News round-up: Online learning raises questions and issues of accessibility become a growing concern

News round-up: Online learning raises questions and issues of accessibility become a growing concern

This week, universities continued to come to grips with the prospect of shifting online, raising questions about quality and accessibility. CDBU also expressed their support for disabled students who feel left behind amid Covid-19 chaos, and we have issued a call for...
News round-up: Universities fear the worst after government refuses multi-billion bailout

News round-up: Universities fear the worst after government refuses multi-billion bailout

The government’s rejection of the multi-billion pound bailout needed to save universities has raised serious concerns for the future of higher education. Voluntary severance schemes have been introduced, graduate prospects look bleak, and the shift to online...
News round-up: University staff and students bear the brunt of Covid-19

News round-up: University staff and students bear the brunt of Covid-19

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...
‘Don’t frighten the students’: the crisis of academic freedom in the managed university

‘Don’t frighten the students’: the crisis of academic freedom in the managed university

Liz Morrish had an unblemished record of 30 years in academia without so much as a late library book to her name. That all changed when she publicly voiced her opinions on the terrible toll managerialism was having on academics’ mental health – and she found herself...