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  • Up for review: university fees and funding

    21 March 2018 by Andrew Wathey

    This blog has been kindly written for HEPI by Professor Andrew Wathey CBE, the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Northumbria University. This blog has been written purely in a personal capacity. There are a number of things to be welcomed in the announcement of the tertiary review, of which one…

  • The regulatory challenges for university executives and governors

    19 March 2018 by Roger King

    This guest blog has been written for us by Professor Roger King, who is the former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Lincoln and currently a Visiting Professor at the School of Management at the University of Bath. The arrival of the Office for Students (OfS) as a data-driven, risk-based, predominantly market regulator…

  • Time for ‘co-opetition’? Unleashing the benefits of technology in higher education

    12 March 2018 by Diana Beech

    At the end of February, HEPI collaborated with PwC to host a roundtable dinner in Birmingham on the impact of technology on higher education. Stian Westlake, Policy Adviser to the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation gave the opening address. The event was attended by senior leaders…

  • #TimesUp on sexual harassment in higher education: #PressforProgress on #IWD2018

    8 March 2018 by Diana Beech

    Today, on International Women’s Day 2018, the UK higher education sector should be standing out as a beacon of light for progress made in opening up opportunities to women. According to End of Cycle data released by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for the academic year 2017/18, 18-year-old…

  • Who supports academics? ‘No one. No one. Literally no one.’ #UniMentalHealthDay

    1 March 2018 by Poppy Brown

    This guest blog has been written by Poppy Brown – author of a 2016 HEPI report into The invisible problem? Improving students’ mental health. It has been timed to mark University Mental Health Day 2018 – a great opportunity for the whole university community to join together to make mental health and…

  • What do students really think about tuition fees?

    27 February 2018 by Nick Hillman

    This month, I have spent time at both Edinburgh Napier University and the University of the West of Scotland as well as various English universities and I have also recently penned a new publication on tuition fees. So I have been mulling over the different student finance systems in place…

  • Arts on the cheap? Time for a return to evidence-based policymaking

    23 February 2018 by Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor, Norwich University of the Arts

    This guest blog has been kindly written for us by Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts.  Don’t say it too loudly … but did evidence-based policymaking make a quiet comeback this week? Twenty months after Michael Gove declared that Britain has ‘had enough of experts’, the Prime…