Latest SUs blogs
International students are more than numbers on a spreadsheet
The international higher education sector has been buzzing following the recent HEPI report on the economic contributions of international students in the UK. And there is every reason to talk about the findings related to the economic contribution of this group of students, as that equals to £41.9 billion, which is a number that would … Continued
Latest SUs Explainers
Reflecting on a decade of higher education policy and politics – and looking ahead
The Friday SUs Briefing Email
Student experience on Wonkhe
Mental health and wellbeing work is highly inconsistent
Higher education is accused of inconsistency on mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention - but is the allegation fair? Jim Dickinson reviews new research
Study Tour 2023: The low countries
As the sector expands, why are we letting more mean less?
Are we making compromises to the student experience just to make the numbers add up? Jim Dickinson and Livia Scott reflect on a week in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany with student leaders.
the wonkhe show
Students' unions on Wonkhe
Disabled students learn outside of the classroom too
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the “commitment” launched earlier this week by the Disabled Students’ Commission.
Cost of living on Wonkhe
101 ways to get the cost of living down for students
If you're choosing between heating and eating when studying you're certainly not volunteering or socialising. Jim Dickinson sources 100 ideas to help get the cost of being a student under control in the year ahead
SUs Video Briefings
Challenges and opportunities for SUs arising from OfS’ new arrangements for access and participation
Featured SUs explainers
Reviewing policies on lecture capture
Plenty of SUs are keen on lecture capture policies. They typically refer to the recording of audio, video, and presentation materials used in a lecture.
Students unions on Wonkhe
Have students had the nerve to tell the truth about their experience?
Students have been able to feed directly back to the regulator in this iteration of the TEF - but has it worked? Jim Dickinson wants to see you be brave
Belong from Wonkhe and Cibyl
The free speech problem is a crisis of confidence
Are there students afraid to speak on campus, and if so why is that? Jim Dickinson uncovers the anxiety and confidence issues underpinning the silencing of student opinion
Featured SUs Explainers
Here’s what SUs need to know about OfS’ new regulation of access and participation
The Office for Students (OfS) has published new arrangements for the regulation of equality of opportunity in higher education in England and there are big opportunities for SUs.
Students on wonk corner
Who are the victims in the campus culture wars?
Who are the students assumed to be losing out over free speech controversies, and how should we support them? Jim Dickinson interrogates the data.
Featured SUs Explainers
The essential guide for SUs to the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill
Featured SUs blogs
We need to talk about sabbatical burnout
One of the conversations we have a lot at this time of year with SUs is about burnout and sabbatical officer workload.
Policy forums and round tables
Round table report: Harassment and sexual misconduct
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Nick Smith's adventures in SU democracy and governance