An outstanding programme for graduates looking to develop careers in university management. Recruitment for this year's round of Ambitious Futures, the Graduate Programme for University Leadership, has recently gone live: The university sector is one of the most innovative, vibrant and exciting environments in which to build your future career. If you're looking for a … Continue reading Graduate Programme for University Leadership Now Recruiting
GCHQ accredits UK master's degrees for 'cyber spies' Was very much taken by this thrilling news. Of course we have had Professional Body accreditation for many years and more recently courses supported by Asda and other supermarkets. But this is a little bit different. Not least in the sense that GCHQ is not … Continue reading Spy kids
Mobilising the humanities
Humanities - helping to meet global development challenges I was pleased to be present at the launch of this study which was conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the British Council. It was launched on 1st May at Going Global 2014, the British Council's annual conference for leaders in higher education which took place in … Continue reading Mobilising the humanities
A fair deal for students? PA Consulting have produced an interesting report on 'The Student Deal': The Student Deal: designing genuinely student-centred higher education incorporates our latest thinking on current issues and challenges in higher education. Reflecting the changing dynamics of the higher education system, The Student Deal challenges the limitations of the current thinking … Continue reading Dealer deals
The 2014 Grant letter: another epistolary triumph
And the wait was finally over The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has written to HEFCE with the Department's annual message on funding and helpful bag of instructions. As excitement in the sector reached near fever pitch, the contents were being live-tweeted by @TimesHigherEd while everyone else waited to get hold of … Continue reading The 2014 Grant letter: another epistolary triumph
Falling short: careers guidance in schools
A new Ofsted report on the parlous state of careers guidance Ofsted has recently published a report entitled Going in the right direction? Careers guidance in schools from September 2012. The report covers a sample of 60 schools to assess how they were addressing their legal responsibility, in place since September 2012, for securing access to … Continue reading Falling short: careers guidance in schools
The Graduate Programme for University Leadership
An excellent programme for graduates looking to develop careers in university management. Recruitment for the Graduate Programme for University Leadership has recently gone live and the pitch is a good one: The university sector is one of the most innovative, vibrant and exciting environments in which to build your future career. If you're looking for … Continue reading The Graduate Programme for University Leadership
Investing in careers support
More careers support for Nottingham students. The University of Nottingham has invested in a major expansion of its Careers and Employability Service intended significantly to enhance provision for students. The new investment will support the vision for tailored career development, learning and employability support to Faculties. So far, the following steps have been taken: 22 … Continue reading Investing in careers support
Higher education funding letters: another bundle of joy
On government HE funding letters The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has written to HEFCE with the Department's annual message on funding and helpful bag of instructions. The letter sets out Government funding and priorities for HEFCE and for higher education for the second year of the new financial arrangements for higher … Continue reading Higher education funding letters: another bundle of joy
These charming men. And women.
Stop me if you think you've heard this one before. A couple of years ago I noted a report on the teaching of "life skills" to students preparing to leave home for university and having to look after themselves for the first time. Now there is a report on how universities are stepping in to … Continue reading These charming men. And women.
Go compare – Which advice to take?
Which? University adds to the university information mix Last week saw the launch of the new Which? university comparison website. Trailed in the White Paper n June 2011 it offers yet more information to prospective students in what is already a very crowded landscape. The Which? University website enables comparisons of courses by students by … Continue reading Go compare – Which advice to take?
Career Advice by ‘Virtual Inkblot Test’
A new approach to careers advice The Chronicle has a short piece on a new approach to delivering careers advice. Essentially it is a contemporary take on the traditional inkblot test which has been updated to a set of images in an app: Researchers at the company, Woofound Inc., have built an application for students … Continue reading Career Advice by ‘Virtual Inkblot Test’
Online Badges v Degrees
Is the gig up for universities? You decide The Chronicle carries some entertaining hokum about degrees being overtaken by online badges: Employers might prefer a world of badges to the current system. After all, traditional college diplomas look elegant when hung on the wall, but they contain very little detail about what the recipient learned. … Continue reading Online Badges v Degrees
A rather narrow view of higher education?
Uganda's President Criticizes 'Non-Marketable' Courses Inside Higher Ed has a story on the Ugandan president's view of higher education Yoweri Museveni, Uganda's president, has been giving speeches around his country calling for students to stop taking courses in "non-marketable" subjects such as literature and conflict resolution, Voice of America reported. In one recent talk, he … Continue reading A rather narrow view of higher education?
Impact Campaign: Nottingham Advantage Another update on the Impact Campaign which has launched this week at the University of Nottingham. This theme, Nottingham Advantage, is one which I think is particularly important. On this site you can see a nice video, fronted by Vicky Mann who heads up the Nottingham Advantage Award, all about how … Continue reading Nottingham Advantage