Alison Kennell, University Secretary at York St John University, considers the recent discussions regarding university tuition fees and the wider debate on funding policy affecting higher education and students’ personal finances.
If 2016 taught us anything, it was that expectations do not always follow the predictable path. What had been built up as our ’norm’, over decades of lived experience, can be shattered in months – if not days. Vikki Goddard, Chief Operating Officer at Salford University, looks ahead to 2017 and predicts some turbulent times for universities, with a few brighter spells.
William Callaway, University Secretary at the University of South Wales, looks at funding arrangements for Welsh students and welcomes the potential impact of the recent Diamond Review.
Vikki Goddard, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Salford, considers what a move away from austerity might mean for universities in the post-Brexit economy.
James O’Kane, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at Queen’s University Belfast, discusses why securing a sustainable funding model for higher education in Northern Ireland must be a key priority for the new Northern Ireland Assembly. As we all deal with the challenges of change, AHUA members in England, Scotland and Wales will, hopefully, feel a little better on reading this blog.
Dr Colin Campbell, Head of Policy and Planning at the University of Stirling discusses the implications and potential consequences of the latest funding announcements for HE in Scotland.
Ian Creagh, Head of Administration and College Secretary at King’s College London looks at the future sustainability of UK higher education and examines the risks that the sector is currently facing.
Vikki Goddard, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Salford discusses the potential options under consideration by BIS in advance of the Comprehensive Spending Review and their implications for the HE sector landscape.
With the Government starting to make serious its intent around its plans for reducing the deficit and driving for efficiencies, Vikki Goddard, Registrar at the University of Salford looks at the current situation following HEFCE’s grant letter and the potential big issues leading up to this Autumn’s Comprehensive Spending Review.
With the General Election less than two weeks away, Vikki Goddard, Registrar at the University of Salford, reflects on the manifesto promises affecting Higher Education.