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  • Reflections of an Afghan Chevening Scholar

    20 September 2021 by Naimatullah Zafary & Ruth Arnold

    Today’s blog was contributed by Naimatullah Zafary, an Afghan Chevening scholar and Ruth Arnold, Senior Advisor to Study Group and co-founder of the #WeAreInternational campaign. Ruth is on Twitter @RuthArnold.   On 28 August the last British flight evacuating civilians from Afghanistan left Kabul, bringing to an end an operation that…

  • How should course representatives be recognised for their work?

    17 September 2021 by Michael Natzler

    This blog was written by Michael Natzler, HEPI’s Policy Officer, who recently edited the HEPI essay collection, ‘What is the student voice? 13 essays on how to listen to students and how to act on what they say’ and contributed a chapter drawing on interviews with the Office for Students’…

  • To whom is Ofqual accountable?

    16 September 2021 by Dennis Sherwood

    This blog was kindly contributed by Dennis Sherwood who writes for HEPI about Ofqual, A levels and examinations. You can follow him on Twitter @noookophile. On 7 September 2021, the Education Select Committee met with the Minister for School Standards, Nick Gibb; the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education,…

  • The soft power benefits from international students are now more important than ever

    15 September 2021

    Today’s blog was kindly contributed by Linda Cowan, Managing Director at Kaplan International Pathways. Linda is on Twitter @LCpathways. Last week’s report, The costs and benefits of international higher education students to the UK economy, published by UUKi and HEPI with research from London Economics, showed the net economic benefit…

  • Adam Habib: We need deeper deliberation about international students and internationalisation

    13 September 2021 by Adam Habib

    This blog was kindly written by Adam Habib, Director at SOAS, University of London. Adam’s Twitter is @AdHabb. HEPI’s recently released report on internationa students, produced in conjunction with the Universities UK International Unit and London Economics, has been received with much fanfare. The report suggests that the 496,000 international…

  • Leadership during the pandemic: it comes back to community

    7 September 2021 by Mary Stuart & Ceri Nursaw

    Mary Stuart, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lincoln and board member of the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE), and Ceri Nursaw, Chief Executive of NCEE, talk about the future of leadership. The NCEE will report in early autumn 2021 on leadership in higher education following a survey of…

  • What can universities do about the Black recruitment gap?

    6 September 2021

    Today’s blog was kindly contributed by Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-Founder and Trustee of 10000BlackInterns. Dawid is on Twitter @Dawid1. UK industry is predominantly male and pale. Everyone knows it and, in the last decade, various initiatives and campaigns have attempted to change at least the gender bias. The 30% Club, for…