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HE policy update for the w/e 18th May 2018

Summit on BME Leadership in HE This event was hosted by AdvanceHE, the new agency that was formed recently to include the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, the Higher Education Academy and the Equality Challenge Unit. Wonkhe have pointed out that: “So far only 45 out of 167 higher education institutions have signed the Advance… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 11th May 2018

Fees and funding Loans and parental contributions – The implication of the means-tested maintenance loan is that parents will make up the difference for those not receiving the full loan (ie if parental income is over £25,000)– parents are not always expecting or planning for this and sometimes parents are unable in practice to make up… Read more »

Reflections from the OER18 Conference

Myself and two colleagues (Liz Falconer and Denyse King) attended the OER18 Conference Yesterday.  They presented two case studies (VR Avebury, and VR Healthcare) and illustrated how VR (virtual reality) brings unique considerations for open access.  For example, considerations about whether settings, avatars, props etc are available to others; and indeed, the point that OE-VR… Read more »

HE Policy Update for the w/e 23rd March 2018

HE Review The major review of HE was announced in late February (see policy update 23 Feb 2018 for our analysis). It’s a Department for Education review supported by an independent panel with an advisory role. The independent panel, led by Philip Augar, have opened a consultation and evidence gathering exercise inviting responses from the… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 9th February 2018

Parliament is now in recess, returning on Tuesday 20 February. There won’t be a policy update next week. We’ll bring you all the latest news on Thursday 22 February. Technical v higher education Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Commons Education Committee gave the keynote speech at the Centre for Social Justice this week and… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 26th January 2018

It’s been a busy bee week. We have oodles of news for you, feel free to scan through and find the sections that are most interesting to you! Ministerial update The new Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah, has been more active this week. The HE Review The much heralded and still elusive HE Review was a… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 5th January 2018

Welcome to the first policy update of 2018!  Parliament is in recess until Monday 8th so there has been less activity this week. Nevertheless, here is your slimline summary of the activity since our last update. Office for Students The Office for Students (OfS) officially came into existence this week. The final 6 members of… Read more »