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  • The Necessary Imagination: a new educational dialectic

    3 May 2023 by Professor Andy Salmon

    This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Professor Andy Salmon – Pro-Vice Chancellor External, Bath Spa University ‘The imagination loses vitality as it ceases to adhere to what is real.’ Wallace Stevens, The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination This short article is designed to provoke thought. Using the century…

  • Assessing individual research performance

    2 May 2023 by Roger Watson, Dean Korošak, Gregor Štiglic,

    This HEPI guest blog was kindly written by Roger Watson, Academic Dean, School of Nursing, Southwest Medical University, China, Dean Korošak, Vice-Rector for Science and Research, University of Maribor, Slovenia and Gregor Štiglic, Vice-Dean for Research, Associate Professor and Head of Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor,…

  • Building collaborative leadership across the centre-local divide

    26 April 2023 by Professor Helen Laville

    This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Professor Helen Laville, Provost at Kingston University, and is part of a series of HEPI / NCEE blogs on entrepreneurial leadership. In my last role as a PVC Education, I instituted a series of meetings with the departments across the university. In the…

  • The UK Student Housing Shortage – A push to partner 

    24 April 2023 by Sam Bailey-Watts

    This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Sam Bailey-Watts of FRAH Consulting  An overview  The UK media outlets filled many column inches through September and early October 2022 as the scale of the student housing shortage, in some cities and towns in the UK, became apparent.   It had been widely…

  • Is there a future for UK transnational education in China?

    21 April 2023 by Robert Partridge

    This guest blog has been kindly written for HEPI by Robert Partridge, Executive Director of Student and Academic Services at the University of Glasgow. Over the pandemic years, the number of students enrolled on degrees taught outside the UK has continued to grow. According to UUKi’s 2020/21 report, there were over half…

  • Integrated Review 2023 – what this means for the sector

    20 April 2023 by Stephanie Smith

    This HEPI Blog was kindly written by Stephanie Smith, Deputy Director of Policy at the Russell Group. Plans to look again at the UK’s Integrated Review – the document setting the tone for our foreign policy and defence priorities – were announced during the short-lived premiership of Liz Truss. Picked…