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As Covid-19 continues to inflict damage across the higher education sector and with the plea for a financial bailout falling on deaf ears, students and staff have come out in full force to highlight “inhumane” management practices and responses to the pandemic. NEW on the CDBU blog! ‘Don’t frighten the students’: the crisis of academic...
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The repercussions of Covid-19 are being felt across the higher education sector as Universities UK warn that without support some institutions risk collapse, students go on rent strike, and the REF and TEF are postponed indefinitely Universities UK: state bailout required to save institutions – Times Higher Education, Jack Grove, 10/04/2020 Some UK universities could...
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The mental health of both academics and students comes under scrutiny, and a survey shows that most students don’t feel they are receiving value for money when it comes to teaching   Cardiff plans review after suicide of ‘overworked’ lecturer Times Higher Education, 08/06/2018, Rachael Pells Cardiff University has said that it will review the...
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The Bill before the Scottish Parliament on the governance of Scottish Universities has implications not only for Scotland but anybody interested in the relationship of governments to the universities in their territories. Here are some weblinks to this debate: http://www.scottishuniversitygovernance.ac.uk http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0046/00462633.pdf http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/11445663/Scottish-universities-warn-against-SNP-political-control.html http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/uploads/HE%20consultation%20-%20US%20response.pdf http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/10/scottish-universities-sturgeon-glasgow-st-andrews-edinburgh-strathclyde CDBU has received several communications from members on the topic in...
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Although CDBU’s focus is on British Universities, we take a keen interest in developments in other countries. Australia is of particular interest, because the loans system used in Australian higher education was used to help justify the marketisation of English universities. But now, the English example is provoking calls for even more radical change in...
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