Consultation Responses

Student visa system – new briefing document

Student visa system – new briefing document

Universities UK, Guild HE, MillionPlus, the Russell Group, University Alliance and UKCISA have jointly produced a briefing document outlining how significant improvements could be made to the student visa route as the system is reviewed by government. It sets out...

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GuildHE Statement on Post-18 Funding Review

GuildHE Statement on Post-18 Funding Review

We need a post-18 education system that supports student choice, is fair to all learners and fully funds the costs of high quality higher and further education. Crucially, we must improve the skills base of the working age population if we are to increase UK...

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New research highlights limitations of LEO data

New research highlights limitations of LEO data

Graduate earnings are an unreliable measure of the value of university degrees and should not be depended on for setting tuition fees or the public funding of higher education. New research, commissioned by GuildHE with support from the HEAD Trust, and...

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About us

About us

GuildHE is an officially recognised representative body for UK Higher Education.

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GuildHE Responds to Post-18 Education and Funding Review

GuildHE Responds to Post-18 Education and Funding Review

GuildHE has responded to the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding, highlighting key priorities, including maintaining teaching quality, supporting mature and part-time learners, addressing student poverty, improving flexibility, and providing clarity for learners.

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Doing the Math on Higher Education Data

Doing the Math on Higher Education Data

What are higher education data for? And whom do they serve? These questions were prompted by reflecting on and comparing what was said about data in the 2011 White Paper, Students at the heart of the system, and this month’s Green Paper, Fulfilling Our Potential. In...

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Autumn Term Blues

Autumn Term Blues

As we approach the beginning of September the HE sector is busy preparing for the new term, and worrying about the new term blues (well, there are no yellows left!) So what’s on the agenda for the term ahead? Teaching excellence and quality  New Head Boy, Jo, has been...

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GuildHE announces new Chief Executive

GuildHE announces new Chief Executive

Gordon McKenzie, currently Deputy Director, HE Strategy and Policy at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for GuildHE. Professor Joy Carter, Chair of GuildHE and Vice Chancellor of the University of...

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Educational Diversity and Social & Economic Mobility

Educational Diversity and Social & Economic Mobility

GuildHE has just published the fourth and last briefing in our Diverse Institutions Project looking at the contribution to the HE sector of a range of institutions that are often not featured in the national spotlight. This briefing highlights the pivotal role that a...

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Student Voices heard at the University of Chichester

Student Voices heard at the University of Chichester

At the University of Chichester students are able to contribute to the development of their degree programmes through the Student Voice Programme. Each cohort (Year Group) for each course is able to elect one of their course mates to act as their “Student Voice”. As a...

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Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

GuildHE has just published the third and penultimate briefing in our Diverse Institutions Project which focuses on the contribution to the higher education sector of a range of institutions that are often not featured in the national spotlight. This...

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Anti racism webinar two: Tesse Akpeki

Anti racism webinar two: Tesse Akpeki

  Lead Governance Consultant at Bates Wells, a Senior Associate Consultant NCVO, a Chartered Secretary, Mediator, Coach and Facilitator, Tesse’s passion for bridge-building emerged as a result of her childhood years in care in Northern Ireland, where she...

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Knowledge Exchange Concordat statement

Knowledge Exchange Concordat statement

Statement in support of the launch of the opportunity to sign up to the Knowledge Exchange Concordat principles and development year for England  In the week beginning Monday 26th October, Universities UK and GuildHE launched the opportunity for institutions to sign...

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Anti racism webinar one: Daniel Stone

Anti racism webinar one: Daniel Stone

Daniel Stone gave a fascinating talk in which he outlined his personal life journey leading up to and following studying his undergraduate degree at Oxford University. Daniel is from Jamaican heritage and his grandparents came to the UK as part of the Windrush...

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Student engagement during COVID-19

Student engagement during COVID-19

Today, GuildHE Students’ Union Network is having its first meeting of the academic year. This provides an excellent opportunity for students’ union representatives to come together and share best practice. We know that our institutions often have relatively small...

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GuildHE Anti-racism project

GuildHE Anti-racism project

GuildHE and its members pride ourselves on our work to drive cultural, social and economic development throughout the UK. Our values are modeled on being ethical, inclusive and creative. Social justice is a key pillar of our values and a core part of our strategy and...

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