05 septembre 2016

The last time a Conservative Government set higher education targets

We recently made available on this site an important but hard-to-find historical text: Tony Crosland’s famous speech cementing the binary division between polytechnics and universities, which was delivered in 1965. More...

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New Zealand: A small far away country from which we can learn much?

New Zealand has a population of under 4.5 million and only eight universities. Despite the difference in scale, the UK could still learn from the way in which New Zealand has approached higher education challenges. More...

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Will the new higher education topography prove sustainable?

In the UK, it has been phenomenally difficult to get good quality independent higher education institutions off the ground but simultaneously too easy to run ones of questionable quality. More...

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The first ever Higher Education Festival is coming this September

What does the future hold for universities? The University of Buckingham is hosting the UK’s first Higher Education Festival covering all issues facing the sector. More...

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Why the MoneySavingExpert is wrong

No one likes it when the cost of something goes up, especially when it goes up after agreeing to purchase it. The Government’s consultation on the freeze met strong opposition – there were 410 negative responses and 26 positive ones. More...

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What are the consequences of moving HE from BIS to the DfE?

The head of steam has finally blown the gasket. The pressure that had been mounting for several years to plonk higher education policy back alongside other education matters within Whitehall has triumphed. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is dead; long live the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. More...

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New Thoughts on Innovation Policy

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. A new book on innovation policy came out this summer from a guy by the name of Mark Zachary Taylor, who teaches at Georgia State.  The book is called The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries are Better Than Others at Science and Technology and to my mind it should be required reading for anyone interested in following Canada’s innovation debate. More...

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Reminder: Hot Jobs and Hot Careers Never Last

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. There was an interesting piece in the National Post last week about unemployed professionals in the Alberta oil and gas industry.  In amidst the occasional whine about the oil industry being so unloved by the rest Canada, there is a serious article about what happens to people in specialized professions when the economic tide swings away from that profession. More...

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Know Your Incoming Students (Part 2)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. There are a lot of things “everybody knows” about students these days.  Everybody knows students these days think of their education in far more utilitarian terms than they used to, caring more about their jobs outcomes and less about the joy of learning. More...

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Know Your Incoming Students (Part 1)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. As the school year starts, it’s always valuable to take a look at trends in incoming students.  The best tool we have for that in Canada for doing this is the Canadian Undergraduate Survey Consortium’s triennial survey of first-year students (the most recent version is here. More...

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