Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education


Active Citizenship: The Role of Higher Education

23 Nov 2016 – Rhys Wait

A new report by NUS and GuildHE highlights the social contribution of higher education to society in developing students as citizens. The report includes a charter identifying key areas where universities can pursue and promote this agenda. Professor Joy Carter, …

Read more




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 …

Read more


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 …

Read more


Meeting the information needs of prospective students

29 Sep 2016 – Alex Bols

When students decide whether to go to higher education and where to study there are a number of key decision-making points and sources of information. HEFCE and the other UK funding bodies have been reviewing the information needs of prospective …

Read more



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. …

Read more


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 …

Read more


Page 1 of 3123