Discussion, Debate and Dissent

Gary Attle, Partner and Head of Education & Governance at Mills & Reeve LLP, on the importance of free speech and robust debate.

The Art of the Possible

Jane Robinson of Durham University discusses the contribution of culture and creativity to teaching, research and wider engagement.

Disclosing Criminal Convictions

Gayle McFarlane, Partner, and Siân Jones-Davies, Senior Associate, at Eversheds Sutherland, discuss the difference GDPR will make to the disclosure of criminal convictions by applicants and students.

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Leading with Vision

Eamon Mullan is University Secretary at Ulster University. In this post, he considers what being a leader within higher education really means.

How can ‘The University’ Become ‘Our University’?

Mike Shore-Nye is Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter. In the second part of this two-part blog, he describes the ten priority themes for their new Community Engagement Strategy.

How Does a University Benefit its Local Community?

Mike Shore-Nye is Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter. In the first part of this two-part blog, he reflects on the feedback they received from their local community as part of a project to create a new Community Engagement Strategy.

Going For Broke: Do We Really Care About Education?

Alison Kennell, University Secretary at York St John University, argues that universities need to set a better example when it comes to financial self-regulation.

The Evolving Civic Role of Universities  

Jane Robinson is the Chief Operating Officer at Durham University, having previously worked in local government and the creative sector. Here she reflects on the recently announced UPP Foundation Civic University Commission.