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Universities bridging the digital divide through social mobility

Sean Lowry, Group Chief Technology Officer at Glide, explores the widening digital divide in the UK and how the end of lockdown will see increased social mobility, especially amongst young people who are applying for universities.
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What kind of HR does Japan need?

This article summarises what has been done so far in Japanese higher education to develop advanced human resources (HR), which highlights the lack of programmes and teaching materials, and argues for the need to develop advanced learning support personnel (LSP).
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Why collaboration is the key to generating value from research data

Enzo Brienza, sales manager, InterSystems, discusses why higher education institutions need to consider collaboration with other organisations to generate value from research data.
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UK Government proposes 50% funding cuts to arts subjects

The Government proposal to cut 50% of funding to specific arts universities is part of the "build back better" plan, according to a Department for Education spokesman.
student accessibility

How can digitisation improve student accessibility?

Dave Sherwood, CEO and Founder at BibliU, explores the ways in which universities can improve student accessibility for those with a range of abilities and backgrounds.
Openness

Openness: Key for universities in the 2020s

European University Association President, Michael Murphy, argues that openness is key for the success of universities in the new decade.
postgraduate study

The importance of lifewide learning in post-pandemic careers

As the working world is changing forever, Nicola Urquhart, Lecturer in Careers and Employability at the University of Kent, explains in National Careers Week why post-graduate study is the key to future professional development.
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Why the government’s £50m cash injection doesn’t go far enough

"By failing students, the wider economy suffers", says Lydia Jones, CEO and Founder of Housemates. Here she provides insight into how badly students have been affected by the pandemic and how the lack of government funding has negatively impacted student accommodation operators.
remote cash recovery

University challenge: Remote cash recovery

Rockford Associates Limited walks us through a challenge for Royal Holloway – University of London, remote cash recovery.
support students

UK Government allocates £50 million to support students during pandemic

The UK Government has allocated an additional £50 million to support students facing financial pressures from the pandemic.
non-traditional education

Why governments need to re-direct funding towards non-traditional education

Mike Feerick, CEO and Founder of Alison, explores how education is evolving, explaining why governments need to re-direct funding towards non-traditional education such as online learning platforms.
Climate University

Climate University: Teaching and learning for a sustainable future

The Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) talks us through the online learning opportunities available at Climate University to tackle the challenges of climate change and sustainability.
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Students allowed to travel home for Christmas under Government guidance

Under new Government guidance, university students will be allowed to travel home for Christmas on staggered departure dates to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
postgraduate

Ethnic minority students experience disproportionate access to postgraduate studies

Research England and the Office for Students (OfS) are investing £6 million and £2 million into projects to improve access and participation in postgraduate research study (PGR) for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students.
effective crisis management

How to implement an effective crisis management system in schools

Adam Enterkin, SVP EMEA, BlackBerry, provides practical advice for the education sector to bring its secure communication plans back up to date with an effective crisis management system.
face coverings

The impact of face coverings on Deaf students

Clare Vale, managing director of Sign Solutions, discusses the impact face coverings have on Deaf university students and how communication can be improved.
digital infrastructure

Why universities must put their best foot forward with digital infrastructure

Andrew Proctor, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital), Staffordshire University, discusses the need for universities to focus on improving digital infrastructure and giving students the support they need to study remotely.
IT teams

Proactive IT and the flexible future of higher education 

Matt Hall, Assistant Director of IT at Bournemouth University, explores the challenges that university IT teams are facing as they support an increase in remote learning.
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The Search for Dark Matter

Director of the Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) Professor Katri Huitu, and the HIP Theory Programme Director, academy professor Kari Rummukainen, discuss the search for dark matter.
student satisfaction

Maintaining first-class student satisfaction in a post-COVID era

Martin Taylor, Deputy CEO at Content Guru, discusses what universities must do, in these strange times and in respect to their technology, to maintain student satisfaction.

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