Higher Education funding: A question of quality?
A ready-made set of levers. The Quality and Standards Consultation offers new ways to consider and control higher education funding in England. Lucy Hodson, Director of Planning and Intelligence, at Birmingham City University, explains why this publication lays important foundations for the delayed consultations on teaching funding.
Light at the End of the Tunnel… or Just a Tunnel
Helen Watson, Registrar and Secretary at Goldsmiths, University of London, reviews the Government’s guidance on restructuring Higher Education in response to COVID-19. But are they more preoccupied with the politics than the fiscality of the situation?
COVID-19 – Our Biggest Challenge Yet
Aaron Porter, Director of Policy and Engagement at IDP Connect, shares his views on how COVID-19 is impacting the Higher Education sector in the current academic year and beyond.
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.