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  • REF2028: Outputs Matter

    2 November 2023 by Nigel Thrift

    In a new HEPI Policy Note, REF2028: Outputs Matter, Professor Sir Nigel Thrift, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick, argues the Research Excellence Framework (REF) is becoming overloaded – thereby diluting its core purpose.

  • Student accommodation costs across 10 cities in the UK

    26 October 2023 by Unipol and HEPI

    In the last three years there have been big changes in rent levels and the supply of student accommodation, driven and shaped by global and national economic turbulence. High inflation, high energy costs, high building costs and high interest rates have combined to produce unprecedented rises in rent. Because of…

  • The Robbins Report at 60: Essential facts for policymakers today

    12 October 2023 by Nick Hillman

    The Robbins Report at 60: Essential facts for policymakers today (HEPI Policy Note 49) by HEPI Director Nick Hillman is also available in an html version below. The Robbins Report at 60: Essential facts for policymakers today The 1963 Robbins Report was undoubtedly one of the most important official social…

  • 24-Hour Party People Carnt Smile*

    9 October 2023 by Nick Hillman

    It was a brief one-day visit for me this year to the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, but I was there long enough to sense that there was a new mood afoot: the crazy Judean People’s Front leafleteers that used to congregate along the Brighton seafront were less numerous (albeit…

  • Response to the announcement on Minimum Service Levels for universities

    2 October 2023 by Nick Hillman

    In response to the announcement on a consultation on new Minimum Service Levels for Universities, made by the Rt Hon. Gillian Keegan MP, the Secretary of State for Education, at the Conservative Party Conference, Nick Hillman, Director of HEPI, said: This is a bold and important announcement. It’s aimed at…

  • Seven (very) early thoughts on today’s TEF results

    28 September 2023 by Nick Hillman

    England’s Office for Students has, this morning, published the latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results for higher education institutions. Here, the HEPI Director, Nick Hillman, provides some very early thoughts on their importance.

  • Looking back on the 2022/23 academic year: HEPI’s Annual Review

    27 September 2023

    In the last academic year, 2022/23, HEPI produced more publications, hosted more events and secured more engagement with its work than ever before, finally leaving the worst impacts of the pandemic behind. As explained in our new 2022/23 Annual Review, this was a fitting way to mark the organisation’s twentieth…