Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

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Diverse higher education and world-class systems

09 Dec 2014

GuildHE is launching a new series of briefings looking at the contribution of a range of institutions that are often not featured in the national spotlight –from the highly specialised subject-specific institutions, to smaller institutions with just a few thousand students …

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GuildHE Annual Conference Round-Up

09 Dec 2014

This year’s GuildHE annual conference was held in the stunning Embassy Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the 11th and 12th of November. Both days were bustling with hard-hitting, thought-provoking and pertinent higher education activity. Following …

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GuildHE Chief Executive announcement

28 Nov 2014

GuildHE will be recruiting a new Chief Executive in the New Year following Andy Westwood’s announcement that he will be stepping down. Andy will take up his new role as Associate Vice-President for Public Affairs at the University of Manchester …

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Goodbye Mr Gove

28 Jul 2014

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

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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Welcoming international students to the UK

23 Jul 2014

By independent Think Tank Brightblue: International students enrich Britain economically, socially and culturally. But, worryingly, the number of student visas issued for all post-18 study has declined since 2009 and recently the number of full-time overseas entrants to English universities …

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Going International – more than milking the cash cow?

22 Jul 2014

Told time and again the value of International students is billions of pounds to the UK economy, that we are the number two destination in the world for foreign students, and that new lucrative markets are emerging, universities are frequently …

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New FE colleges? Or a new policy for FE colleges?

14 Jan 2014

Today’s headlines contain a catchy claim from BIS and from Matthew Hancock that the Government is opening a new FE college to help train the workers who will build HS2. According to the story, it’s the first new FE college …

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