The Office for Students and Governance

Jenny Jenkin is Registrar at the University of Bedfordshire. Here she reflects on the critical governance challenges posed by the new regulatory framework.

A small bonfire at night

Farewell HEFCE – A Bonfire of the Acronyms?

Nicola Owen, Chief Administrative Officer at Lancaster University and AHUA Blog Editor, reflects on HEFCE’s work and role as the sector bids the organisation farewell, and looks to the future under OfS.

The Architecture of Higher Education: Autonomy and Accountability

Gary Attle, Partner and Head of Education & Governance at Mills & Reeve LLP, asks whether universities can retain their autonomy whilst also being held to greater account as a result of the Higher Education & Research Act.

They’re Not Tuition Fees, They’re University Fees

There has been lots of talk in the media about tuition fees lately. Here, Professor Neil Marriott, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winchester, corrects a vital misunderstanding.

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.

An empty boardroom table and chairs

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.