From students in a learning community to an adversarial relationship between customers and providers: litigation is in the air
Karen Stephenson, University Secretary at Birmingham City University, discusses the litigation by aggrieved students currently working its way through the courts.
Update on Higher Education in Scotland
In a year that has seen many changes across government and the HE sector as a whole, Dr Jim McGeorge, University Secretary & Chief Operating Officer at the University of Dundee, examines recent developments in Scotland.
Analysing Student Welfare in HE
With the increase in media coverage surrounding student suicide, Dr Simon Merrywest, Director of Student Experience at the University of Manchester, discusses key issues.
National Security Bill
Gary Attle, Partner at Mills & Reeve, discusses why higher education institutions need to be aware of the National Security Bill and may need to adjust their frameworks to manage security risks.
Meet our Members: James Granger
“I wouldn’t have it any other way.” James Granger, Chief Operating Officer at University of Chichester reflects on his career history and the future of HE.
An (Ofsted) Inspector Calls……days in the life of an Ofsted nominee
Prepare for Ofsted inspections and be proactive in ensuring inspectors understand your provision. Thoughts and insights on a recent inspection from Helen Galbraith, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at the University of Chester.
Five things University staff need to know about kindness and its super-powers
In celebration of KindFest, Susie Hills, CEO and Co-Founder at Halpin explores five ways in which kindness affects universities.
“All change, please”
Organisational change hasn’t always been seen as one of our strengths as a sector. But is it time to re-evaluate that in the light of our response to Covid? Richard Calvert, DVC at Sheffield Hallam, reflects on what we’ve learned from the last 2-3 years about agility and responsiveness, and how we can embed this in future thinking about transformation and change.
The Bill on Freedom of Speech is not about freedom of speech. It is not about academic freedom either. It might still be needed.
With the Freedom of Speech Bill expected to be implemented soon, Liviu Matei, Head of the School of Education, Communication and Society at King’s College London, reflects on how this will affect the sector.
The Subsidy Control Act
With the UK’s departure from the EU, legislation to reflect the separation continues to emerge. Karen Stephenson, University Secretary at Birmingham City University, explores what this means for HEIs.