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Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education
04 April

Diversity Matters

The strength of the UK higher education sector is in its diversity. This truism is often paid lip-service to by politicians, and some in the sector, before designing policy initiatives or funding streams that promote a “bigger is better” approach. …

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25 March

RAB – or the wizarding world of student finance?

Regulus Arcturus Black (1961 – 1979), also known as R.A.B., was a pure-blood wizard, born to Orion and Walburga Black, and attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1972 apparently. Now I haven’t got the first idea what any …

11 February

BIS Grant Letter to HEFCE

Andy Westwood's blog on the BIS Grant Letter to HEFCE and the SFA's Skills Funding Statement

17 January

A Student Premium?

Which gives disadvantaged young (or older) people the better chance of wanting to do a degree and actually getting one – George Osborne’s commitment to taking the cap off full time undergraduate numbers in the Autumn Statement? Or the £330m …