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Enhancing student representation systems

26 Nov 2015 – Alex Bols

Alex Bols, Deputy CEO has written a blog for wonkhe on ‘Enhancing student representation systems’. Much has been made in recent years about whether students are consumers or partners in their education and placing students “at the heart of the …

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Doing the Math on Higher Education Data

20 Nov 2015 – Gordon McKenzie

What are higher education data for? And whom do they serve? These questions were prompted by reflecting on and comparing what was said about data in the 2011 White Paper, Students at the heart of the system, and this month’s …

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Gently does it: Measuring teaching excellence will take time and subtlety

21 Oct 2015 – Alex Bols

The UK has an outstanding higher education system delivering excellent teaching so universities should approach the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework with confidence. This excellence has been demonstrated over many years, through one of the longest running external quality assessment systems …

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Future of Quality Assessment

18 Sep 2015 – Alex Bols

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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Autumn Term Blues

28 Aug 2015 – Alex Bols

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

11 Aug 2015 – GuildHE Admin

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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Removing the fuzzy edges from the TEF

10 Jul 2015 – Gordon McKenzie

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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New blog post on the TEF

09 Jul 2015 – Gordon McKenzie

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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