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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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Third Convention Report

Introduction Prof John Holmwood opened the Convention on behalf of the Steering Committee, explaining what had happened since the Second Convention, the Alternative White Paper and the campaign over the summer. This Convention included representatives of the NUS and colleagues from … Continue reading

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HE Bill Letter-writing Campaign Pack

Our main hope of defeating the disastrous Higher Education and Research Bill lies in persuading sufficient numbers of Conservative MPs to vote against it. There may be resistance in the Lords, thanks to objections from some senior scientist peers – … 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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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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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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