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Goodbye Mr Gove

28 July 2014

First published in HE from Research Fortnight Higher education is working out what it thinks about the departure of the two longest-serving Conservative education ministers of recent times. One was feared and the other was liked. Both were totemic. Gove …

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The legacy of David Willetts

24 July 2014

Originally posted on wonkhe on July 17th, 2014: It is with mixed feelings that the sector says goodbye to David Willetts. He has been in the higher education and science brief continuously since 2005 – two years as Shadow Secretary of …


Welcoming international students to the UK

23 July 2014

By independent Think Tank Brightblue: International students enrich Britain economically, socially and culturally. But, worryingly, the number of student visas issued for all post-18 study has declined since 2009 and recently the number of full-time overseas entrants to English universities …

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Going International – more than milking the cash cow?

22 July 2014

Told time and again the value of International students is billions of pounds to the UK economy, that we are the number two destination in the world for foreign students, and that new lucrative markets are emerging, universities are frequently …

Joint statement with University of Cambridge and AoC on A Level reform

20 January 2014

University of Cambridge, GuildHE and Association of Colleges urge OFQUAL to retain Y12 assessment for students in England in all subjects taken. The University of Cambridge, the Association of Colleges (AoC) and GuildHE are urging OFQUAL to give young people …

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New FE colleges? Or a new policy for FE colleges?

14 January 2014

Today’s headlines contain a catchy claim from BIS and from Matthew Hancock that the Government is opening a new FE college to help train the workers who will build HS2. According to the story, it’s the first new FE college …


CREST members receive HR Excellence in Research awards

04 December 2013

Two members of the Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training (CREST) – the University of Chichester and Glyndwr University – have joined a growing network of HEIs across Europe and the UK in gaining the HR Excellence in Research …


International Education Strategy launch

29 July 2013

Following the launch of the government’s International Education Strategy today, Helen Bowles, Deputy CEO of GuildHE, said, “The emphasis on a collaborative approach between education and business, between public and private, and between students and  providers of higher education,  is …

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GuildHE elects new Chair

16 July 2013

Professor Joy Carter, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester, has been announced as the new Chair of GuildHE. Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts was elected as Vice-Chair. “I am delighted to be appointed as the …


HEBRG estimates the higher education sector spends £67m on Tier 4 immigration regulation

11 July 2013

Today, the Higher Education Better Regulation Group (HEBRG) published research on the costs and benefits of Tier 4 student immigration regulation. Read more…

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