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  • Research Leadership Matters: an interview with Professor Matthew Flinders

    29 November 2022

    In this interview with Professor Matthew Flinders, we ask Matt about his recent report, Research Leadership Matters: Agility, Alignment, Ambition, published by HEPI earlier this month. Transcript 00.00 HEPI has published a new report, Research Leadership Matters: Agility, Alignment, Ambition, written by Professor Matthew Flinders and sponsored by Worktribe, a platform for…

  • What I wish every Minister and MP would see …

    28 November 2022 by Diana Beech

    This blog has been kindly written by Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher, the representative body for more than 40 universities and higher education colleges across the capital. Diana was previously Policy Adviser to three successive Universities Ministers and is currently Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors…

  • Leadership for Belonging in Higher Education

    24 November 2022 by Sara Spear

    This blog was written by Professor Sara Spear, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at St Mary’s University. It is the tenth in our series on leadership in partnership with the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE). The ‘Building Belonging in Higher Education’ report by Wonkhe and Pearson emphasised the need for…

  • Looking to the future for our technical community

    23 November 2022 by Kelly Vere

    Midlands Innovation is a strategic research partnership of eight research intensive universities in the Midlands. Funding was awarded by Research England in 2020 for ‘TALENT’ – a transformation programme to advance status and opportunity for technical skills, roles and careers.  Over the past two months, HEPI has been running a…

  • Are the Chinese the new ‘suspect community’?

    21 November 2022 by Chi Zhang

    HEPI is running a series of blogs on the changing faces of academia in collaboration with the British Academy. This post was kindly contributed by Chi Zhang, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews. ‘Kill the Chinese’ is a piece of racist graffiti found on a flagpole…

  • 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…

  • Could Quality Assurance Ever Truly Put Students First?

    18 November 2022 by Michael Young

    This blog was written by Professor Michael Young, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Sunderland.  Stefan Collini’s What are universities for? (2012) reserves just a few pithy paragraphs for quality assurance. This emphasis hardly reflects the sector’s experience since the advent of the Office for Students (OfS), charged it seems to destabilise England’s quality…

  • Entrepreneurial Thinking and Wellbeing

    17 November 2022 by Pauline Miller Judd

    This blog was written by Dr Pauline Miller Judd, Director of the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) Entrepreneurial Heads Programme and Associate Professor at Edinburgh Napier University. It is the ninth in our series on leadership in partnership with NCEE. The need for universities to be entrepreneurial in their approach has been increasingly…