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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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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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Parliamentary Submission on Student Choice – Sean Wallis and Lee Jones

Will the Higher Education and Research Bill increase student choice? This text was submitted to the Committee stage of the HE Bill ahead of the first meeting on 6 September. Thank you to colleagues who commented. Colleagues are also encouraged to make their … Continue reading

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Letter: beware market failure

After the HE Bill 2nd Reading, beware market failure Add your name Despite the threats Higher Education faces from Brexit, and opposition from across the sector, the Government appears to be committed to pushing ahead with its disastrous Higher Education … 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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Higher Education and Research Bill – Second Reading 19 July

The Government is rushing the HE Bill through to its Second Reading in the House of Commons. The Second Reading has been called, at very short notice, for Tuesday 19 July. The NUS, UCU London Region and other organisations are coordinating an emergency … Continue reading

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London Met: the TEF dystopia claims its principled victims

London Metropolitan University (LMU) is in the process of enthusiastically transforming itself into something approaching the White Paper Ideal. Whereas most VCs are expressing serious objections to the reduction of teaching to the TEF, one VC stands out in its support: … Continue reading

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