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They Think It’s All Over – Sadly Not

John Rushforth, Executive Secretary of the Committee of University Chairs (CUC), reflects on the draft remuneration code and asks where we go from here.


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Moving towards board diversity

Charlotte Valeur, the Founder and Chair of Board Apprentice, is a leading authority on board governance. Here she explains an innovative new project to increase board diversity.


What Does ‘Value For Money’ Really Mean?

Steve Knight, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Sunderland, considers the rapidly changing value for money environment and some of the challenges we might face in responding to the new landscape.


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Safe Spaces for the Snowflake Generation or for Genuine Freedom of Speech?

In her latest blog post, Alison Jones, University Secretary at the University of Bradford, asks whether safe spaces on university campuses just offer protection for the “snowflake generation” of students, or are they part of the answer to an inclusive approach to freedom of speech.


Image: XJTLU campus 2013 by Goyah licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

Embedding QA in an International Startup – 5 Lessons from XJTLU

Sylvia Franke worked for three years as Director, Centre for Academic Affairs, at XJTLU (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) in Suzhou, China. This was during the early days of this UK-Sino joint venture, during which many QA lessons were learnt. More recently, Sylvia worked in the Student Lifecycle Support Programme at the University of Bristol.


UWE Graduates

VCs’ Salaries – Go Compare and Justify

John Rushforth, Executive Secretary of the Committee of University Chairs (CUC), gives his personal views on the debate around Vice-Chancellors’ pay and benefits and discusses the justification of salaries of HE senior leaders. What follows does not represent any of the views or policies of the CUC.


The New Regulatory Framework – Fit for All?

Graham Donelan, University Secretary at Liverpool Hope University, takes a look at Section 75 of the Higher Education & Research Act and asks for those in the sector to voice their thoughts on the new system.