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Go back to your campuses and prepare for disappointment

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 24/04/2017 - 9:01am in

The Prime Minister already looks set to return to Downing Street with an increased majority and a domestic policy programme of her own. Where do universities fit in Mayism, and the 'May' general election?

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Why students should be included in net migration figures

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 21/04/2017 - 9:01am in

With the debate over international students front and centre of the HE Bill's endgame in Parliament, Ant Bagshaw argues that the political debate over the issue has too often missed the nuance of the policy.

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For HE in Northern Ireland, the only certainty is uncertainty

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 9:01am in

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Northern Ireland's welfare has been forgotten by its own politicians and now by the UK government. It's time for civic society, including universities, to step up, argues Fergal McFerran.

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General Election announcement casts uncertainty on future of HE Bill

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The Prime Minister's Easter surprise has raised some questions about the future of the Higher Education and Research Bill and the TEF. We break down the implications in our snap reaction to a snap election.

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Are universities keeping in touch with the new political zeitgeist?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/04/2017 - 9:02am in

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A new wing of the Conservative Party is running the government, and universities are rarely out of the news. Giles Carden and Jonathan Woodhead ask if universities need to change course to keep up.

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Anywhere to Somewhere: the achievement society and its discontents

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/04/2017 - 9:01am in

A new book analysing the political divide between 'Somewheres' and 'Anywheres' puts universities at the heart of its argument. David Morris looks at higher education's role in the new politics of identity.

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Hear hear: what are MPs’ perceptions of universities?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/04/2017 - 9:01am in

A survey of parliamentarians' views of universities provides significant food for thought for sector lobbyists and representatives. Karmjit Kaur of UUK explains the results.

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Universities must be clear about their own Articles of faith

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 30/03/2017 - 3:51am in

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The Article 50 countdown clock has begun, and it'll be over before you know it. David Morris looks at how the UK university sector will be intensely dependent on 'high' politics and diplomacy for the next two years.

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Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:50pm in

Lecture with Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony’s College). Respondent: Anand Menon (King’s College London) Convenors: Timothy Garton Ash and Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony’s College). The event was co-sponsored by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and the Centre for International Studies at DPIR.

What should Labour be talking about?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 19/02/2016 - 9:43pm in

The Labour Party is a joke at the moment. The Corbyn side seems to be trying to steal the Green Party’s manifesto at the moment with it’s talk of basic income guarantees and “Democracy Days“. Meanwhile, the rest of the Parliamentary Labour Party seems focused on ensuring it performs terribly in the May elections, with a … Continue reading What should Labour be talking about?

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