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

    11 April 2024 by Rose Stephenson

    The Higher Education Policy Institute (www.hepi.ac.uk) 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…

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

    11 April 2024 by Rose Stephenson

    This collection of essays, edited by Rose Stephenson, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Higher Education Policy Institute, delves into the challenges of financing higher education. From Chloe Field’s critique of marketisation to Jo Johnson’s model of differentiated fees, the collection navigates several funding scenarios. London Economics provide an…

  • New report examines the gender pay gap in higher education

    14 March 2024 by Rose Stephenson

    The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has released a comprehensive report, Show me the money – an exploration of the gender pay gap in higher education (HEPI Report 171), authored by HEPI’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, Rose Stephenson. The report, supported by Durham University, delves into the persistent pay…

  • Show me the money: an exploration of the gender pay gap in higher education

    14 March 2024 by Rose Stephenson

    Mandatory gender pay gap reporting has been a requirement for many higher education providers since 2017. This report examines the data and the subsequent progress made during this time. The report ranks higher education providers by a number of metrics relating to the gender pay gap. Rankings can be a…

  • Creating Robust Safeguarding Policies to Enhance the Student Experience

    26 February 2024 by Rose Stephenson

    Before I worked at HEPI, I worked at the University of Bath, developing organisational policy – so I have a particular interest in how national policy and regulation translates into action, on the ground, in higher education providers. I’m speaking this morning about developing robust safeguarding policies to enhance the…

  • The staff-student relationship register

    23 February 2024 by Rose Stephenson

    Today is the 23 February 2024 – one year since the Office for Students (OfS) launched its consultation on ‘a new approach to regulating harassment and sexual misconduct in English higher education’. The consultation closed on 4 May 2023 and the OfS was aiming to publish a summary of responses…

  • Free speech in HE, part 2: Who can speak?

    16 November 2023 by Rose Stephenson

    This blog is part of a short blog series  on freedom of speech, and practical implications for universities. This is based on this information we have about university expectations to date, including the Office for Students’ (OfS) Insight Brief: Freedom to Question, Challenge and Debate. Yesterday’s blog discussed the ‘objective…

  • Free speech in HE, part 1: We need to talk about objective harassment

    15 November 2023 by Rose Stephenson

    The Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Act became law on 11 May 2023. The new statutory duties on free speech for universities and colleges, and for relevant students’ unions, will come into force on 1 August 2024 and the new conditions of registration (rules that universities have to follow) on…