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  • Differences aside, why are we all so similar? By Natalie Day, Johnny Rich & Chris Husbands

    23 January 2023 by Natalie Day, Johnny Rich and Chris Husbands

    This HEPI blog has been kindly written for HEPI by Natalie Day, Johnny Rich and Professor Sir Chris Husbands. Writing for HEPI in December, Mary Curnock Cook and Malcolm Grant argued that the ways in which the Office for Students applies QAA methodology to new entrants to HE prevents the emergence of…

  • Graduate employer levy: A practical and political solution

    11 April 2024 by Johnny Rich

    It’s easy to criticise policies – such as the funding system for higher education in England. It’s far harder to offer something better that could be delivered in practice, given political and fiscal realities. HEPI’s latest report How should undergraduate degrees be funded? seeks to do just that. It has…

  • How should undergraduate degrees be funded? A collection of essays

    11 April 2024 by Rose Stephenson

    The Higher Education Policy Institute ( today publishes a new report entitled How Should Undergraduate Degrees be Funded? – a compendium of essays edited by Rose Stephenson, Director of Policy and Advocacy at HEPI. The report explores a range of potential funding models for undergraduate education, against a backdrop of…

  • WEEKEND READING: Using technology to improve graduate outcomes

    19 November 2022 by Charles Hardy

    This blog has been kindly written for HEPI by Charles Hardy, Education Partnerships at Handshake UK. Join Handshake at the Careers Leadership Summit on Thursday, 8 December 2022 – register here. It’s always been Handshake’s mission to create a future where the student and graduate employment market is more equitable than…

  • Defend – don’t defund – proven qualifications for school leavers

    28 April 2022

    In a new paper published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (, Holding Talent Back? What is next for the future of Level 3?, 11 different authors consider the Westminster Government’s controversial reforms to Level 3 qualifications, including BTECs. While the Government has confirmed that many Applied General qualifications can…

  • What is a graduate outcome?

    28 May 2021 by Tom Fryer

    This blog was contributed by Tom Fryer, a PhD researcher at University of Manchester. Tom has written for HEPI before about comprehensive universities. You can find Tom on Twitter @TomFryer4 There is a lot to like about Tuesday’s HEPI blog from Johnny Rich and Stella Fowler on the contribution of…

  • What does Engineering tell us about social mobility?

    25 May 2021 by Johnny Rich & Stella Fowler

    This blog was contributed by Johnny Rich (Chief Executive) and Stella Fowler (Policy Manager) from the Engineering Professors’ Council, the representative body of Engineering academics in UK universities. You can find Johnny on Twitter @JohnnySRich The Government is keen to use graduate earnings as a metric for the value of…

  • The true potential of a national student survey

    19 April 2021 by Johnny Rich

    This blog was kindly contributed by Johnny Rich, Chief Executive of the Engineering Professors’ Council, Chief Executive of outreach organisation Push and a consultant on higher education. He is writing in a personal capacity. You can find Johnny on Twitter @JohnnySRich or reach him via his website at Last…