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  • Employability: A blog series

    4 March 2022 by Saskia Loer Hansen and Kathy Daniels

    The first in this weekly series of blogs on the issue of employability was written by Saskia Loer Hansen, Interim Vice Chancellor, and Professor Kathy Daniels, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, of Aston University. Proposals recently put forward by the Office for Students suggest minimum requirements that universities should meet to deliver positive outcomes…

  • Higher Education Has Not Been the Great Leveller Blair Envisaged

    1 March 2022 by David Woolley and Kathy Charles

    This blog was contributed by David Woolley, Director of Student and Community Engagement, and Kathy Charles, Executive Dean of Learning and Teaching at Nottingham Trent University. The latest UCAS application figures confirm a trend that has been increasingly apparent in recent years. Despite everything, the demand for higher education, especially amongst…