Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

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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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How do we save ‘Widening Participation’?

02 Dec 2013 – GuildHE Admin

We don’t talk about widening participation quite as much as we used to. Back at the time of the Dearing Review and New Labour’s commitment to a 50% target and the economic and social benefits of mass higher education, we took it …

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New strategy for new times

18 Nov 2013 – GuildHE Admin

In case it passed you by we’ve just had “living wage week”. Almost every cause gets a day or a week dedicated to it nowadays, and Nov 4th–8th 2013 was the moment we were supposed to turn our attention to …

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You are small, but could you be massive?

04 Nov 2013 – Sue Littlemore

“When the best brands start giving their courses away for free, we have to take note. We must ask, are we prepared to be on the wrong side of history? We disrupt ourselves now or let someone else do it,” …

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Witty’s arrows of outrageous fortune

15 Oct 2013 – Andy Westwood

By opting for a ‘sector not postcode’ approach, Andrew Witty suggests a different path for universities to boost economic growth than his predecessors. Read Andy Westwood’s blog on The Guardian Higher Education Network – http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2013/oct/15/witty-report-universities-growth-economy

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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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