Policy

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 »

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 »

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 Briefings: Thursday 7th December 12.00-13.00 the all new policy workshop post autumn TEF/REF update and budget!

Colleagues: much has happened this autumn – please do come and find out how this impacts on BU and our work. CG11, Thursday 7 December 12.00 Debbie and Jane ===== HE Policy Briefings Key Information Aimed at: All staff Facilitated by: Debbie Holley, Head of CEL and Jane Forster-Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor, OVC Your Time Commitments:… 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 »

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 »