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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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Parliamentary Submission – HE Bill Third Reading briefing – Lee Jones et al.

Introduction This briefing was prepared by the Convention for Higher Education (CHE), a non-partisan group of academics drawn from across the university sector. The CHE is deeply concerned by the damage that this bill would do to Higher Education across … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Submission – proposed amendments to HE Bill

Amendment proposals, HE Bill The following proposed amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill 2016-17 were submitted to Gordon Ramsden MP by the HE Convention Steering Committee for inclusion in the Committee Stage of the Bill. Alongside these amendments we also … Continue reading

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Parliamentary call for evidence: Have your say on the Higher Education and Research Bill

Parliament has opened its call for evidence for the Committee stage of the HE Bill, with a deadline of 18 September 2016 for submission of evidence. Early submission prior to Tuesday 6 September is ideal, as this date will be the first date the Select Committee meets. Continue reading

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The Higher Education and Research Bill, 2016 – Key Points – Sherrill Stroschein

Introduction The Higher Education and Research Bill 2016 reads quite differently from the government’s White Paper and the Green Paper that preceded it, in terms of ordering and emphasis. The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) proposals, for example, are not outlined … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Launch Meeting

Public launch meeting:#AltHEWhitePaper In Defence of Public Higher Education: Knowledge for a Successful Society The Alternative White Paper for Higher Education Monday 13 June, 4.30-6pm Moved to: Committee Room 16, House of Commons, Parliament Square SW1. » Directions (Nearest tube: Westminster) Speakers … Continue reading

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Why do we need a Convention?

The consultation on the Conservative Government’s Green Paper on Higher Education, Fulfilling our Potential, closed on Friday 15 January. Any reader of the Green Paper would be perplexed at the risks of the proposals for the sector, and the weakness … Continue reading

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