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.
A report from the Student Funding Panel recommends that there should be more student maintenance support a freeze of the repayment threshold and better student understanding of loans and their terms.
Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice Chancellor of the University of Kent, is to be the next President of Universities UK. She won an election contested by Colin Riodan (Cardiff) and Simon Gaskell (Queen Mary University of London). The first woman President of UUK, Dame Julia faces a high-stakes period of office.