Posts Categorized: News

March update

There continue to be a series of discussions about the changes to Higher Education funding. I attended the Universities UK meeting last week at which government ministers outlined some of…

The Free City Bus

As the council looks to deal with a significant reduction in its central government funding one of the services it is considering changing or discontinuing is the Free City Bus….

February Update

As I mentioned in my briefing yesterday, Geoff Layer, currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton and will take up that…

December Update

It was a great disappointment to have to postpone last week’s graduation ceremonies as a result of the terrible weather conditions and resulting travel disruption. We’ve heard from many graduands…

Student protests

There have been a number of protests by staff and especially students across the country in advance of Thursday’s parliamentary vote on the Browne Review. I have held many meetings…

The Braduate Fund Projects

As I mentioned in my last update the Braduate Fund grants have been awarded to nine exciting projects which all aim to enhance the experience of our existing and future…

November Update

This has been a busy month in terms of national developments. I have previously talked about the Browne Review and the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) and their implications for universities….

The Comprehensive Spending Review

As many of you will have seen, today’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) has brought significant change to the funding of universities. This follows the Browne Review which recommended unprecedented change…