Lucy Findlay from Social Enterprise Mark CIC explores how universities need to make the most of the rapid growth and international interest in social enterprise.
What a difference publicly funded research makes – so how can we show it?
Universities may be taking their eye off the devolution ball as attention turns quickly to the wider and more direct changes in the market and structure of higher education. But devolution is also an ongoing process. Universities will need to stay alert if they are not to be caught offside by their peers.
Measuring student outcomes and ‘Learning Gain’ is central to the future assessment of teaching. While they offer no silver bullet, a series of projects are forging a way ahead.
Equality and diversity in the higher education sector is more than a legal tick-box exercise, much less a chain around the sector’s neck. It is a matter of talent, productivity and social justice.
UK universities are following US examples to develop new approaches to technology financing, as part of entrepreneurial eco-systems.
New student housing puts students at the centre of the complex relationships of ‘intangible knowledge’ that underpin the Northern Powerhouse.
Two independent reviews show that STEM graduates need to take up every opportunity available to them in their degree and during their time at university to help to improve their employability and to get a rewarding job.
Stanford University’s Dr Kathy Ku is at the cutting edge of university technology transfer. She flew in to share good practice with us and UK technology transfer experts.
There is a real opportunity to provide better reassurance about reliable degree standards, but these standards will still be set and assessed by autonomous bodies.