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  • A Higher Form of Education?

    15 August 2022 by Jonathan Woodhead

    This guest blog has been kindly contributed by Jonathan Woodhead, Policy Adviser at Birkbeck, University of London. He writes here in his capacity as a member of the London Higher Policy Network – a group bringing together policy leads from over 40 London universities and higher education institutions. You can…

  • Universities in Levelling Up Ecosystems

    12 August 2022 by Mike Boxall

    This blog was kindly provided by Mike Boxall (@MikeBoxall1), higher education adviser to PA Consulting. Mike is also a member of the Steering Group for the Universities and Regions Forum established by City-REDI at the University of Birmingham. Mike writes here in a personal capacity. Despite the commitment of many universities…

  • The Race Equality Charter is a misguided and pointless target for the Government’s ire

    11 August 2022 by Mia Liyanage

    This blog was contributed by Mia Liyanage, the author of our HEPI Debate Paper 23, Miseducation: decolonising curricula, culture and pedagogy in UK universities. Mia is Race Equality Charter Officer at Goldsmiths, University of London and an Associate at Advance HE. She is a decolonisation advocate, freelance EDI practitioner and the…

  • Does open access to research provide the potential for improvements in UK governmental policy development?

    10 August 2022 by Paul M. Marshall

    This blog was kindly contributed by Dr Paul M. Marshall, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Careers & Enterprise), University of East London. The argument that improved access to cutting-edge research could provide improved policymaking seems self-evident, but I would suggest the reality is slightly more complex. John Willinsky, in his 2006 book, The Access Principle: The Case…

  • What to Expect on A-Level Results Day

    9 August 2022 by Gabriel Roberts

    Gabriel Roberts is a secondary school teacher in London. He is the author of HEPI Report 141, The Humanities in Modern Britain: Challenges and Opportunities. A-Level results will be published next week, on 18 August, and there may a few surprises in store. The first thing to note is that grades…

  • Four things we learnt from teachers in the Pearson School Report

    8 August 2022 by Pearson School Qualifications team

    This blog was kindly contributed by the Pearson School Qualifications team. Pearson are on Twitter @PearsonSchools, Facebook @PearsonUKSchools and LinkedIn @PearsonUK. As this academic year draws to a close, it feels like the right time to reflect on what we as an education community have experienced and our hopes for the future. Our recent Pearson School…

  • Wellbeing and Resilience: The role of tutors

    5 August 2022 by Fabienne Vailes

    This blog was kindly contributed by Fabienne Vailes. An educational expert with almost 25 years of experience in the sector, Fabienne is on a mission to change the face of education, embedding wellbeing into the curriculum to create an environment where both students and staff flourish and develop the mental agility and resilience…

  • Supervising the culture wars: a survival guide for the liberal establishment

    4 August 2022 by Edward Venning

    This book review was contributed by Edward Venning, a consultant on social risk in education and the creative industries. Edward formerly worked at UAL as Director of Communication & External Affairs and held roles at Southbank Centre and in Whitehall. The Establishment is having a rough old time in the…

  • Answering the Challenges to Open Access: The ‘5 Cs’

    3 August 2022 by Sarah Chaytor

    This blog was kindly contributed by Sarah Chaytor, Director of Research Strategy & Policy at UCL. Sarah’s blog is based on her opening remarks at the recent HEPI / Taylor & Francis roundtable dinner on open access and policymaking held at the British Academy. At the recent HEPI / Taylor and Francis roundtable…

  • The Race Equality Charter at the University of Manchester

    2 August 2022 by Dawn Edge, Banji Adewumi, Fran Guratsky and Tahira Majothi

    This blog was kindly provided by Dawn Edge, Banji Adewumi, Fran Guratsky and Tahira Majothi at the University of Manchester. July marked the start of a 12-month countdown to the University of Manchester’s next Race Equality Charter (REC) submission. The REC provides a framework for engagement, critical self-assessment, transparency and action planning…