Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

Future of Quality Assessment

18 Sep 2015 – Alex Bols

As I finalise the GuildHE response to the HEFCE Quality Assessment Consultation I have been surprised by the strength of feeling that the consultation has provoked in the discussions I’ve been involved with, draft responses I’ve seen and the round-table that we …

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Autumn Term Blues

28 Aug 2015 – Alex Bols

As we approach the beginning of September the HE sector is busy preparing for the new term, and worrying about the new term blues (well, there are no yellows left!) So what’s on the agenda for the term ahead? Teaching …

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GuildHE versus the rest (of the university groups), what do students think?

11 Aug 2015 – GuildHE Admin

Exclusive insights from Higher Expectations and implications for marketing & communications by William Annandale, Quadrant Consultants and James MacGregor, YouthSight “GuildHE students are independent, single minded and focused.” Higher Expectations is an annual research survey, conducted by YouthSight amongst undergraduates …

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Removing the fuzzy edges from the TEF

10 Jul 2015 – Gordon McKenzie

Gordon McKenzie, CEO has written a blog, ‘Removing the fuzzy edges from the TEF‘, for wonkhe, on the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework emphasising the clarity of purpose, co-design with the sector and need for recognition of multiple dimensions of excellence. This comes following …

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New blog post on the TEF

09 Jul 2015 – Gordon McKenzie

Removing the fuzzy edges from the TEF. Blog originally published on Wonkhe. Just before 1.00pm yesterday you could almost hear the collective intake of breath as vice chancellors around the country realised that the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) had just got serious.

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Launch of Excellence in Diversity Report

02 Jul 2015 – GuildHE Admin

GuildHE launched the new report, Excellence in Diversity, at an event in the House of Commons yesterday. The event was attended by GuildHE members, sector representatives as well as MPs and Peers. Gordon McKenzie, GuildHE CEO, introduced Lord Curry of Kirkharle …

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Protecting the student interest in the case of institutional exit

10 Jun 2015 – Alex Bols

With the lack of an HE Bill in the recent Queen’s Speech the sticking plasters of the last Parliament around various aspects relating to regulation become ever-more pressing. Sector bodies, including GuildHE, Universities UK, HEFCE and others are considering how to …

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Internationalising the Curriculum at Bishop Grosseteste University

01 May 2015 – Rhys Wait

Bishop Grosseteste University are working to improve learning for international students as part of the HEA Internationalising the Curriculum project. The project looks at how modules, courses and departments at university can be developed to include more on international perspectives …

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