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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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Letter to Evening Standard

London’s Universities Under Threat (submitted to Evening Standard – also see this article) Add your name London is a global education powerhouse. Unique in having four institutions in the top 40 rankings of the world’s best universities, together London’s higher … Continue reading

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Lobby a Lord today!

The Second Reading of the Higher Education and Research Bill in the House of Lords will take place on 6 December. Members of the House of Lords rely on information from the public. Please help them stand up for Higher Education. … Continue reading

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