A Six-point Plan to Defend Freedom of Speech in our Universities
Freedom of speech must be defended in our universities. Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield, and Smita Jamdar, Head of Education at Shakespeare Martineau, offer their six-point plan for protecting intellectual debate on our campuses.
Building stakeholder confidence with integrated reporting
The Office for Students has announced a phased resumption of regulatory requirements to reduce bureaucracy and burden. Kim Ansell, Senior Advisor and Managing Consultant at Advance HE, suggests we use this time to review how we report on the sustainability of our universities. Integrated reporting could provide our stakeholders with a clearer, fuller picture.
Are Universities Boiling Frogs?
Smita Jamdar, Partner and Head of Education at Shakespeare Martineau, asks whether government interventions are putting institutional autonomy at risk.
Taking the Long View on Student Number Control
Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield, shares his views on student number control measures in light of COVID-19.
Reasons to be cheerful on Blue Monday
Dr Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield explores how the HE sector faces up to government changes and Brexit with a positive mindset.
Brexit Extension: Let’s Not Waste This Time
Dr Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield shares approaches to the possibility of a no-deal Brexit: 'preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best’.
Scottish Government’s Plans to Retain GPs by Making Medical Schools More Scottish
The Scottish Government has trialled a number of initiatives to retain doctors who train at Scottish medical schools. Sophie Byrne of Anderson Strathern discusses the initiatives and the impact it could have on the healthcare system in Scotland.
GDPR: One Year On
On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation came into force. In this blog post, Andrew Cornforth and Cerys Wyn Davies of Pinsent Masons reflect on the impact the new regulation has had on universities.
No Deal Feels Real Now
Dr Tony Strike is University Secretary at the University of Sheffield and a member of the executive board of the European Association of Institutional Research (EAIR). Here he shares his views as the AHUA representative on the UUK International ‘no deal planning’ working group.
Revenge of the Expert: Wonkfest 2018
Alison Jones is the Chair of the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) and Former University Secretary at the University of Bradford. She reports on the recent Wonkfest event in London, a festival of ideas and debate about the future of universities.