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Disability Discrimination - Further Loosening of the Causal Link

Thursday, 06 December 2018

The Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal recently confirmed that "the causal connection between the something that causes unfavourable treatment and the disability may involve several links depending on the facts of a particular case".

Disability Discrimination - Further Loosening of the Causal Link

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New Guidance on Student Discipline

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

In October 2018, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) published guidance on the creation of student disciplinary procedures and handling individual cases.

New Guidance on Student Discipline

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University Real Estate: Much More Than Just Property

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore,” is as true today as it was in Mark Twain’s world...

University Real Estate: Much More Than Just Property

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Finding Bold Solutions to HR Issues

Friday, 21 September 2018

The HE sector is currently facing many strategic HR challenges and HEIs are looking at how they can achieve desired outcomes effectively in shorter timescales whilst still being legally robust.

Finding Bold Solutions to HR Issues

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Heavy Blow Dealt to Universities' Plan to Boost International Students

Friday, 21 September 2018

Universities UK has called on the government to reintroduce an immigration category permitting international students to stay in the UK to work for up to two years after graduating.

Blow Dealt to Universities' Plan to Boost International Students

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The Best and Worst of Times

Friday, 21 September 2018

How can HEIs best support students through their transition to higher education?

The Best and Worst of Times - VWV Law Firm Higher Education blog

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The Best and Worst of Times - Supporting Students Through the Transition to Higher Education

Monday, 20 August 2018

The start of the academic year is always an exciting time but also a period of significant and often daunting transition for those taking their first steps into higher education.

The Best and Worst of Times - Supporting Students Through the Transition to Higher Education

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Update on Student Mental Health

Monday, 16 July 2018

At a summit in Bristol on 28 June 2018, Higher Education Minister, Sam Gyimah, announced that HE providers which meet new standards of mental health care will be rewarded with certificates of excellence.

Update on Student Mental Health

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University Staff Workload – a Critical Issue for Education and Research

Monday, 16 July 2018

Staff are key assets of a university and their workloads are a critical issue. Universities have continued to explore workload management strategies but it remains a challenge due to increasing demands and limited resources.

University Staff Workload – a Critical Issue for Education and Research

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The Regulatory Framework for Higher Education in England

Monday, 16 July 2018

Do you have processes in place to avoid sanctions by the Office for Students and secure public grant funding?

The Regulatory Framework for Higher Education in England

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Top Tips for Managing a Reputational Crisis

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Recent media coverage of data issues, involving the likes of Facebook and TSB, highlight the importance of having a clear plan of action if your HE institution is faced with a crisis event.

Top Tips for Managing a Reputational Crisis

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University Sit-Ins - Know Your Legal Options

Thursday, 21 June 2018

With the current climate of strikes and further cuts to public services, the number of student sit-ins is again on the rise. Are you aware of your options for handling them?

University Sit-Ins: Know Your Legal Options

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Immigration Update: Home Office to Relax Documentation Requirements for Chinese Students

Thursday, 21 June 2018

In what has been seen as a welcome boost for universities, a recent change to the Immigration Rules is likely to make it much easier for Chinese students applying for Tier 4 visas.

Immigration Update: Home Office to Relax Documentary Requirements for Chinese Students

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New Code and Accounts Direction on Senior Pay Published

Thursday, 21 June 2018

The Committee of University Chairs (CUC) has recently published its new remuneration code for senior staff in Higher Education.

New Code and Accounts Direction on Senior Pay Published

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Office of the Independent Adjudicator for HE's Annual Report 2017

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The OIA's annual report 2017 was published towards the end of April 2018. As always, it contains interesting information about trends in student complaints. We highlight a few of these that we think will be of particular interest...

Office of the Independent Adjudicator Publishes HE Annual Report 2017