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

Amendment 156 in the House of Commons List of Amendments 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 … 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. Amendment 12 in the House of Commons List of Amendments “Regulated course fees etc: use in relation to section 26 (1) The scheme established … 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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