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  • Iain Mansfield responds to today’s paper on social mobility and grammar schools

    23 January 2020 by Iain Mansfield

    This blog was written by Iain Mansfield, the author of the HEPI Occasional Paper The Impact of Selective Secondary Education on Progression to Higher Education (2019), a report written in a personal capacity prior to him taking up his current role. The paper published today by HEPI is, in parts,…

  • Five ways careers services can expose students to opportunities in digital technology

    22 January 2020 by Riddi Viswanathan

    This blog is by Riddi Viswanathan, a graduate entrepreneur leading Generation Purple, which aims to enhance diversity in graduate recruitment through gaming technology. As a graduate entrepreneur who has recently entered the digital technology sector, I am thrilled by the opportunities on offer, especially for international students like me with…

  • A language crisis: four thoughts

    20 January 2020 by John Claughton

    John Claughton, former Chief Master of King Edward’s School, Birmingham offers some reflections on Megan Bowler’s recent report on the crisis in modern languages. Nestor, the king of sandy Pylos, is the grand old man of The Iliad. He has seen the passing of two generations of mankind and is…

  • No easy answers – Oxbridge interviews: The teacher’s perspective

    17 January 2020 by John Plowright

    This guest blog has been kindly contributed by John Plowright, a former History teacher in an independent school and the author of various History textbooks, who has advised hundreds of pupils on their admission to higher education, including Oxbridge. Oxbridge, despite the best endeavours to widen access by the two…

  • Students’ accommodation experiences are far from uniform

    8 January 2020 by Vincenzo Raimo

    This blog was kindly contributed by Vincenzo Raimo, Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading and Chief Relationship Officer at Unilodgers. There have been a number of really interesting blog posts recently challenging us all to think about what a university experience in the UK might encompass and how it…

  • Higher education institutions’ responsibilities to students: Post-Study Work visa

    7 January 2020 by Kathy Daniels

    This blog was kindly contributed by Kathy Daniels, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor International, Aston University. The government’s announcement of a new graduate route for international students has been met with approval by higher education institutions. However, what does this mean and what responsibilities does it place on the higher education sector?…