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Response to Augar: Much more to consider beyond the leaks

The long-awaited response on higher education reform from the government to the Augar recommendations of May 2019 emerged today. It will take considerable time to take in the full implications and prejudgements are probably premature.  Meanwhile the announcement was swamped…

Back to the future seen through the eyes of students

One thing for certain is that university life was already miles distant from the experience of most of our political leaders. Now the pandemic has transformed it into something unrecognisable from anything seen in the past. Two events this week…

Consultation, Consultation, Consultation: The OfS rides again

The Office for Students (OfS) closed its latest ‘Consultation on OfS strategy for 2022-25’ on Thursday. It is critically important for anyone interested in seeing the direction of travel in how our universities will be regulated.  The consultation took place…

Review of 2021: From Aristotle to Peppa Pig

Download a TEFS 2022 calendar here. By the end of 2020, most people were exhausted by lockdowns and economic misery.  Yet, the government in London entered 2021 recovering from their party hangovers and stumbled into the New Year. For the…