News round-up: Universities receive record number of applications during lockdown, but many are pushing ahead with cuts

News round-up: Universities receive record number of applications during lockdown, but many are pushing ahead with cuts

Ucas recently announced that UK universities had received a record number of applications over the lockdown period, despite growing concerns about the impacts of coronavirus on the higher education sector. Many universities are pushing ahead with devastating cuts, and...
News round-up: Universities plead for financial bailout as they brace for huge losses from Covid-19

News round-up: Universities plead for financial bailout as they brace for huge losses from Covid-19

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...

What are metrics good for?

Last week, the CDBU’s Professor Dorothy Bishop gave a terrific lecture looking at what metrics can offer in evaluating universities – and where they fail. If you were unlucky to miss it, here’s your chance to listen to the lecture. You can view the...