Academic Freedom Blog Series #1

Academic Freedom Blog Series #1

‘On the Nature of Academic Freedom’ Kindly contributed by Professor Dr. Peter-André Alt, President of the German Rectors’ Conference. Adapted from a speech given at the CDBU AGM. In early May, the German Rectors’ Conference published two statements....
News round-up: Proposal to lower student loan repayment threshold met with outrage

News round-up: Proposal to lower student loan repayment threshold met with outrage

Ministers are understood to be considering lowering the student loan repayment threshold to £23,000, or an average increase of £400 in repayments per year. The decision has been met with widespread criticism and concern about how this might affect those on lower...
News round-up: University staff to be balloted on strike action

News round-up: University staff to be balloted on strike action

UCU has voted to support a motion calling for industrial action over pensions, pay and casualisation, with potential strikes looming before Christmas. Meanwhile, the sector has shown mixed reactions to the sacking of Education Secretary Gavin Williamson in the...