Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

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There’s ageism in our reaction to tuition fees

02 Oct 2013 – GuildHE Admin

The fall in university undergraduate applications in England continued this autumn, according to the Independent Commission on Fees. In its latest analysis it highlights a drop amongst full-time applicants of 14 per cent – that’s 18,000 fewer students in England …

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Economic vs social conservatism?

27 Sep 2013 – Andy Westwood

On the face of it, the Conservatives should be looking forward to discussing higher education at their party conference in Manchester. As we will no doubt hear, the numbers of full time students starting this year look to have bounced back to somewhere …

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(It’s) Hard Labour?

20 Sep 2013 – Andy Westwood

Labour’s 2015 position on higher education policy – of all the three main political parties – is still probably the hardest to predict. But this is not necessarily because of the affordability of a £6k or even a £5k fee …

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Whither (or wither) the Lib Dems?

12 Sep 2013 – Andy Westwood

The Liberal Democrats kick off the party conference season in Glasgow next week. Will they develop a firm (and different?) position on higher education as the 2015 General Election approaches? Even after a policy review headed up by Baroness Brinton …

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GuildHE elects new Chair

16 Jul 2013 – Dee Easter

Professor Joy Carter, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester, has been announced as the new Chair of GuildHE. Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts was elected as Vice-Chair. “I am delighted to be appointed as the …

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GuildHE response to Spending Review

26 Jun 2013 – Dee Easter

GuildHE CEO, Andy Westwood, said,   “The Spending Review for 2015-16 appears to be a ‘better than expected’ settlement for BIS. The cut at departmental level is significantly less than the expected 8-10% and is somewhere between 4.4 and 6% …

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Spending review – are there any acceptable cuts?

19 Jun 2013 – Andy Westwood

We are only a week away from George Osborne’s mini spending review where he is expected to announce cuts in spending of around £13.5 billion for the year 2015-16. If we are lucky we may also get an indication of …

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IPPR (and Labour’s) Critical Path to 2015

10 Jun 2013 – Andy Westwood

Why is there such a fuss about today’s IPPR Report? Largely for two reasons – firstly some interesting HE figures have been involved from Nigel Thrift and Janet Beer to Steve Smith and John Sexton. Second is its – and …

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University Title Event

05 Jun 2013 – Dee Easter

GuildHE hosted a reception on 5th June 2013 to celebrate the granting of University title to 11 of its members. In 2012 the Government announced that a number of new universities were to be created in the UK in the …

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