Higher Education Reform

Give The New Higher Education Act A Chance Before Tearing Into Universities

Graham Galbraith | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK
Graham Galbraith

As we enter party conference season universities should brace themselves for more sustained criticism. While we should always listen to people's views...

The Importance Of Qualifications Frameworks: Reflections From Bosnia And Herzegovina

Nick Cartwright | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Nick Cartwright

I am enjoying being in the company of those who recognise the opportunities that a qualifications framework creates and proud that I am able to offer my support as Bosnia and Herzegovina attempts to realise those opportunities. I am worried though that in the UK we have got so used to having the FHEQ that we have become complacent as to its importance, we must all guard against this.

Higher Education Bill Must Prioritise Care Leavers

Chloe Cockett | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK Politics
Chloe Cockett

Over recent months the media has paid particular attention to the fact that disadvantaged working class white boys are five times less likely to go to university than those from the most advantaged backgrounds. However, few seem to acknowledge that that only 5 per cent of young care leavers went to university last year.

Employer-sponsored Education Deserves Government's Attention

Dave Phoenix | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Dave Phoenix

It is my firm belief that it is imperative the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the associated educational bodies develop a much clearer understanding of what collaborative partnerships in the area of employer-sponsored education already exist before any changes to the systems related to employer funding are made. Additional research and understanding of the field is needed to enable reliable evidenced-based decision making over rash policy making.

2:2s Need to Go

Natasha Chowdory | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Chowdory

In a nutshell - I failed to get a 2:1 so I became the most pointless person ever to walk the planet - this includes a certain level of contempt from my then group of friends and a certain level of disappointment from my parents, leading to the tentative job offers I'd had disappearing into the ether.

This House Has No Confidence in the Government's Higher Education Policy

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

This government's higher education policy can barely be said to be anything more than foolhardy. It is fiscally peculiar, damaging to equality and frankly Kafkaesque. For a society who has such major aspirations in the field of education and equality, our government's policy maps fairly badly.

University Head Shouldn't Stand By as Universities are Treated Like a Political Football

Liam Burns | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Burns

This week is Universities Week, a chance for everyone involved in the higher education sector to shout from the rooftops about all the brilliant work that our universities do. Considering the controversy and arguments that surround the issue of education and its future at the moment it's good that we take the time to collectively appreciate what it is we're fighting for.