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Can Outsourced Workers Assert a Right to Collectively Bargain with a University?

Friday, 03 May 2019

The High Court dismissed a judicial review challenge to two decisions of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) rejecting applications for statutory trade union recognition in respect of a group of outsourced workers based at the University of London.

Can Outsourced Workers Assert a Right to Collectively Bargain with a University?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

University Brands - Valuable Assets or a Distraction from the Day Job?

Friday, 03 May 2019

This article looks at the basics of brand management and identifies key risk areas for universities, especially in relation to reputation.

University Brands - Valuable Assets or a Distraction From the Day Job?

Articles & Blogs Charities Higher Education

Fundraising by Universities - What Do You Need to Know?

Friday, 03 May 2019

Universities have always sought to raise funds from a wide range of sources and many can trace the scale and extent of their current educational activity back to significant philanthropy in the past.

Fundraising by Universities - What Do You Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Universities Warned Against Sharp Rise in Unconditional Offers

Monday, 18 March 2019

The Office for Students has issued another warning to the HE sector in England, this time in relation to a sharp rise in the number of unconditional offers being made to prospective students.

Universities Warned Against Sharp Rise in Unconditional Offers

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Managing Procurement Risk in the HE Sector

Monday, 18 March 2019

We examine the implications of the Faraday judgment and the lessons that can be learned on managing procurement risk.

Managing Procurement Risk in the HE Sector

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Safeguarding in Sports Clubs - The Implications for HEIs

Monday, 18 March 2019

Safeguarding in sport has become an increasingly prominent issue following the recent high profile prosecution of coaches in a range of disciplines for historic sexual offences.

Safeguarding in Sports Clubs - The Implications for HEIs

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Universities - Too Big to Fail?

Monday, 18 March 2019

The university sector has high debts and faces increasing commercial pressure, potential falls in student numbers and a possible reduction in tuition fees. At the same time, it seems that government bail outs will end.

Universities - 'Too Big to Fail'?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

What Cases and Upcoming Changes Should Those in the HE Sector Be Aware of in 2019?

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

In this article we have selected a few of the significant cases and proposed employment law changes which will affect many employers but will be of particular interest to HEIs.

What Cases and Upcoming Changes Should Those in the HE Sector Be Aware of in 2019?

Brexit Articles & Blogs Higher Education

What Would a 'No Deal' Brexit Mean for Universities and Their EU National Staff and Students?

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The UK may be on course to leave the EU without a deal. What would this mean for EEA nationals working or studying in higher education?

What Would A 'No Deal' Brexit Mean for Universities and their EU National Staff and Students?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Data Breach Claims - How Much Are They Really Worth?

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The decision of the Court of Appeal on liability in the Morrisons case could impact on universities faced with data breach/misuse of private information claims, as a result of an employee’s actions.

Data Breach Claims - How Much Are They Really Worth?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

The Morrisons Decision: New Risks for Universities?

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Many people were surprised when the Court of Appeal decided that Morrisons was liable when a rogue employee, on a frolic of his own, deliberately leaked personal data.

The Morrisons Decision: New Risks for Universities?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Funding Increases to Teachers' Pension Scheme Employer Contributions - Consultation

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

On 15 January 2019 the government published a consultation paper on proposed increases in employer contributions to the TPS with a stated aim of ensuring "all affected sectors have an opportunity to share views on the impact these changes will bring".

Funding Increases to Teachers' Pensions Employer Contributions - Consultation

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

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

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

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

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

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