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  • HEPI Blog on Onward report – A Question of Degree

    8 January 2019 by Jonathan Woodhead

    A guest blog kindly contributed by  Jonathan Woodhead, Policy Adviser at Birkbeck, University of London The launch of Onward’s contribution to the higher education debate today with their report A Question of Degree is certainly an interesting one. While I personally look forward to reading more of Onward’s work in…

  • Three cheers for Michael Gove: if he can make Agriculture a STEM subject?

    7 January 2019 by Jo Price

    A guest blog kindly contributed by Professor Jo Price, Vice-Chancellor at the Royal Agricultural University.  During his session at the annual Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) on January 2nd 2019, Michael Gove mentioned that Agriculture should be considered as a STEM subject. This will be music to the ears of anyone…

  • Our most controversial, popular and radical reports of 2018

    3 January 2019

    HEPI had its busiest ever year in 2018 with, for example, a record number of hits on this website – double the number we received just a couple of years ago. So it seems a good moment to take stock of some of our output over the past year. The…

  • Commuter Students Case Study #5 Lancaster University

    1 January 2019 by Giles Carden

    This blog is written by Giles Carden, Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Projects, Lancaster University. It originally appeared as a case study in HEPI’s report Homeward Bound: Defining, understanding and aiding ‘commuter students’ by David Maguire and David Morris. Lancaster University has embodied the principles of the ‘sticky campus’ and…

  • Commuter Students Case Study #4: London Higher

    31 December 2018 by Paresh Shah

    This blog is written by Paresh Shah, Research Manager, London Higher. It originally appeared as a case study in HEPI’s report Homeward Bound: Defining, understanding and aiding ‘commuter students’ by David Maguire and David Morris. During 2016/17, nearly 93,000 full-time first degree UK students were domiciled in London and remained in…

  • Commuter Students Case Study #3 University of Manchester Student’s Union

    28 December 2018 by Miriam Amies

    This blog is written by Miriam Amies, Engagement Coordinator, University of Manchester Students’ Union. It originally appeared as a case study in HEPI’s report Homeward Bound: Defining, understanding and aiding ‘commuter students’ by David Maguire and David Morris.  Since 2014 the University of Manchester Students’ Union has been running the Off-Campus…

  • Commuter Students Case Study #2 Anglia Ruskin University

    27 December 2018 by Iain Martin

    This blog is written by Iain Martin, the former Vice-Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University. It originally appeared as a case study in HEPI’s report Homeward Bound: Defining, understanding and aiding ‘commuter students’ by David Maguire and David Morris.  In response to the needs of our students and the sector-wide concern about…

  • Commuter Students Case Study #1 Staffordshire University

    26 December 2018 by Liz Barnes

    This blog is written by Liz Barnes, Vice-Chancellor, Staffordshire University. It originally appeared as a case study in HEPI’s report Homeward Bound: Defining, understanding and aiding ‘commuter students’ by David Maguire and David Morris.  Staffordshire University has 56 per cent of full-time undergraduate students with the same home address as their…

  • Our approach to mental health is broken – but universities can fix it

    19 December 2018 by Will Allen-Mersh

    A guest blog kindly contributed by Will Allen-Mersh from Spill Mental health is, by all accounts, having a bit of a moment. The last few UK governments have consistently upped investment and support in the area. A raft of celebrities – from Stephen Fry to J.K. Rowling – have spoken…

  • A tariff threshold for HE admissions?

    18 December 2018 by Mary Curnock Cook

    This guest blog has been kindly written for HEPI by Mary Curnock Cook – follow her on Twitter at @MaryCurnockCook.  It was in the Browne Report in 2010.  The Browne team recognised that the government would need some kind of mechanism for controlling its exposure on student finance and proposed that a UCAS-tariff…