a university town” etc. Today the idea makes a (sort of) return.
A new study from HEPI explores students electoral power, their voting patterns and the effect that they may have on the 2015 election.
Anyone that thought there wasn’t enough HE legislative action in this Parliament might be forgiven for suffering from some whiplash the last couple of weeks following the action over the Consumer Protection Bill and now today’s Counter Terrorism and Security Bill introduced to Parliament by Theresa May. Following the introduction of this Bill to Parliament… read more
The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) have released their 2013/14 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, providing an insight to what graduates are doing six months after graduation.
A total of 183 access agreements have been approved by the Office for Fair Access for 2016-17. Giving universities and colleges challenging targets to make swift progress on fair access to higher education.