Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

Degree Apprenticeship Survey

03 Nov 2016 – Rhys Wait

HEFCE, GuildHE and UUK are  a survey as part of a wider set of projects aimed at understanding how the English Higher Education (HE) sector is engaging with and developing degree apprenticeships provision – an innovative education model that combines degree …

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UK-wide standing committee for quality assessment announced

03 Nov 2016 – Alex Bols

The four higher education funding bodies, Universities UK and GuildHE are pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Wathey CBE, Vice-Chancellor of Northumbria University, has been appointed as Chair of the new UK-wide Standing Committee for Quality Assessment. The committee will …

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Brexit Round-Up

10 Sep 2016 – Rhys Wait

In case you missed it over the summer, the UK Government has confirmed UK businesses and universities should continue to bid for competitive EU funding streams, including Horizon 2020 and European Structural Funds, whilst the UK remains an EU member. …

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Higher Education and Research Bill

21 Jul 2016 – Gordon McKenzie

The Higher Education and Research Bill passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons, 19th July, by 294 votes to 258. The vote was preceded by five and a half hours of debate. Concerns about Brexit infused many of …

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GuildHE responds to higher education White Paper

16 May 2016 – Gordon McKenzie

In response to the publication of the government’s higher education White Paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, Gordon McKenzie, Chief Executive, said: “GuildHE welcomes the HE White Paper’s focus on excellent teaching, student choice …

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GuildHE responds to HEFCE revised approached to quality assessment

18 Mar 2016 – Gordon McKenzie

Expanding on GuildHE’s response to the HEFCE publication Revised operating model for quality assessment (which can be read below), Gordon McKenzie, Chief Executive of GuildHE has written a blog post, ‘Quality Assessment through the looking glass’, which can be read …

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GuildHE Strategy to 2020

25 Feb 2016 – Gordon McKenzie

GuildHE is pleased to launch its new strategic plan. GuildHE’s Strategy to 2020 highlights the five aims that will inform our work over the next four years.

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Goodbye Mr Gove

28 Jul 2014 – Andy Westwood

First published in HE from Research Fortnight Higher education is working out what it thinks about the departure of the two longest-serving Conservative education ministers of recent times. One was feared and the other was liked. Both were totemic. Gove …

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The legacy of David Willetts

24 Jul 2014 – Andy Westwood

Originally posted on wonkhe on July 17th, 2014: It is with mixed feelings that the sector says goodbye to David Willetts. He has been in the higher education and science brief continuously since 2005 – two years as Shadow Secretary of …

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