Tag Archives: Higher Education Commission

Caption competition

At this time of year, I thought a caption competition may be in order to give readers a bit of light relief.   The picture is one taken at the recent launch of the Higher Education Commission report on the … Continue reading

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The export of higher education: staying ahead?

In a previous post, I reported on the debate I initiated in the Lords in July on the value to the United Kingdom of the export of higher education.  Exporting HE, principally in the form of recruiting overseas students to … Continue reading

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Sustaining higher education

I chair the Higher Education Commission, which draws together figures from politics, business, and academe.  I co-chaired our most recent inquiry into the financial sustainability of higher education.  The report – you can read it here – was released yesterday … Continue reading

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Different hats….

I hold several positions, with the result that I often find I have a fairly full diary as a result of working to fulfil them.  Yesterday was a day for rushing around as a result of wearing several hats.  In the morning … Continue reading

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Foreign aid and higher education

On Wednesday, I spoke in a debate in the Lords on higher education.  You can read the speech here.  I focused on the recommendations of the Higher Education Commission, which I c0-chair, in its report on regulating higher education.  The … Continue reading

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Busy day…

It has been a fairly hectic day.  The morning was devoted to committee work.  At 9.30 I had a meeting of the Joint Committee on the Voter Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill – we took evidence from former Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay … Continue reading

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Another day….

Just thought I would report on today’s events, mainly to demonstrate that I have not forgotten you, dear readers.  It’s been fairly busy, although the most time-consuming part of the day will be my evening’s work – essay marking. The … Continue reading

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