Policy

HE Policy Briefings

These briefing sessions are aimed at staff interested in the rapidly changing UK HE policy landscape. This workshop, co-facilitated by Jane Forster (Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor) and Debbie Holley (Head of CEL) will bring together policy and practice. By the end of this briefing participants will: • Be aware of the latest policy developments… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/c 20th October 2017

The Department of Education have been very busy preparing many, many pages of consultation for us – and then have downplayed it by talking about freedom of speech (and not much else).  BU’s TEF result is in the press.  And universities generated £95 billion of gross output in the economy in 2014-15 OfS Regulation –… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 6th October (belated)

As the focus of the conference season for HE has been fees, loans and debt, we have a slightly delayed policy update with a catch up on this complicated issue, with a few hints of other things to come in our regular update at the end of the week. Discussions about student finance have dominated… Read more »

BU HE policy update w/e 29th September 2017

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Non-Executive Board On Thursday Jo Johnson announced the non-executive members of the UKRI Board. Sir John Kingman (Chair of UKRI) is the Legal and General Group Chairman and Former Second Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury Fiona Driscoll (UKRI Audit Committee Chair) is Chair of the Audit Committee of Nuffield Health… Read more »

Call for Abstracts for a Special Issue: Qualitative Approaches to Policy Analysis & Research

Dear colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ========= Call for Abstracts for a Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist (1.311 Impact Factor) on QUALITATIVE APPROACHES TO POLICY ANALYSIS & RESEARCH Editors: Monica Reid Kerrigan, Rowan University, and Ane Turner Johnson, Rowan University Abstracts Due: December 1, 2017 • Full Manuscript Due: May 1, 2018 The purpose of… Read more »

HEPI Breakfast Seminar 12th October

Where next for widening participation and fair access? HEPI Breakfast Seminar in partnership with Brightside Thursday 12th October 8.20am to 10.30am One Birdcage Walk, Westminster SW1 HEPI and Brightside are working in partnership to bring together key experts on widening participation to see what more can be done to improve social mobility. Following publication over the… Read more »

HE Policy update w/e 22nd September 2017

Fees debate Last week started with the Sunday Times headline suggesting that the government would reduce tuition fees to £7500 and then the debate that has been continuing all summer boiled over briefly. You can read more about it on Wonkhe here.  Headline grabbing policies on tuition fees are apparently fed by the view that… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 15th September

REF 2021 As we noted last week, on 1st September 2017 HEFCE published the initial decisions on REF 2021. This does not include decisions regarding submitting staff, output portability or the eligibility of institutions to participate in the REF. There is another consultation on those issues and BU’s response is being prepared by RKEO –… Read more »