The questions that will and should be asked about franchising
Wonkhe | Higher education policy, people and politics
by Michael Salmon
16h ago
The Public Accounts Committee inquiry into potential fraud at franchised providers begins in earnest. Michael Salmon examines whether it will get the answers required The post The questions that will and should be asked about franchising appeared first on Wonkhe ..read more
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Low-value contracts, and what they tell us about high-value data
Wonkhe | Higher education policy, people and politics
by Sophie Crouchman
16h ago
If we are to get serious about improving pay in universities, Sophie Crouchman suggests we start by getting better at collecting and sharing data The post Low-value contracts, and what they tell us about high-value data appeared first on Wonkhe ..read more
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The next government should introduce a social mobility premium
Wonkhe | Higher education policy, people and politics
by Ebrahim Adia
16h ago
Policymakers need to acknowledge that supporting students through to graduation equitably costs money. Ebrahim Adia proposes a new social mobility premium The post The next government should introduce a social mobility premium appeared first on Wonkhe ..read more
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UK universities can go further to support the resilience of Ukrainian higher education
Wonkhe | Higher education policy, people and politics
by Gwen van der Velden
2d ago
Gwen van der Velden and Bo Kelestyn paint a picture of the challenges faced by Ukraine universities, and introduce a new series of articles exploring how the UK can continue to offer help The post UK universities can go further to support the resilience of Ukrainian higher education appeared first on Wonkhe ..read more
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University commitments on fossil fuel divestment are meaningless
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by Emma de Saram
4d ago
Emma De Saram argues that universities must be bolder in refusing to work with fossil fuel companies, advocating for genuine just transitions through shared decision-making processes The post University commitments on fossil fuel divestment are meaningless appeared first on Wonkhe ..read more
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Podcast: Culture wars, Covid compensation, student votes
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by Team Wonkhe
4d ago
This week on the podcast the government is planning to introduce a “quality seal” for universities on standards in addressing antisemitism. But does free speech legislation put it in jeopardy? The post Podcast: Culture wars, Covid compensation, student votes appeared first on Wonkhe ..read more
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Higher education postcard: University of Leeds lacrosse
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by Hugh Jones
4d ago
This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag brings smiling student sportsmen – and some of their life stories The post Higher education postcard: University of Leeds lacrosse appeared first on Wonkhe ..read more
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Universities as social and cultural infrastructure
Wonkhe | Higher education policy, people and politics
by Nicola Berkley
5d ago
Seeing universities through the lens of social and cultural infrastructure raises important questions for how they engage with their local communities. Nicola Berkley makes the case The post Universities as social and cultural infrastructure appeared first on Wonkhe ..read more
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Learning analytics are a part of the “what works” toolkit
Wonkhe | Higher education policy, people and politics
by Rob Summers
5d ago
Rob Summers explains the results of UK higher education’s first large-scale randomised controlled trials of learning analytics-prompted interventions The post Learning analytics are a part of the “what works” toolkit appeared first on Wonkhe ..read more
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Academic staff on low-value contracts
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by David Kernohan
5d ago
There are a handful of academics in the UK on contracts at very low spine points. David Kernohan tries to find them The post Academic staff on low-value contracts appeared first on Wonkhe ..read more
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