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Briefing Report 457 UUK - Managing risks in internationalisation - Security related issues

Briefing Report 457 UUK - Managing risks in internationalisation - Security related issues

Briefing Report 456 Advance HE - Diversity of governors in higher education

Briefing Report 456 Advance HE - Diversity of governors in higher education

HE Insight Paper 37 - HE sector responds to Government Covid guidance

HE Insight Paper 37 - HE sector responds to Government Covid guidance

Briefing Report 455 - SAGE - Principles for Managing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Associated with Higher Education

Briefing Report 455 - SAGE - Principles for Managing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Associated with Higher Education

Good Practice Briefing 10 - Universities prepare for an uncertain new academic year

Good Practice Briefing 10 - Universities prepare for an uncertain new academic year

Briefing Report 454 HEPI - PhD Life - The UK student experience

Briefing Report 454 HEPI - PhD Life - The UK student experience

Briefing Report 453 HEPI-Advance HE - Student Academic Experience Survey 2020

Briefing Report 453 HEPI-Advance HE - Student Academic Experience Survey 2020

Good Practice Briefing 09 - Universities describe their "amazing" rapid transition to online delivery

Good Practice Briefing 09 - Universities describe their amazing rapid transition to online delivery

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Universities across the UK have rapidly moved their learning, teaching and assessment online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The unprecedented overhaul of traditional teaching practices has presented a major challenge to institutions, staff and students. In this Good Practice Briefing, HEi-know shows how some universities have responded to the situation.
Sutton Trust associate director of media and communications Hilary Cornwell and research and policy assistant Maariyah Dawood comment on equality and widening access issues that have emerged in a week of higher education news.
Reviewing a week of higher education news, Action on Access Director Andrew Rawson celebrates positive action on equality and social inclusivity taken in the HE sector and calls for matching support from the government and employers.
Michelle Donelan
The universities minister has strongly criticised the renaming of university buildings and the removal of statues prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement as “short sighted” and an attempt to censor the past.
As domestic students make their final decisions about which universities to go to, universities are endeavouring to reassure them that campus life would be back to ‘near normal’ by September. Meanwhile international student numbers are looking shaky, while higher education is being sucked into debates around the Black Lives Matter campaign. Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Officer of the Institute of Student Employers explains why he doesn’t envy Vice Chancellors right now.
Rhiannon Birch, Director of Strategic Insights and Planning at the University of Derby, considers the implications of new government policy on student number controls and apprenticeships announced in a week when institutions prepared plans to re-open their campuses.
The rate of progress towards widening access targets in Scottish higher education has slowed so much that there are now "fewer grounds for optimism" that they will be achieved, the Commissioner for Fair Access has warned.
UK universities can expect to admit around 14,000 fewer students from East Asia countries this Autumn, representing a £463 million drop in income from tuition and living expenses, according to a survey conducted by the British Council.
Universities are estimated to have lost more than £3 million on average in the first two months of lockdown and more than one in five are about to implement salary reductions, voluntary redundancies and layoffs, a new study shows.
Research by Pickle Jar Communications has found that while most prospective students in the UK are still planning to go to university, many do not feel they are being provided with Information they need to address their concerns. Robert Perry, Pickle Jar's head of research and insight, outlines the findings.
The Quality Assurance Agency has published guidelines to help universities that are re-opening their campuses in the Autumn maintain standards while protecting students and staff.
As plans unfold for the next Research Excellence Framework, positions are already being taken as to how to divide up the spoils in the form of the subsequent Research Excellence Grant (REG). Should this further favour the UK’s elite universities? Glasgow Caledonian University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies and GCU Yunus Chair and Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Cam Donaldson offer a view from the other side of the tracks.