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  • Bath retains the top spot in NSS!

    NEWS Westminster To say it’s been a busy couple of weeks in Westminster would be an understatement. We are not going to attempt to summarise all of the changes to the Conservative front benches here but, of note, is the...

  • Weekly Digest 30/06/2022

    NEWS Finance and funding Keir Starmer could be planning a move away from his pledge to scrap tuition fees if Labour wins the next general election. Speaking at a New Statesman event on Tuesday he said that the pandemic and...

  • Home-grown talent and best in the South West!

    NEWS To begin, we are pleased to share that Francesco Masala, our previous SU President, will be taking up the role of a House of Commons Library Clerk – many congratulations from UoB and we will be looking forward to...

  • OfS Funding Announced and Student Wellbeing

    EDI OfS has published updated equality, diversity and student characteristics data, which look at the proportion and numbers of students in higher education from a range of different demographic groups. NERC has issued a diversity and inclusion ‘living’ action plan,...

  • Corporate parents and a holistic approach to EDI

    EDI Last week saw the launch of The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, with a key mission statement to double the proportion of care leavers attending university by 2026. Currently only 12 percent of children who were in care...

  • Weekly Digest 27/05/22

    NEWS Office of Students This week the OfS launched eight investigations into business and management courses over suspected poor quality courses. These investigations include an examination of whether poor quality online learning replaced in-person teaching to the detriment of the...

  • REF rumbles on

    Research This week saw the publication of REF 2021 panel reports from each of the four main panels and units of assessment, alongside a summary report and blogs from the chairs of the Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel (EDAP) and...