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Using data to gain efficiencies and serve our communities well

Using data to gain efficiencies and serve our communities well

We have all seen during the pandemic the fleet of foot responses from universities and public sector organisations ...
Our changing relationship with data – there may be trouble ahead

Our changing relationship with data – there may be trouble ahead

Our latest guest blog author Andy Youell is the Executive Director – Regulation at the University College of ...
“Freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength”: A response to Michelle Donelan and the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill

“Freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength”: A response to Michelle Donelan and the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill

At the end of June, the Right Honourable Michelle Donelan, then Minister of State for Further and Higher ...
Student Success in a Challenging Year

Student Success in a Challenging Year

The National Student Survey (NSS) of all final-year undergraduate degree students at UK higher education ...
Why inclusion is vital for National Student Survey success

Why inclusion is vital for National Student Survey success

"Student evaluations of teaching… have been shown again and again to be subject to student biases" – Flaherty ...
‘Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course’

‘Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course’

A plethora of instruments are used to measure and try to discover what students think of their experiences at UK ...
Transforming Accesss and Outcomes Conference 2022

Transforming Accesss and Outcomes Conference 2022

On 28 April 2022, TASO (Transforming Access and Student Outcomes) held their annual conference at the British ...
Strategy Under Pressure: The Cost of Living Crisis for Universities

Strategy Under Pressure: The Cost of Living Crisis for Universities

It’s that time of year when universities are finalising their financial forecasts. A significant portion of the ...
What does the Rich List tell us about the super rich?

What does the Rich List tell us about the super rich?

Every year I write about the Sunday Times Rich List and reflect upon what it tells those of us who work in ...
From Compliance to Performance – The Changing Focus of Governance Reviews

From Compliance to Performance – The Changing Focus of Governance Reviews

Many universities are now preparing for their second external governance review, as part of a three-year cycle ...
Countdown to REF 2021 – what next?

Countdown to REF 2021 – what next?

The announcement of the REF 2021 results is almost here. Higher education institutions are gearing up for ...
Introducing the Halpin Research Excellence Team

Introducing the Halpin Research Excellence Team

The results of REF 2021 will be announced on 12 May 2022. Today individual institutions will receive their ...