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Plans are well underway for the Universities Week 2014, which is taking place from 9-15 June. It all seems a far cry from the pilot campaign we ran back in 2010, with next year’s campaign shaping up to be our … Continue reading
Digital networks and digital information are such core elements of the lives of organisations and private individuals that cyber threats that undermine our confidence in their security potentially risk undermining their transformative benefits. Equally, increasingly restrictive security controls in the … Continue reading
Universities UK’s external speakers guidance does not promote gender segregation – it highlights universities’ legal obligations
Last Friday (22 November 2013) Universities UK, the representative organisation for the UK’s universities, published guidance to assist universities in managing controversial external speaker events on campus. This is a complex area involving a wide range of legislation from equalities law … Continue reading
And what should be done about it? These are very live questions for all those who work with part-time students. And researchers and policy-makers are grappling with the questions, too. Many organisations, including Universities UK, HEFCE, HECSU, OFFA, the Institute … Continue reading
In 2012, the cap on English university fees for full-time undergraduates from the UK and EU was increased to £9,000 a year. Government loans mean that students don’t have to pay up-front and the repayment terms ensure that they are … Continue reading
Peers are obviously made of sterner stuff than their colleagues in the lower house: while MPs broke up for their summer recess a week ago, the Lords are still soldiering on through the July heat. Baroness (Joan) Bakewell initiated a … Continue reading
There has been much conjecture and concern over how the reforms to undergraduate tuition fees will impact on progression to postgraduate study – most recently from Alan Milburn in his latest report on social mobility. The problem in assessing the … Continue reading
At first glance, Migration Watch’s report on why international students should not be removed from the government’s net migration target may look like a convincing read. But dig a little deeper and it becomes clear that the report fails to consider … Continue reading
Since September 2010, I have been chair of Universities UK’s efficiency and modernisation task group, and last year we published the final report of our findings. Universities already have a strong record in improving their efficiency and effectiveness. Indeed, the … Continue reading