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Higher Education Policy update

Higher Education and Research Bill: The Committee stage of the Bill in the House of Lords will start on 9th January.  Amendments are added daily.  As of today, the list is 15 pages long and includes proposals for changes: To ensure students are on the electoral register To require providers to provide mental health services to students To… Read more »

HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Student Information, NSS boycott, HE and Research Bill, Maintenance Grants and Loans, Education and Social Mobility, Autumn Statment and more: Last week was all about the HE Bill (which meant it was also about TEF, fees, student loans, immigration and Brexit) – and the… Read more »

HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Student Finance; International Students and Brexit; Fair Access and Progression, as well as other news: Lots of interesting developments in the UK last week while there has been a rather distracting international politics story abroad. Student finance The government have launched two new… Read more »

HE Policy update

Teaching Excellence The Higher Education Academy released a report on teaching excellence in a range of subjects – part of their response to the teaching excellence framework.  It includes a useful literature review and a report following interviews with academics.  The conclusions of the report include: pedagogic approaches are different for different subjects – the… Read more »

HE Policy update

Read the UUK evidence to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry into industrial strategy. This highlights the role of universities in: • making long -term, sustainable contributions to productivity and growth, • creating the best possible environment for businesses to thrive • sustaining the world-class excellence of the UK’s research base to attract businesses… Read more »