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Data Protection Considerations for Universities When Recording Lectures

Monday, 19 October 2020

As the pandemic continues, universities are looking to move away from in-person teaching, instead turning to online learning by providing recorded lectures.

Data Protection Considerations for Universities When Recording Lectures

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Tuition Fee Refunds - the Current Position

Monday, 19 October 2020

Following our previous blogs on this topic, we have prepared an update on the current position for higher education institutions.

Tuition Fee Refunds - the Current Position

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Monday, 19 October 2020

The human impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the different ways it can affect employees’ lives is coming more sharply into focus as the second wave is upon us and stricter local restrictions are imposed.

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Tuition Fee Refunds - Students, Contracts and Consumer Rights in a Time of Coronavirus

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Back in March, a petition was created calling for tuition fee refunds for all students in higher education whose studies were disrupted first by strike action and then by the pandemic.

Tuition Fee Refunds -  Students, Contracts and Consumer Rights in a Time of Coronavirus

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Cyber Security Alert - Data Protection Update

Thursday, 10 September 2020

The NCSC has issued an alert to the academic sector following a spate of online attacks against UK schools, colleges and universities.

Points-Based Immigration System - What’s in Store For Universities?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Points-Based Immigration System - What’s in Store For Universities?

Thursday, 10 September 2020

On 13 July 2020, the Government published the prosaically titled 'UK points-based immigration system: further details statement'. What impact does this have on university students and staff?

Points-Based Immigration System - What’s in Store For Universities?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Reopening buildings and campuses: updated government guidance

Thursday, 10 September 2020

With students returning to campus, the Government has recently updated its reopening buildings and campuses guidance.

Points-Based Immigration System - What’s in Store For Universities?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Should Higher Education Institutions Ask Staff and Students to Wear Face Coverings?

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Face coverings must be used in certain circumstances or areas, public transport, when visiting hospitals and in shops, to conform to the current Government advice and regulations.

Points-Based Immigration System - What’s in Store For Universities?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

State Aid - New Horizons

Thursday, 10 September 2020

State aid has become one of the tensions in the UK-EU negotiations regarding a new deal. How it plays out will have important implications for the HE sector which relies heavily on grant funding for research and innovation projects.

Points-Based Immigration System - What’s in Store For Universities?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Positive Change and Innovative Working Practices Following Lockdown

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Whilst the lockdown has posed many challenges for working practices, we consider the positive outcomes of increased flexible working patterns and those working from home.

Positive Change and Innovative Working Practices Following Lockdown

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

A-Level U-Turn - Legal Implications for Universities

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

The announcement on Monday that A-level results will be based on teacher-assessed grades rather than Ofqual's algorithm and that the cap on student numbers has been suspended has thrown this year's already difficult admissions process into disarray.

A-Level U-Turn - Legal Implications for Universities

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

A Brave New World for Higher Education

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

To say that the last few months have been a challenge and steep learning curve for HR professionals in the Higher Education sector would be a serious understatement.

A Brave New World for Higher Education

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Fees, Offers, and Grades - What's Changed in Higher Education?

Wednesday, 05 August 2020

How has the continued coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic changed the higher education landscape when considering student matters such as tuition fees, unconditional offers, and grades?

Fees, Offers, and Grades - What's Changed in Higher Education?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

What Should Higher Education Students Expect When Raising a Grievance?

Wednesday, 05 August 2020

A recent High Court decision provides a useful reminder of the obligation higher education institutions have to follow their own procedures consistently and fairly, and to allow students with eligible grievances to exercise their right to complain.

What Should Higher Education Students Expect When Raising a Grievance?