16 juin 2019

Augar and the Four Horses

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"At the start of the Augar Review, the panel set out their eight guiding principles. Number four is:

“The cost of post-18 education should be shared between taxpayers, employers and learners.”

I agree, but, it seems, the panel itself didn’t. Reading the Review – which is in many ways a fine and thoughtful document – among its fifty mostly welcome recommendations, I cannot find a single one about how employers should share the cost. More...

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Are university boards good enough?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The backdrop was the recent publication of the Augar review and the enormous current political uncertainty. One theme that shone through was the need for universities, as autonomous institutions, to set their own weather as much as they can. More...

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Play Review – Admissions

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"I went recently to see the play Admissions, by Joshua Harmon at the Trafalgar Studio in London. Colleagues in the sector had told me how relevant and thought provoking it was, especially in the current times where access and participation is said to be a high priority. The play was about a liberal Head of Admissions at private school fighting to diversify the student population at her school, however, her values were conflicted when her son was deferred for the university of his choice, whist his mixed-race best friend who ‘ticks more than one box’ was accepted. More...

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The IMS at an Inflection Point

By Michael Feldstein. A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of attending the IMS Learning Impact Leadership Institute (LILI). For those of you who aren't familiar with it, IMS is the major learning application technical interoperability organization for higher education and K12 (and is making some forays into the corporate training and development world as well). More...

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15 juin 2019

Moving from textual thinking to visual thinking

eCampus NewsInstead of forcing visual thinkers into textual thinking, we need to see the world differently and develop critical thinking skills. More...

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14 juin 2019

We need to let people study later in life. Ask my dad

The GuardianNot everyone knows what they want to do at 18. So why has the mature student become a dying breed. More...

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Why are students at university so stressed?

The GuardianFears about the future, leaving friends and family, and having a poor work-life balance can all take their toll on mental health. More...

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What are our universities for? Taxpayers have a right to know

The GuardianThe Augar review has looked into funding. But we need a bigger vision to solve the legacy of failed marketisation. More...

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How to survive the graduation slump – by recent graduates

The GuardianToday’s graduates face difficult challenges. Here, those who’ve faced the same uncertainty share their tips and experiences. More...

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I'm proud to back a University of London boycott – the outsourcing has to end

The GuardianThis weekend academics should stand in solidarity with cleaners and security staff, and fight precarious employment. More...

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