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  • How to square widening participation with student number caps

    2 April 2020 by Maria Neophytou and Ben Gadsby

    A guest blog by Dr. Maria Neophytou, Director of Public Affairs at Impetus and Ben Gadsby, Policy and Research Manager at Impetus. Impetus is a charity that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in education, including by funding widening participation charities such as The Access Project and IntoUniversity.…

  • A golden thread or hanging by a thread?

    30 March 2020 by Eluned Parrott

    This blog was kindly contributed by Eluned Parrott, Director of the Unite Foundation, the UK’s biggest provider of scholarships to care-leavers and estranged students. Last week Eluned wrote a fantastic blog for HEPI on Covid-19 and care-leavers. Last month the Unite Foundation launched major research by a consortium led by…

  • Eight interventions for mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on higher education

    30 March 2020 by Chris Husbands and Natalie Day

    This blog, the latest in our series about Covid-19, was kindly contributed by Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University, and Natalie Day, Head of Policy and Strategy at Sheffield Hallam University, authors of HEPI Report 125 Making Universities Matter: How higher education can help to heal a divided…

  • Monica Chadha: Who Governs the Governors?

    27 March 2020 by Monica Chadha

    This blog is an edited transcript of a speech delivered by Monica Chadha, Vice Chair of Council, Queen Mary University of London. This is the second of two blogs we are running documenting the speeches delivered at the HEPI / Advance HE Parliamentary Breakfast Seminar ‘Challenging the Status Quo –…

  • Chris Sayers: Who governs the governors?

    26 March 2020 by Chris Sayers

    This blog is an edited transcript of a speech delivered by Chris Sayers, Chairman of the University Committee of Chairs and Chair at Northumbria University. This is the first of two speeches we will run on the blog originally delivered at the HEPI / Advance HE Parliamentary Breakfast Seminar, ‘Challenging…