Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

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Internationalising higher education

18 Jul 2014 – GuildHE Admin

Alex Bols, GuildHE Deputy CEO and Vicky Lewis, Director, Vicky Lewis Consulting What are the key features of an outstanding modern university? The answer to this has evolved down the years with the traditional double-helix of research and teaching more …

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Carter and the Unstoppable Teach First Machine

07 Jul 2014 – Andy Westwood

Sir Andrew Carter is currently leading a review of the curriculum in Initial Teacher Training. He was appointed by Michael Gove to lead the work in May and he’s due to report before the end of the year. That’s a pretty tight timetable …

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Bologna Matters

19 Jun 2014 – Alex Bols

Alex Bols, GuildHE Deputy CEO, and Anne Corbett, author of Universities and the Europe of Knowledge (Palgrave 2005), review the Bologna Process

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What’s so special about specialist institutions?

20 May 2014 – Alex Bols

Last month I highlighted the diversity of higher education institutions as one of the key features of the UK higher education sector and its outstanding global reputation. After a couple of weeks in the job this strikes me as an …

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First Robbins, now it’s Crosland

28 Apr 2014 – Andy Westwood

Vince Cable gave a speech last week that most people won’t have noticed or read. If you haven’t, it’s worth taking the time to do so. I think it’s one of the best he’s given on either FE or HE. …

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Diversity Matters

04 Apr 2014 – Alex Bols

The strength of the UK higher education sector is in its diversity. This truism is often paid lip-service to by politicians, and some in the sector, before designing policy initiatives or funding streams that promote a “bigger is better” approach. …

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RAB – or the wizarding world of student finance?

25 Mar 2014 – Andy Westwood

Regulus Arcturus Black (1961 – 1979), also known as R.A.B., was a pure-blood wizard, born to Orion and Walburga Black, and attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1972 apparently. Now I haven’t got the first idea what any …

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A Student Premium?

17 Jan 2014 – GuildHE Admin

Which gives disadvantaged young (or older) people the better chance of wanting to do a degree and actually getting one – George Osborne’s commitment to taking the cap off full time undergraduate numbers in the Autumn Statement? Or the £330m …

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

14 Jan 2014 – Andy Westwood

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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