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It’s time to tackle the crisis of confidence in our universities

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As universities face an unprecedented level of reputational challenges, Universities UK CEO Alistair Jarvis argues that it's time for the fightback to begin.

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Forget the dead cat: what’s really at stake in the Adonis wars

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 23/08/2017 - 9:02am in

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Andrew Adonis's focus on VC salaries distracts from the problem he really wants to solve. But doing so would require a radical change in universities' relationship with the state, says Andrew McRae.

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Is Nick Timothy right about graduate salaries? A new look at LEO

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 17/08/2017 - 7:22pm in

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The Prime Minister's former chief wonk has got stuck into the 'is university worth it?' debate this morning. It seemed a good reason, combined with A level results day, to present some new ways of looking at graduate salaries data from LEO.

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Why don’t they like us? A terrible two months for universities in the news

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 31/07/2017 - 9:01am in

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A litany of bad news stories in recent weeks has hammered away at the university sector's collective reputation. David Morris reflects on why this may have occurred and how it can be tackled.

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Dearing in the House – twenty years on

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 25/07/2017 - 1:18am in

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It was twenty years ago, yesterday. Wonkhe's David Kernohan looks back to the way Lord Dearing's Report was received, and finds some surprisingly familiar names with some decidedly unfamiliar policy positions.

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The centre cannot hold for the current state the fees debate

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 22/07/2017 - 2:09am in

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As Jo Johnson goes on the offensive over Labour's position on fees, Mark Leach asks: will be enough to win back support for his party, or indeed the increasingly toxic tuition fee system?

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Jo Johnson defends HE funding system in pre-summer speech

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 21/07/2017 - 5:05am in

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As Jo Johnson sets out his stall for one final time before parliament heads for its summer break, we look at what was and wasn't announced in the speech to the Reform thinktank in London.

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What do universities need to prevent a Brexodus?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 18/07/2017 - 9:01am in

The Russell Group's Hollie Chandler outlines the outstanding questions for universities and their staff and students resulting from the government's initial proposals for EU nationals' ongoing rights in the UK.

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Forget £9k, it’s the £3k generation that matters (for now)

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/07/2017 - 9:01am in

The £3,000 fee paying generation is just hitting the height of its repayments, well before the £9,000 hit theirs. David Morris argues that it's their political impact that is being felt most in the tuition fees debate.

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Preparing your university for a visit by Donald Trump

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/07/2017 - 11:39pm in

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With a snap visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump now on the cards for the coming weeks, we ask how universities will decide whether or not to host the divisive but powerful figure.

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