As the government announces major amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill, we run down what’s new, what’s been splashing in the media, and assess the politics of the package.
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’.
As Michael Barber is appointed the first Chair of the Office for Students, we look back at the man’s career and work in education which has spanned many issues – and much controversy.
After the government suffers its first defeat in the passage of the Higher Education and Research Bill, we look at the fallout from a tumultuous day and what it means for the future.
As academic freedom becomes a key part of the debate over the HE Bill in the House of Lords, we take a look at the current framework and how it might change.
The Higher Education and Research Bill begins its journey in the House of Lords this week, so we take a moment to reflect on who’s who from HE in the upper house and who’s likely to be influential in the debates.
Jo Johnson has used the Committee stage of the HE Bill to keep an iron grip on its content. Will he be more conciliatory going forward? David Morris sums up the underwhelming Public Bill Committee.
David Morris gives an overview of a long, sweltering summer afternoon in Parliament, as the Higher Education and Research Bill was debated by MPs.
The debate about standards in higher education is set to be re-opened following the introduction of a Teaching Excellence Framework and the White Paper’s proposals to give OfS responsibility for them.
We break down the notoriously archaic procedures of Parliament, and try to anticipate where the hotspots for a HE Bill might be.