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.
There is media comment aplenty on the topic of higher education qualifications standards. Some of this comment is well-informed, some is not.
For some the new approach to quality assessment might look like more burden and bureaucracy. In reality it gives institutions greater freedom to work for their students.
Among governing bodies and vice-chancellors men still significantly outnumber women.
To meet the Government’s ambitions for widening participation we cannot simply settle for the status quo. The National Collaborative Outreach Programme offers new ways to build on the HE sector’s considerable experience and expertise.