Policy

Open Lecture on Critical Pedagogy on Wed 22 Nov at 5:30-6:30pm (live broadcast link included)

Apolgies for cross posting: Open Lecture on Critical Pedagogy on Wed 22 Nov at 5:30-6:30pm (live broadcast link included) Dear All, The 2nd in our Open Lecture Series for 2017-18 will take place on Wednesday the 22nd of Nov at 5:30-6:30pm in the iconic Greenwich campus, Queen Anne 065 (QA065), Park Row, London SE10 9LS… 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 »

TEF and subject level TEF Policy

Professor Debbie Holley, Head of CEL and Jane Forster, Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor will be hosting HE Policy Briefings throughout the 2017-18 academic year, with dates already confirmed for November and December 2017. Monthly sessions will update staff interested in the rapidly changing UK HE landscape with the latest policy developments and share details… 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 »

TEF and subject level TEF Policy

Professor Debbie Holley, Head of CEL and Jane Forster, Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor will be hosting HE Policy Briefings throughout the 2017-18 academic year, with dates already confirmed for November and December 2017. Monthly sessions will update staff interested in the rapidly changing UK HE landscape with the latest policy developments and share details… Read more »

TEF and subject level TEF Policy

Professor Debbie Holley, Head of CEL and Jane Forster, Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor will be hosting HE Policy Briefings throughout the 2017-18 academic year, with dates already confirmed for November and December 2017. Monthly sessions will update staff interested in the rapidly changing UK HE landscape with the latest policy developments and share details… Read more »

Special edition of TEF articles

Colleagues, Prior to the publication of TEF assessments (coming soon, date delayed due to general election) please do take the time to read this excellent special edition. Debbie ====== We would like to announce publication of a TEF special edition in our open access journal Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching. A table of contents… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 3rd March 2017

Industrial Strategy The Government launched the Industrial Strategy Green Paper and consultation at the end of January. The paper focuses on improving Britain’s innovation and productivity in key areas alongside upskilling the workforce to become world leading. The government suggest a number sectors to support: clean energy robotics healthcare space technology quantum technology advanced computing… Read more »

HE Policy update w/e 3rd February 2017

Higher Education and Research Bill – the House of Lords committee stage has finished with no further amendments (other than non-controversial and welcome government amendments). Unlike in the House of Commons, where time was more limited and there was a great deal of focus on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), student loans, the impact of… Read more »

Accelerated degrees and switching courses – responses to government consultation

The Department for Education published findings from the Call for Evidence on Accelerated Courses and Switching Degrees on 20th December. This consultation closed in July 2016 – read BU’s response here. The high number of responses had been noted earlier, the report gives evidence of an interesting campaign: “we received responses from 44 higher education… Read more »