Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education


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 …

Read more


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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

02 July

Excellence in Diversity

Excellence in Diversity: A report celebrating the diversity of UK higher education

GuildHE today publishes a report – Excellence in Diversity – celebrating the diversity of UK higher education. The report, written by Prof Paul Kleiman of Ciel Associates, highlights the outstanding contribution of the UK’s smaller universities, and regionally focused and specialist institutions to the nation’s economic, social and cultural prosperity.

Read more


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.

Read more

02 July

1Lord Curry

Launch of Excellence in Diversity Report

GuildHE launched the new report, Excellence in Diversity, at an event in the House of Commons yesterday. The event was attended by GuildHE members, sector representatives as well as MPs and Peers. Gordon McKenzie, GuildHE CEO, introduced Lord Curry of Kirkharle …

Read more