ACCESS AND PARTICIPATION
Bath's SU President, Franci Masala, has a blog post on the Wonkhe website which highlights the important role students and Student Unions can play in ensuring that universities are held accountable for delivery against their Access and Participation Plans (APPs).
REGULATORY AND GOVERNANCE
The parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights will be conducting scrutiny on human rights issues in relation to the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech Bill) – the government has published its evidence to this inquiry in the form of a memorandum. There is also now a House of Commons Library briefing on the bill. Meanwhile, the government has published the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill (Lords): Wonkhe is unimpressed.
OfS Chief Executive, Nicola Dandridge has written a blog post on a piece of work which it hopes will reduce the regulatory burden it imposes.
CLIMATE ACTION AND SUSTAINABILITY
There is a new online programme for students and staff that has been produced by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS) with the intention of supporting people in HE to reduce their carbon footprint.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Wellcome Trust has commissioned Advance HE to design a pilot project to improve the diversity of governing boards in research.
OfS has updated its student FAQs on Covid.
FINANCE AND FUNDING
THE has been digging into government thinking on the tuition fee cut recommended by the Augar review.