Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

OFFA appointment chaos

08 Feb 2012 – Andy Westwood

Today we hear that Les Ebdon has been vetoed by the BIS select committee as the next head of OFFA. In a new process of scrutiny and endorsement, committee members voted 4-2 against appointing him arguing that in his appearance …

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HEFCE Grant letter and HE Bill Part 2

26 Jan 2012 – Andy Westwood

A few further thoughts on the delayed HE bill and the final appearance of the HEFCE Grant letter yesterday… Reactions and comments to the reported postponing of the bill are still coming thick and fast, but it is clear that …

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A Delayed HE Bill?

24 Jan 2012 – Andy Westwood

Lots of commentary and speculation in the sector today with the news that the HE Bill may be shelved – either for a year or two or possibly even beyond the next General Election. There are two sets of issues …

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