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disturbing the surface

Last Friday I had the pleasure of presenting at a seminar jointly hosted by OFFA and SRHE on the role of research in policy-making.  Professor Jacqueline Stevenson… 170 more words

Higher Education

A blueprint for fair access?


This post reviews fair access developments subsequent to publication of the HE green paper and preceding publication of the impending white paper.

It asks whether some of the recommendations proffered by the Scottish Commission on Widening Access (COWA) should also be adopted in England. 3,847 more words


St Ethelbert's Well

Actually, St Ethelbert isn’t well; in fact he’s been dead since 794. This is a holy well dedicated to St Ethelbert.

Ethelbert became king of East Anglia around 779. 251 more words


The 'Missing 520'

This post assesses the progress of English Russell Group universities in admitting students from areas with low levels of higher education participation.

It reapplies a methodology used previously by the Sutton Trust and the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (SMCPC) to measure the success of these 20 universities in recruiting young, full-time first degree entrants from low participation neighbourhoods (LPNs). 1,791 more words


Do we really need or want an HE Bill?

According to news reports last week, the Government might not be planning to introduce an HE Bill after all. I hate to say I told you so . 769 more words

Higher Education Blogs

Can we expect a rocket boost for fair access?

This post considers whether the forthcoming Higher Education Green Paper will propose radical reform to bring about fair access to universities.

The runes first written… 3,273 more words