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.
Update on Higher Education Funding Policy in England
With many recent changes affecting funding in Higher Education, Helen Watson, Chief Operating Officer at City, University of London, reflects on what this means for universities in England.
Meet Colin Ferguson, Executive Director, AUA
"One thing I walked away with was a real admiration for what universities offer to society." Colin Ferguson, Executive Director, Association of University Administrators, talks us through his career history and role at AUA
Book review: Global University Rankings and the Politics of Knowledge
Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham, reviews Global University Rankings and the Politics of Knowledge which explores a range of research on the impact of the 'education industry' on HE.
Establishing Governance Arrangements for a University Start-up
With over £70m of government funding secured to date across three phases of delivery, ARU Peterborough is due to open its doors to students in September. Paul Bogle, ARU Secretary & Clerk, shares his thoughts on setting up governance arrangements for an innovative partnership based, university start-up venture.
Meet our Members: Mark Milton
"I work with so many knowledgeable and skilled people it makes my role much easier." Mark Milton, Chief Operating Officer, University of South Wales, discusses his career history after recently joining the HE sector.