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This potential University funding crisis is due to unrepayable student loans, not Brexit – Sean Wallis

You have to admire their cheek. Theresa May’s Conservative Government is leaking to the press a policy proposal from a review they commissioned which, if implemented as-is, is likely to prove catastrophic for universities in England, and in the rest … Continue reading

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Where next after the HE Bill? – Sean Wallis and Lee Jones

For a week or so it appeared as if the Conservatives had pulled the plug on the Higher Education and Research Bill (HE Bill) by calling a Brexit General Election on June 8th. Only negotiations with the Labour front bench … Continue reading

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An act that Labour must repeal to save higher education (published in The Guardian 12 May) Add your name We commend the Labour Party for calling for the end of the current £9,000 student tuition fee-and-loans regime – for HE and … 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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After the Third Convention – what next?

The Convention for Higher Education met at University College London on 15 October. This Third Convention was a working meeting discussing the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill and organising against it. Headlines Delegates agreed that the Convention will call … Continue reading

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Statement on international students – Third Convention for HE 15 October

The Third Convention for Higher Education convened at UCL today. Delegates united in condemning Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s statements against international students at the Conservative Party Conference as being fundamentally wrong. In addition, we specifically condemn Rudd’s proposal that the … Continue reading

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Defending HE: academic integrity and access, and defending overseas colleagues and students

Dear Colleagues, The Third Convention for the Defence of Higher Education This Saturday 15th October UCL, London, 10.00-17.00 Speakers: Professor Alison Wolf (KCL), Professor Martin McQuillan (Kingston and CDBU), Malia Bouattia (NUS President), Professor John Holmwood (Nottingham and CPU), Mark … Continue reading

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