This week on the show we chat the results of UCU’s FOI requests to universities about VC membership of remuneration committees, and the PM’s prevention plan to tackle mental ill health across the education sectors. And it’s that time of year – we take a look at graduation costs for students. There’s also a dose of True Crime on Campus and our Correlation Quiz.
With Rachel Piper, Policy Manager at Student Minds; Ben Vulliamy, chief executive of York Students’ Union; and Wonkhe’s own Minto Felix.
Items this week:
- UCU FOI results
- PM prevention plan to support mental health across education sectors
- TEF outcomes
- Damian Hinds speech at Reform
- Dandridge comment piece in The Times
- The Tab rankings of universities by graduation costs
- Buy True Crime on Campus
Correlation: I went to Oxford once and I saw people parking bikes everywhere. I know Oxford does a lot of research so I wondered if there was a link between the number of people who do just research in a university and nothing else, and the number of places you can leave a bike. There’s data on cycle spaces and research only academic staff in HESA – but does it correlate?