Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education


18 September

Future of Quality Assessment

As I finalise the GuildHE response to the HEFCE Quality Assessment Consultation I have been surprised by the strength of feeling that the consultation has provoked in the discussions I’ve been involved with, draft responses I’ve seen and the round-table that we …

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10 September

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Is there any hope for part time HE?

GuildHE CEO, Gordon McKenzie has written a blog, ‘Is there any hope for part time HE?‘, for wonkhe, which considers whether the current HE environment is suitable for part time study and what policy measures could be introduced to increase …

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11 August


GuildHE versus the rest (of the university groups), what do students think?

Exclusive insights from Higher Expectations and implications for marketing & communications by William Annandale, Quadrant Consultants and James MacGregor, YouthSight “GuildHE students are independent, single minded and focused.” Higher Expectations is an annual research survey, conducted by YouthSight amongst undergraduates …

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10 July


Removing the fuzzy edges from the TEF

Gordon McKenzie, CEO has written a blog, ‘Removing the fuzzy edges from the TEF‘, for wonkhe, on the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework emphasising the clarity of purpose, co-design with the sector and need for recognition of multiple dimensions of excellence. This comes following …

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28 August


Autumn Term Blues

As we approach the beginning of September the HE sector is busy preparing for the new term, and worrying about the new term blues (well, there are no yellows left!) So what’s on the agenda for the term ahead? Teaching …

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09 July

New blog post on the TEF

Removing the fuzzy edges from the TEF. Blog originally published on Wonkhe. Just before 1.00pm yesterday you could almost hear the collective intake of breath as vice chancellors around the country realised that the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) had just got serious.

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