Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

23 November

Creative universities contribute more than £8 billion to UK economy

Creative focused universities and colleges contribute £8.4bn and over 312,000 jobs to the UK economy. A new report into the economic impact of these institutions shines a bright light on the huge contribution they make to the nation’s prosperity – …

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Highlights

26 April

Endgame: Faust, TEF and the HER Bill

“Who is that cloven-hoofed fellow? I like the cut of his jib.” So says Mr Burns when watching Homer sell his soul to the devil for a box of doughnuts. I was reminded of this, my favourite Simpsons’ line, when …

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30 March

REF Impact Wordcloud

For REFerence

Looking at responding to the REF consultation? Too late. The deadline for responding to the second Research Excellence Framework consultation closed two weeks ago. Following the Stern Review last summer, the long-awaited technical consultation on the latest REF was published in …

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Recently

28 April

Health education: A terminal problem?

“A crisis in health and social care” is a phrase which seems almost as common in current news coverage as “Southern Rail strike” or “President Trump tweeted”. Stories of hospitals and social care services stretched almost to breaking point are …

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07 March

Degree Apprenticeships: Reflections from Southampton Solent

As 2017’s National Apprenticeship Week gets underway, Southampton Solent University’s Head of Apprenticeships, David Moxon, reflects on the institution’s experience so far…   For Solent, apprenticeships are a key part of building a future that benefits our students, staff, businesses …

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