The Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has confirmed funding allocations to HEFCE for the financial year 2017-18.
The government has tabled a Technical and Further Education Bill, education secretary Justine Greening has announced. The bill will allow for the remit of the Institute for Apprenticeships to be expanded in line with the Post-16 Skills Plan, which will give the body a greater role in overseeing the development of a new post-16 structure… read more
The Higher Education and Research Bill as amended in the Commons Public Bill Committee has been released, with amendments highlighted.
European Union students applying for university places in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will still have access to student funding support.
For the 2017 survey the UK higher education (HE) funding bodies are introducing substantial changes to the NSS questionnaire based on the outcomes of the Review of Information (www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/Year/2016/201615/) that were published in August. The revised list of survey questions is at Annex A.
International law scholar and university leader Professor Stephen Toope was nominated as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Subject to the approval of the Regent House, the University’s governing body, Professor Toope will take over from Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz on 1 October 2017. Professor Toope is Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School… read more
Sir Martin Donnelly has announced he is stepping down from his role as joint Permanent Secretary at BEIS to help set up the new Department for International Trade. Alex Chisholm will become the sole Permanent Secretary for BEIS.
The members of the Commons Public Bill Committee for the Higher Education and Research Bill have been announced. Chairs: Sir Edward Leigh Mr David Hanson Clerks: Katy Stout Glenn McKee Committee Membership: Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham) Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central) Alex Chalk (Cheltenham) Jo Churchill (Bury St Edmunds) David Evennett (Bexleyheath and Crayford)… read more
Jo Johnson will split his time between BEIS and DfE for the respective science and university parts of his brief.
The Higher Education and Research Bill Second Reading will take place next Tuesday 19th July.
Statement from Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, on higher education and research following the EU referendum. The UK has some of the best universities and researchers in the world, and international students, academics and researchers play a significant part in that success. As the Prime Minister set out last week, the… read more
Jo Johnson’s speech this morning was entitled “The student journey – from teenage to middle-age”, and can be read in full at the link below.
His full responsibilities are listed as: Government Strategy, Delivery and outcomes across portfolios, Resilience, School standards, Educational attainment and closing the attainment gap, National Improvement Framework, Quality and improvement, Teaching profession, School infrastructure and staffing, Qualifications, Behaviour, Measures to combat bullying, The Gaelic and Scots languages, Modern languages, Historical Abuse Enquiry, Named person, Cross Government… read more