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Category Archives: Higher Education
Dec 4 2013
The marketisation of our universities is fragmenting the academic workforce at the students’ expense.
Business criteria, not education or the public good, drive what marketised universities do, writes Luke Martell. Universities are restructuring for the new era, ploughing money into marketing and glitzy buildings, designed to appeal to applicants as much as function for those that use them. It’s … Continue reading
Posted by: December 4, 2013
Nov 19 2013
Open Badges are online indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom. In order to understand how badges might be used to support learning and development in higher education, Ian Glover and Farzana Latif have been looking into the uptake of these badges. … Continue reading
Posted by: November 19, 2013
Nov 10 2013
Cross-border education is a fast growing and diverse global market, but little is known about how international students actually live. Using international and cross-country comparative analysis, this book explores how governments influence international student welfare, and how students shape their … Continue reading
Posted by: November 10, 2013
Nov 7 2013
A greater proportion of social science graduates are employed shortly after leaving university than STEM or arts graduates.
Roses Leech-Wilkinson presents the findings from a recent report which underlines the strong career prospects of social science graduates. This data does well to challenge some negative stereotypes on the usefulness of social science disciplines, but falling student numbers could already be … Continue reading
Posted by: November 7, 2013
Nov 6 2013
Absent from the Academy: The lack of black academics in the UK limits the wider impact of universities.
A conversation within UK universities is in order to address the lack of representation of black professors. Nathan Richards discusses his new film which explores the intellectual deficit within academia and how the marginalization of certain groups negatively impacts the university’s … Continue reading
Posted by: November 6, 2013
Nov 1 2013
The academic career path has been thoroughly destabilised by the precarious practices of the neoliberal university.
It is an increasingly difficult time to begin an academic career. The pressures of the REF, casualization and adjunctification of teaching and the disappearance of research funding are enormous obstacles academics face. Sydney Calkin looks at how academics have in many ways … Continue reading
Posted by: November 1, 2013
Oct 19 2013
Employers, the economy, and individuals all stand to benefit from the impact of part-time higher education.
Businesses are backing learn-while-you-earn schemes and higher education experts are recommending immediate action to boost the skills and economic growth associated with part-time study. As the spotlight focuses more and more on part-time students, Guy Collender argues that last week’s review by Universities UK … Continue reading
Posted by: October 19, 2013
Oct 3 2013
Critical Pedagogies Symposium: A space for dialogue to challenge intersecting oppressions in academia.
Lena Wånggren and Maja Milatovic provide an overview of a recent interdisciplinary symposium aimed at tackling issues of racism, sexism, ableism, classism and numerous other intersecting oppressions in academia. More productive, feminist and antiracist spaces are needed in which to meet, discuss and … Continue reading
Posted by: October 3, 2013
Sep 6 2013
Arguments for academic elitism and a radically smaller university sector don’t stand up to scrutiny.
It is a fashionable time to call for a much smaller higher education system. Martin Hall finds this “defence of academic elitism” fails to consider the complexity of A-level achievement and ignores the Unistats data at the academic programme level from … Continue reading
Posted by: September 6, 2013