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HE policy update for the w/e 19th January 2018

A quieter week policy-wise following the cabinet reshuffle. New minister – new set of priorities? Our new minister has been fairly quiet as he settles in and thinks about the many priorities – we expect that the PM wants him to focus on the “major review” – and despite pressure he has refused to get… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 12th January 2018

Cabinet Reshuffle Out with the old and in with the new…the cabinet reshuffle this week brings changes for HE. Goodbye to Jo Johnson as he departs from the Universities Minister role to become Minister of State for Transport and Minister for London. Nick Hillman, Director of HEPI, reflects on Johnson’s legacy in the Times Higher,… 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 »

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th Academic Practice and Technology (APT2018) conference

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th Academic Practice and Technology (APT2018) conference “An uncertain future: Adapting academic practice for an evolving digital world” Tuesday 3 July 2018 https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/ecentre/apt2018/schedConf/index This annual conference, co-hosted by the University of Greenwich and London School of Economics (LSE), will be held on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at the Greenwich Maritime… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 15th December 2017

Despite Sarah and Jane donning their sparkly Christmas jumpers there has been no let up this week – here is your fully stuffed pre-Christmas policy update (and not a turkey in sight)!  We’ll be back in the New Year unless anything really exciting happens next week Accelerated Degrees The long awaited consultation on accelerated degrees… Read more »

Journal of Information Literacy – latest issue now available

Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to announce the publication of volume 11(2) of JIL. Please peruse and enjoy the contents below – JIL is open access, so nothing will stand in your way! In this issue we have articles on student research fairs; school librarians’ perceptions of teachers’ information literacy; the ‘otherly’ experience of distance learning; and… Read more »

British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) abstracts by 21st December

Dear all The University of Sheffield is delighted to be hosting the British Conference of Undergraduate Research  (BCUR) on 12th and 13th April, 2018.  In its 8th year, the conference attracts a footfall of around 500 (majority) students and staff from a wide range of universities, across two days.  It is considered a leading channel through which undergraduates can present their high… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 8th December 2017

Fees and funding – the latest developments The fees and funding discussions continue with some interesting developments this week. Firstly, there was a written response by the Minister  -responding to the Resolution of the House on 13th September 2017 on tuition fees (the non-binding one that was essentially passed unanimously because no Conservative MPs attended). … Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 24th November 2017

Industrial Strategy A little bit late this week, but that gave us the opportunity to include a reference to the Industrial Strategy, launched today. It has just been published and you can find it here. From all the discussion, and Greg’ Clark’s interview on Radio 4 this morning, it sounds as if it hasn’t moved… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 17th November 2017

Welcome! There’s a veritable feast of HE policy for you to enjoy this week – lots on the budget and fees and funding, another section of the OfS consultation including quality, consumer protection, student protection plans and student transfers, and an update on engagement with schools. Fees, loans, funding – and the Budget Philip Hammond’s… Read more »