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Advice to Universities Considering Early Termination of Contracts

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the uncertainty created for the supply of services to Universities, we have recently been working with a number of clients on termination clauses within their contracts.

Advice to Universities Considering Early Termination of Contracts

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The End of the Brexit Transition Period - Reminders for University HR Teams

Thursday, 18 February 2021

The post-Brexit transition period came to an end at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At virtually the 11th hour a Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was reached between the UK and EU. But what does this all mean for employment and immigration law in the UK?

The End of the Brexit Transition Period - Reminders for University HR Teams

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Students Fees – Where Are We Now?

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Few people disagree with the idea that a consumer should not be required to pay for something they are unable to access or use. Yet thousands of students in higher education find themselves doing so to some extent in terms of accommodation and tuition.

Students Fees – Where Are We Now?

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The Future of Subsidy Control - Consultation Now Out

Wednesday, 03 February 2021

Since 1 January, the rules that apply to central and local government and other public funded bodies, such as universities, which prevent the grant of subsidies have been in a state of flux.

The Future of Subsidy Control - Consultation Now Out

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Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Higher Education Institutions to Consider

Monday, 11 January 2021

Universities rely on online providers for services relating to personal data now more than ever.

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Higher Education Institutions to Consider

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Brexit and Data Protection - What Do Universities Need to Do Now?

Monday, 11 January 2021

One of the biggest mysteries (for data protection lawyers at least), was what would happen to personal data transfers from the EEA to the UK after we left the EU. What does the Brexit deal mean for data protection compliance?

Brexit and Data Protection - What Do Universities Need to Do Now?

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What 'Schrems II' Means for Your University's Data Transfers

Thursday, 03 December 2020

In July 2020, the European Court dealt a major blow to organisations that transfer personal data to the US, with the striking down of the EU-US Privacy Shield.

What 'Schrems II' Means for Your University's Data Transfers

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

When Do You Need to Collectively Consult?

Thursday, 03 December 2020

The obligation to collectively consult is set out in section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA) and derives from an EU Directive (the Directive).

When Do You Need to Collectively Consult?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Data Protection Higher Education

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

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

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?