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HE Policy update for the w/e 22nd June 2018

Another big week in policy land. We’ve big features on grade inflation and post-qualification admissions to get your brain buzzing. Feel free to turn to your neighbour and discuss! Brexit news for EU citizens setting in the UK This week the Government released further details on how EU citizens and their families could apply for… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 15th June 2018

A busy week for publications this week, while the government have been busy with Brexit votes and there is a positive story about immigration rules. The Economics of HE The Commons Public Accounts Committee published its report on the higher education market on Friday. After some interesting evidence sessions, Research Professional report that the outcome is disappointing:… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 15th May

A day early this week! Brexit In the PM’s speech this week referred to below, she mentioned the implications of Brexit for research: …. since 2010 the number of overseas students coming to study at UK universities has increased by almost a quarter. The UK will always be open to the brightest and the best… Read more »

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 »