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Launch of new QAA UK Quality Code was worth the wait

Launch of new QAA UK Quality Code was worth the wait

Yesterday I attended the online launch of the new QAA UK Quality Code.  This has been a long time coming – nearly two years in fact - but instead of being frustrated, it has just confirmed to me that we should be delighted, excited and feel positive that we now...

Embracing Excellence: Aristotle’s Timeless Wisdom in Education

Embracing Excellence: Aristotle’s Timeless Wisdom in Education

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." This profound observation by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle captures the essence of sustained success and personal growth. Living in the 4th century BCE, Aristotle was a student of...

What Crisis? Students Rate UK Courses Highly Despite Challenges.

What Crisis? Students Rate UK Courses Highly Despite Challenges.

Despite various hurdles, UK universities are receiving high praise from students, with a significant rise in perceived value for money and overall satisfaction, according to the 2024 Student Academic Experience Survey. Increased Satisfaction and Perceived Value The...

Embracing Change: Heraclitus’ Wisdom in Modern Education

Embracing Change: Heraclitus’ Wisdom in Modern Education

"The only constant in life is change." This profound insight, attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, remains remarkably relevant today. Living in the bustling city of Ephesus around 500 BCE, Heraclitus was known for his enigmatic and often paradoxical...

Lifelong Learning Entitlement Postponed to 2026

Lifelong Learning Entitlement Postponed to 2026

Lifelong Learning Entitlement Postponed to 2026 Observational Summary: The Department for Education has decided to postpone the introduction of the lifelong learning entitlement (LLE) program until 2026. This delay is attributed to the need for additional time to...

Providers ’must take franchise responsibilities more seriously’

Providers ’must take franchise responsibilities more seriously’

Providers ’must take franchise responsibilities more seriously’ claims a Time Higher Education article dated February 26. Reporting on the Public Accounts Committee hearing we referred to last week, Tom Williams suggests that: “Some English universities need to...

Franchising: widening access or wounding the English sector?

Franchising: widening access or wounding the English sector?

Following the article in the Times Higher Educational Supplement, Franchising: widening access or wounding the English sector? (08 February 2024), it was suggested that some of England’s universities have been linked, albeit indirectly, with organised crime. An...

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