Category Archives: HE BIll

Lords amend HE Bill to defend international staff and students – 13 March

On 13 March, the House of Lords passed the following amendment to the HE Bill by 313 votes to 219. 150: After Clause 85, insert the following new Clause— “Students and academic staff at higher education providers (1) The Secretary … Continue reading

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Lords amend HE Bill to regulate privatisation – March 8

On Wednesday March 8, the Lords made two further important amendments to the HE Bill. These concern Quality Assurance and Degree Awarding Powers. These amendments support greater government regulation of the process of privatisation, which the Higher Education and Research Bill is … Continue reading

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Lords amend HE Bill to limit impact of TEF – March 6

On Monday, March 6,  the Lords voted 263 to 211 for Amendment 19 to the HE Bill. “Regulated course fees etc: use in relation to section 26 (1) The scheme established under section 26 must not be used to rank … Continue reading

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Why the NSS is garbage – Lord Lipsey

The National Students Survey results matter. First, they are used by students to evaluate institutions by comparison with rival institutions. Secondly, they are one of the metrics to be used in the TEF, in awarding gold, silver or bronze markings … Continue reading

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Alert: HE Bill back in Lords for voting on amendments – from 6 March

Dear colleagues After weeks of detailed line-by-line debate at Committee Stage over two months, the Higher Education and Research Bill returns to the full House of Lords debate at the ‘Report Stage’ from Monday March 6th. The House will be voting … Continue reading

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Press release 9/1/2017

Students and staff speak out as the Lords prepare to challenge Jo Johnson over his Higher Education and Research Bill Universities return to teaching this week, but lecturers, students and researchers face an uncertain future. The Government is pushing ahead … Continue reading

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Letter

Casualisation is a symptom of a sector-wide crisis (submitted to Guardian 17 November) Add your name The disgrace of casualisation, whilst Vice Chancellors and Principals award themselves salaries multiple times that of the Prime Minster, was graphically and accurately portrayed … Continue reading

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