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  • We need our brilliant modern universities to tackle the big issues of the future 

    4 July 2022 by Rachel Hewitt

    This blog was kindly contributed by Rachel Hewitt, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities. Rachel formerly worked at the Higher Education Policy Institute, as Director of Policy and Advocacy. Before this, Rachel held a number of roles at the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). It has been almost…

  • Better targeting of mental health support is needed for international students 

    1 July 2022 by Iain Brennan

    On Thursday 7 July, HEPI is hosting a webinar to launch its new report on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller access to higher education. Book your free place here. This blog was kindly contributed by Iain Brennan, College Services Director, University of York IPC (Kaplan). The mental health of our university students received…

  • Wellbeing among LGBTQ+ students: successes and challenges 

    30 June 2022 by Omar Khan and Michael Sanders

    On Thursday 7 July, HEPI is hosting a webinar to launch its new report on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller access to higher education. Book your free place here. This blog was kindly contributed by Dr Omar Khan, Director of the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education (TASO) and…

  • A life-changing scholarship for care leavers and estranged students

    29 June 2022 by Nyomi Rose

    This blog was kindly contributed by Nyomi Rose. Nyomi is currently studying Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics at the University of Bradford. She also runs her own successful social media and events consultancy.  Nyomi contributed this blog as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Unite Foundation and research into how…

  • Russell Group responds to HEPI free speech report

    28 June 2022 by Adam Clarke

    On Thursday 7 July, HEPI is hosting a webinar to launch its new report on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller access to higher education. Book your free place here. This blog was written by Adam Clarke, Communications Manager at the Russell Group. Freedom of expression is not an optional extra for…

  • Science and security: setting the direction for the UK’s research relationship with China

    27 June 2022 by Peter Carlyon

    This blog was written by Peter Carlyon, Research Assistant at RAND Europe. Peter is on Twitter @PeterCarlyon4.  Executive Summary Policy discussions of the UK’s research relationship with China are dominated by security concerns. While the idea of decoupling from China appears to be gaining increasing traction, recent research by RAND Europe has highlighted that…

  • What makes a good REF impact case study?

    24 June 2022 by Alexis Brown

    Alexis Brown is Director of Policy and Advocacy at HEPI. HEPI has covered the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in a series of blogs by Dinah Birch, Rory Duncan, Simon Green, Andrew Linn, Cillian Ryan and Di Bailey, Bahram Bekhradnia, Peter Mandler, Andrew Wathey, Geoff Rodgers, and Nick Hillman.  This week,…

  • Living Black at University Blog Series: The violence Black students experience at university should remind us that Access means little without inclusion

    22 June 2022 by Mia Liyanage

    The fifth in this blog series on Living Black at University was written by Mia Liyanage, the author of our HEPI Debate Paper 23,  Miseducation: decolonising curricula, culture and pedagogy in UK universities. Mia is a decolonisation advocate and the former Co-Chair of Common Ground Oxford, a student movement challenging racism, classism and the legacy of…

  • New Generation Edtech

    21 June 2022 by Mary Curnock Cook and Chris Hale

    Mary Curnock Cook, Network Chair at edtech venture capital fund, Emerge Education, and Chris Hale, interim CEO at Universities UK attended a gathering of leading edtech founders and report back. You can find the authors on Twitter @MaryCurnockCook and @chrishaleuk. London EdTech Week runs from 20 to 26 June. You can find out…

  • Open Access: the end or the means?

    20 June 2022 by Victoria Gardner

    The second in this blog series on open access was kindly contributed by Victoria Gardner, Director of Policy, Taylor & Francis. Open Access (OA) to research outputs is growing and looks set to become the default. As OA becomes the norm, business, government, and society face fewer barriers to accessing research, but are they…