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  • The Spring Statement, industrial action and student experience

    The war in Ukraine THE examines the impact the war in Ukraine may have on globalisation and how it may reshape university internationalisation. The Russian government has barred its researchers from participating in international conferences and will stop indexing Russian...

  • Financial sustainability and other issues

    Research Funding The Department for Business, Energy, and the Industrial Strategy has confirmed the £39.8bn research and development budget for 2022-2025, which will help deliver the government's Innovation Strategy and drive forward ambitions as a science superpower.  UK Research and...

  • Celebrating International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day Tuesday saw the celebration of International Women’s Day. This was marked by a programme of events across the University, including online talks, panel discussions, workshops, seminars, reading clubs and lists, and poster displays. Times Higher Education published...

  • OfS new conditions of registration, amongst other things

    Regulatory and governance OfS have confirmed its new Conditions of Registration, intended to tackle poor quality provision, which will come into effect on 1 May 2022: New condition B1 stipulates that courses should be up-to-date, challenging, well delivered, and equip...

  • From regulating Covid to regulating student finance?

    COVID Following the (Westminster) government’s announcement of the lifting of legal restrictions in England, the Department for Education published updated Covid-19 operational guidance this week for the higher education sector. Wonkhe has an analysis of the changes. Augar response THE...

  • Living with fewer restrictions

    Covid Free lateral flow testing is set to end this week on campus in England. In a communication earlier this week, it was announced that universities will no longer be authorised to distribute free lateral flow test packs. A formal...

  • Thinking international and levelling up at home

    International collaboration Organisations across Europe call for science to be put above politics. UUK has partnered with the Royal Society, Wellcome, EPFL, ETH Zurich, and the ETH Board to launch the Stick to Science campaign, which argues that the UK...

  • It's all about levelling up

    Levelling up On Wednesday, Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove unveiled the government’s flagship Levelling Up White Paper, including the national mission on research and development (R&D), which will undertake to increase public investment in R&D outside the greater south east...

  • Ensuring quality in Semester 2

    Covid Following the government’s lifting of Plan B measures, the University has set out its plans for operating during Semester 2. The guidance on working from home has been lifted and in person meetings can resume. The Governance team will...

  • Quality, red tape and discipline

    Covid The Department for Education has updated its Covid-19 guidance for higher education in light of the government’s lifting of Plan B measures this week. The guidance on working home has been lifted, and the guidance on face coverings in...