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The HEPI Blog aims to make brief, incisive contributions to the higher education policy landscape. It is circulated to our subscribers and published online. We welcome guest submissions, which should follow our Instructions for Blog Authors. Submissions should be sent to our Blog Editor, Josh Freeman, at [email protected].

  • Shining a light on hidden course costs

    13 June 2018 by Caitlin Bloom

    This guest blog has been kindly written for us by Caitlin Bloom, who is an advocate for parity in student experience and was previously a student union officer.  The recent Brightside and HEPI report for the new Director of Fair Access and Participation got me thinking: at university I was on a…

  • Would differential fees make a difference?

    11 June 2018 by Alec Cameron

    This guest blog has been kindly written for us by Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University. In the context of the current review of post-18 education, one of the ideas considered to have some political support was that of ‘differential fees’, or the setting of different fee levels…

  • A Manifesto for Access

    8 June 2018 by Roger Brown

    This guest blog has been kindly written for us by Roger Brown, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Policy and former Vice-Chancellor of Southampton Solent University. HEPI’s recent report Reaching the parts of society universities have missed: A manifesto for the new Director of Fair Access and Participation (HEPI Report 106) is…

  • Our Manifesto Conclusion by Diana Beech (@dianajbeech)

    6 June 2018 by Diana Beech

    This blog concludes the series featuring ideas contained in the new HEPI-Brightside report, Reaching the parts of society universities have missed: A manifesto for the new Director for Fair Access and Participation. It presents the concluding words from co-editor of the report, Diana Beech, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Higher…

  • Manifesto idea #35: Helen Smith (@AGCAS)

    6 June 2018 by Helen Smith

    This blog is part of the series featuring ideas contained in the new HEPI-Brightside report, Reaching the parts of society universities have missed: A manifesto for the new Director for Fair Access and Participation. It showcases the idea from Helen Smith, Director of Social Mobility at the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory…

  • Manifesto idea #34: Gary Attle (@GaryAttle)

    5 June 2018 by Gary Attle

    This blog is part of the series featuring ideas contained in the new HEPI-Brightside report, Reaching the parts of society universities have missed: A manifesto for the new Director for Fair Access and Participation. It showcases the idea from Gary Attle, Partner and Head of Education and Governance at Mills & Reeve…

  • Manifesto idea #33: Harry Anderson (@harrycanderson)

    5 June 2018 by Harry Anderson

    This blog is part of the series featuring ideas contained in the new HEPI-Brightside report, Reaching the parts of society universities have missed: A manifesto for the new Director for Fair Access and Participation. It introduces the perspectives from employers and showcases the idea from Harry Anderson, Policy Adviser (Higher Education) at the…

  • Manifesto idea #32: Justin Madders MP (@justinmadders)

    4 June 2018 by Justin Madders

    This blog is part of the series featuring ideas contained in the new HEPI-Brightside report, Reaching the parts of society universities have missed: A manifesto for the new Director for Fair Access and Participation. It showcases the idea from Justin Madders MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Mobility. The…

  • Manifesto idea #31: Robert Halfon MP (@halfon4harlowMP)

    4 June 2018 by Robert Halfon

    This blog is part of the series featuring ideas contained in the new HEPI-Brightside report, Reaching the parts of society universities have missed: A manifesto for the new Director for Fair Access and Participation. It introduces the perspectives from politicians and showcases the idea from the Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP, Chair…