Cutting the Cloth to Suit the Purse – the OfS Teaching Grant
Helen Watson, Registrar and Secretary at Goldsmiths, University of London shares her thoughts on the latest Teaching Grant budgets from OfS.
What does the General Election mean for Higher Education funding?
Ant Bagshaw, management consultant for Nous Group, discusses what funding implications the election could have for the HE sector.
Transnational Education: Growth, Innovation and Development
With the clear connection between international student recruitment, the opportunity to diversify our income and Transnational Education (TNE), Paula Sanderson, Registrar and Secretary (Chief Operating Officer) at SOAS, University of London, discusses the benefits of TNE and the development potential it encourages.
The Art of Augar: Hitting the Right Notes or a Little Off Key?
On Thursday 30th May 2019, the long-anticipated review of post-18 education and funding was launched. Never before has a government review been so quickly and thoroughly dissected, discussed and analysed, but the implications of the review will take longer to realise. In this blog post, Helen Watson, Registrar and Secretary at Goldsmiths, University of London, shares her initial thoughts.
Going For Broke: Do We Really Care About Education?
Alison Kennell, University Secretary at York St John University, argues that universities need to set a better example when it comes to financial self-regulation.
They’re Not Tuition Fees, They’re University Fees
There has been lots of talk in the media about tuition fees lately. Here, Professor Neil Marriott, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winchester, corrects a vital misunderstanding.
What Does ‘Value For Money’ Really Mean?
Steve Knight, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Sunderland, considers the rapidly changing value for money environment and some of the challenges we might face in responding to the new landscape.
“Sensible” and “Interesting”; the Welsh Approach to Student Maintenance and Fees from 2018
Rebecca Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer at Aberystwyth University, weighs in on the changes to the Welsh Funding Policy and reflects on how it will look for the new 2018 student intake.
Policy, Principles and People: The Student Funding Debate
Alison Kennell, University Secretary at York St John University, considers the recent discussions regarding university tuition fees and the wider debate on funding policy affecting higher education and students’ personal finances.
2017 – Calming Waters or a Perfect Storm?
If 2016 taught us anything, it was that expectations do not always follow the predictable path. What had been built up as our ’norm’, over decades of lived experience, can be shattered in months – if not days. Vikki Goddard, Chief Operating Officer at Salford University, looks ahead to 2017 and predicts some turbulent times for universities, with a few brighter spells.