Category Archives: HE BIll

The higher education stand-off of 2017: an assessment – Prof David Midgley

There was much rejoicing back in January when the government was defeated over the first amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill to be put to the vote in the House of Lords. That amendment introduced a definition of … Continue reading

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Where next after the HE Bill? – Sean Wallis and Lee Jones

For a week or so it appeared as if the Conservatives had pulled the plug on the Higher Education and Research Bill (HE Bill) by calling a Brexit General Election on June 8th. Only negotiations with the Labour front bench … Continue reading

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Letter

An act that Labour must repeal to save higher education (published in The Guardian 12 May) Add your name We commend the Labour Party for calling for the end of the current £9,000 student tuition fee-and-loans regime – for HE and … Continue reading

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Emergency Lobby of Parliament over HE Bill – 12 noon 26.4.17 – Parliament Sq

URGENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND CIRCULATION Lobby of Parliament Government ‘concessions’ not nearly enough, say academics and UCU London Region UCU has called a lobby of Parliament today (26 April) at 12 noon. The lobby is supported by UCU … Continue reading

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Analysis of Government responses to Lords amendments – David Midgley (CDBU)

Higher Education and Research Bill A summary of the Government’s responses to the Lords amendments, as published on 25 April 2017. Amendment 1 (definition of a university): Struck down in favour of guidance to be issued by the Secretary of State following consultation with interested … Continue reading

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HE Bill: Last Chance to Lobby Your MP!

Before Parliament is prorogued next week, the Government is still hoping to force through its Higher Education and Research Bill during the “wash up” period. The Lords inserted many substantive and important amendments, several of which the government is minded … Continue reading

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Alert: Lobby your MP before the Final Reading of the HE Bill

Dear colleague, The Higher Education and Research Bill (HE Bill for short) is due to return to the House of Commons for a Final Reading at some point after Easter. At the moment we do not know which date that … Continue reading

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