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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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

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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