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  • How did COVID-19 impact staff in UK higher education?

    4 October 2022 by Rasha Kassem

    This blog was kindly contributed by Dr Rasha Kassem, research project team lead for ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Staff in UK Higher Education – A Comparative Analysis across the Four UK Nations’ at the Open University. The consequences of the pandemic have been immense and felt across society, industries, and organisations; however, little…

  • Universities rose to the challenge during COVID: where’s the public recognition?

    13 April 2022 by John Cater

    This blog was contributed by Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University. Two years ago, every night at 5pm, we were listening to a prevaricating Prime Minister flanked by the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Officer. And every morning, at every university, the senior team tried to…

  • The Importance of the Employee ‘Deal’

    18 February 2022 by Mark Sterling

    This blog was contributed by Professor Mark Sterling, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Staffing) and Beale Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham. There has been much debate of late over academic careers and even the rewards associated with them. Whichever side of the debate you land on, we can probably all…

  • Listening to higher education communities about mental health

    6 August 2021 by Nicola Frampton

    This blog was kindly contributed by Nicola Frampton, Insight Manager at Student Minds. You can follow Nicola on Twitter @nicola_frampton and Student Minds @StudentMindsOrg. Over the last 18 months, higher education communities have faced the wide-reaching challenges and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the shift to online…