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The value of apprenticeships

14 March 2016
Professor Chris Husbands explains how degree apprenticeships at Sheffield Hallam University have contributed to the success of the regional economy.

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Universities – making the most of devolution and localism

7 March 2016
James Ransom examines the implications for universities following the passage of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.

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Universities and mental health

3 March 2016
John de Pury contemplates the factors behind a possible 'crisis' in student mental health.

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Enterprise, Innovation and Growth – examples of the real impact of HEIF

2 March 2016
The returns of HEIF are clear, argues Greg Wade, with £9.70 generated for every £1 invested.

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Healthcare degree funding: making the reforms work

25 February 2016
'Universities will work with health and social care providers to develop the high quality workforce they need', writes Professor Steve West.

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Helping international academics fleeing conflict and persecution

24 February 2016
The Council for At-Risk Academics has seen a massive rise in the number of applications for support from university teachers and researchers trying to escape from truly frightening conditions.

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Stamping out sexual harassment on university campuses

19 February 2016
Increasing anxiety by students about harassment on university campuses, and in particular sexual harassment, is of great concern to Professor David Richardson.

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The UK – edging ever closer to open access to research publications

11 February 2016
Max Hastings looks at the government’s latest foray into Open Access policy, and examines the implications for universities.