The New Protect Duty
Following the government response to the new Protect Duty, Karen Stephenson, University Secretary at Birmingham City University, details the changes and requirements we may expect.
Industrial Action is here again: the complexities of life in UK Higher Education
With a new wave of industrial action taking place across the UK, Karen Stephenson, University Secretary at Birmingham City University, explores the impact on students and institutions.
Regulating Freedom of Speech
The Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill is set to put in place new measures for regulating freedom of speech. Gary Attle, Partner at Mills & Reeve LLP reflects on what this may mean for universities.
Significant developments in higher education in the Middle East
The Middle East is strengthening its higher education sector. Ivor McGettigan, Partner and Head of Education at Al Tamimi and Company, provides an overview of developments in the region.
The future of student complaints: a tale of two processes?
The Freedom of Speech Bill causes confusion about student complaints. Simon Jennings, Director of Strategic Planning & Governance, Lancaster University, and Susan Matthews, Principal Associate, Weightmans LLP, explain that students need clarity on where to refer their complaints.
Governance in times of change: insight-driven decision-making
Agile governance has been vital in the pandemic. Sarah Litchfield, Secretary and General Counsel, and Mat Cooling, Director of Risk and Assurance, at the University of Surrey, explain how data can maximise the efficiency of a governing body.
When the law changes overnight: Advising clients during the coronavirus pandemic
New legislation is being churned out at whiplash pace. Sarah Litchfield, University Secretary and General Counsel, and Stephen Allen, Lawyer, at the University of Surrey, reflect on the rapid legal changes of the Coronavirus Universe.
Comply and Thrive – Moving to a Governance, Risk and Assurance Culture
Sarah Litchfield, Secretary and General Counsel, and Mat Cooling, Director of Risk and Assurance, at the University of Surrey, explain how universities can establish a governance, risk and assurance (GRA) culture, and why this is particularly important since the pandemic.
The Execution of Deeds
Mark Taylor, Partner, and Rachel Soundy, Principal Associate, at Eversheds Sutherland, discuss how universities may be able to execute deeds in more challenging times.
The Language of Regulation
Gary Attle, Partner and Head of Education and Governance at Mills & Reeve LLP, explains terminology brought in by the Higher Education and Research Act 2017.