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  • Trans and non-binary student experiences in UK higher education

    23 May 2024 by Josh Freeman and Rose Stephenson

    This report explores the experiences of trans and non-binary students across UK higher education. It compiles new and existing data, alongside interviews with students and academics, to outline the journey from application, through study, to post-graduation. It highlights the unique combination of challenges trans and non-binary students face, including lower…

  • Trans and non-binary student experiences in higher education

    23 May 2024 by Josh Freeman and Rose Stephenson

    New HEPI report explores the experiences of trans and non-binary students throughout higher education The report by Josh Freeman, HEPI Policy Manager, and Rose Stephenson, HEPI Director of Policy and Advocacy, is the first of its kind in the UK and draws together new data to understand how trans and…

  • Raising institutional aspirations for supporting Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boater students in higher education

    7 December 2022 by Natalie Forster

    This blog was kindly contributed by Dr Natalie Forster, Research Fellow in Applied Health and Social Care at Northumbria University. The idea of ‘raising aspirations’ has long been recognised as problematic in the field of widening participation. A focus on aspiration can blame members of under-represented groups themselves for their low…

  • What has being enterprising got to do with equality, diversity and inclusion?

    1 December 2022 by Ken Sloan

    This blog was written by Professor Ken Sloan, Vice-Chancellor, Harper Adams University. It is the 11th in our series on leadership in partnership with the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE). Prior to becoming Vice-Chancellor at Harper Adams University, I served as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Monash University in Australia. The purpose of…

  • Representation Matters: Reflections on Academia’s ‘Leaky Pipeline’

    17 October 2022 by Blessing Marandure

    HEPI is running a series of blogs on the changing faces of academia in collaboration with the British Academy. This post was kindly contributed by Dr Blessing Marandure, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Fair Outcomes Champion on the Decolonising DMU Project at De Montfort University. ‘Who did you say sent you?’…

  • 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…