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Your school is turning into an academy, what now?

11 Apr 2016 – Declan Spinks

This article was written by a guest writer, Declan Spinks, editor of the EduStaff blog. In the last few weeks we have seen major developments in the nation’s plans for education. The headline is that the government are planning to …

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My First Year as Lay Chair

22 Mar 2016 – Monisha Shah

Following the GuildHE Council meeting on January 20th on Governance, Monisha Shah, Chair of Governors at Rose Bruford and a panelist discussing governance on the day, expands on her first year in the post in this blog piece below. My …

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University: What’s in a Title?

15 Feb 2016 – Alex Bols

What is a university? This feels like a rather academic question, and indeed I did an essay on a fairly similar topic during my Masters. However, as I reflect on the recent Government Green Paper proposals surrounding university title and …

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Meeting the supply of teachers

08 Feb 2016 – Alex Bols

Alex Bols, Deputy CEO, GuildHE has written a blog post for the British Educational Research Association (BERA) about meeting the demands of the teaching crisis.

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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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