PRESS RELEASE: 08.02.24 In April 2022, The Council for the Defence of British Universities invited applications to undertake research into any aspect of higher education in the UK, including governance, policy, curricula developments, and staff and student welfare and wellbeing. Funding was awarded to three projects. We are pleased to announce that we will publish...Read More
We are pleased to publish the results of one of our funded research projects. “University Governance: Views from the Inside”, by Professor Steven Jones (PI) and Dr Diane Harris, explores the inner workings of university governance through a series of interviews with current and former members of university governing bodies in England from 41 different...Read More
Words by Matthew Smith, joint runner up in the CDBU Essay Prize Competition 2022. I am a historian, but I’ve been spending the last few months playing the lottery. Not a lottery that can put money in my bank account, but a lottery that can put money in my research account. That’s right, the funding...Read More
Words by Elena Isayev, Professor of Ancient History and Place at the University of Exeter. Anita Entale, a Rwandan-born scientist, was developing cheap methods to clean contaminated water supplies, supported by a Royal Society grant. She is one of the numerous researchers whose projects have been devastated by UK Government cuts to Official Development Assistance...Read More
Rapid reaction to the House of Lords debate on the Higher Education and Research Bill by G.R. Evans The headline-grabbing result of the first session of the House of Lords in Committee on 9 January was a vote which defeated the Government. By a majority of 248-221 the Lords approved Amendment 1, which was to...Read More
No. 5 in a series of guest posts by G. R. Evans One of the most significant regulatory changes introduced by the Bill is the decisive separation of research done by a research-active higher education provider in England from its ‘educational’ or teaching work. This has now been reinforced by the decision to move teaching...Read More
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