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  • 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…

  • How to build resilience in research and teaching

    16 November 2022 by Gemma Black

    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. The TALENT Commission report was published in 2022.  HEPI is running a…

  • Enabling Success for International Students in the UK

    15 November 2022 by Meti Basiri

    This blog was contributed by Meti Basiri, Co-Founder, ApplyBoard. As the global economy edges closer to recession, competition for international talent will be more critical than ever before. The theme of the ApplyBoard trends report, released on 14 November 2022, is obvious from its title, A New Era of Student Choice…

  • Navigating chronic illness in academia: An early career perspective

    14 November 2022

    By Rebecca Williams  Rebecca Williams is a Lecturer in Environmental Law at Edinburgh Napier University. Previously she was a Teaching Fellow and the Interim Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance at the University of Strathclyde. Her research focuses on the intersection of environmental and agricultural law,…