Tag Archives: Higher Education Commission

Magna Carta to Brexit…

The academic term may have ended, but I am still the throes of marking as well as speaking on a range of topics – not least Magna Carta, peers’ voting rights, and Brexit, though not necessarily in that order – … Continue reading

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Post-18 education and apprenticeships

We recently had two debates in the Lords – just two days apart – that enabled me to speak on post-18 education and degree apprenticeships, the latter the subject of the most recent report from the Higher Education Commission.  I … Continue reading

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Enhancing Degree Apprenticeships

I chair the Higher Education Commission, which draws members from business, academe, and Parliament, and which holds inquiries designed to enhance higher education.  I co-chair each inquiry.  Our latest report, on degree apprenticeships, was published on Tuesday and launched in … Continue reading

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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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