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Write a great essay in 12 (easy!) steps!

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 11:39pm in

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A couple of years ago I jotted down a step-by-step guide to help my son get started on his university essays. That’s always the most difficult bit of writing – starting – and it never gets any easier. I thought some other might find it useful as well, so I’ve put it on a short video. Have fun! Beware, last minuters: the first step is ‘start early’.

I hope this helps avoid a few essay crises. If you like it, pass it on! PS: you don’t have to go to the bar in step 12 if you don’t want to.

Speeches at the HE Convention Statement launch meeting / online Parliamentary lobby, 21 July 2020

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 12:00am in

Introduction

  • Prof John Holmwood, Chair, Campaign for the Public University

The Labour Party position

  • Emma Hardy, Labour shadow minister for Higher Education, MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle Full text

Responses

  • Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth, Chair of Trustees, Council for the Defence of British Universities

More speeches will be published shortly…

Statement launch and online Parliamentary lobby, Tuesday 21 July

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 8:39pm in

Online meeting: Tuesday 21 July, 5.30-7.00pm

Covid-19 has plunged UK higher education into a deep financial crisis. Tens of thousands of posts are at risk, and over a dozen universities are predicted to be at risk of outright bankruptcy. But the pandemic has exposed problems, rather than creating them. Well before Covid-19, marketisation was wreaking havoc on higher education.

So far, the government has offered only limited support, amounting to little more than a sticking plaster on a fundamentally flawed system.

Through two large online meetings, the Convention for Higher Education has developed a set of demands for policymakers on how to rescue universities and put our higher education system onto a truly sustainable footing.

Now is the time to start pressing our politicians for meaningful action. This starts with an online lobby with the Shadow Higher Education Minister, Emma Hardy MP.

This is a crucial opportunity to take real action to defend our universities and students. Please join us!

Schedule:

  • Prof John Holmwood (Campaign for the Public University) will introduce the Convention for Higher Education’s recommendations for a policy response.
  • Representatives from the hardest-hit institutions (including Reading, Liverpool, SOAS) will share what is happening to them.
  • Emma Hardy MP, Labour shadow Higher Education minister, will outline the risks to universities and what Labour believes the government should do to provide support.
  • Lord Rowan Williams (Council for the Defence of British Universities) and Matt Crilly (NUS Scotland President) will offer short responses.

Other speakers have been invited to discuss how we can build the movement to defend higher education and access. We will also take as many questions from the floor as possible. 

The meeting was recorded.

How is the demand for part-time HE affected by changing economic conditions?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 14/09/2017 - 9:10am in

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As the economics of tertiary funding hits the spotlight once more, Gavan Conlon asks what relationship there is with wider economic conditions and demand for part-time HE.

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The golden triangle of retention

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 14/09/2017 - 9:02am in

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We should move beyond the educational deficit model when we consider retention, argues University of Lincoln vice chancellor Mary Stuart.

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Digital sanctuary and anonymity on campus

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/09/2017 - 9:09am in

Sian Bayne, in an article based on her ALTC2017 keynote, argues that anonymous social media spaces can give students the opportunity to seek the support and advice they need - but there are also risks for institutions.

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Tiger feet and the growth of education tourism

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/09/2017 - 9:02am in

Education tourism is a booming $4.5bn business, and prospective students from China and their families are leading the way. Paul Greatrix examines the way a visit to a campus can inspire educational attainment.

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It’s time to shift focus from outcomes to expectations

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/09/2017 - 9:05am in

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We do well to capture student experience via a range of surveys. But, asks Michelle Morgan, why don't we make a similar effort to capture student expectations?

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Fresh fields – developing approaches to Freshers’ Week

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/09/2017 - 9:02am in

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Freshers' week is upon us, and the old perception that it will be a week of heavy drinking and hard partying is far from the truth. Paul Greatrix looks at examples of the new freshers' experience from around the world.

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Where policing ends and universities begin

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/09/2017 - 9:01am in

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Students do many things at university - unfortunately some of them get arrested and then released on bail. Levi Pay sets out the trials of managing this situation from the student services perspective.

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