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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

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University Strikes Lead to Student Threats of Legal Action

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Industrial action by lecturers triggered by proposed reform has led to student calls for refunds due to lost teaching time.

University Strikes Lead to Student Threats of Legal Action

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The Changing Nature of Academic Contracts - Can Academics Be All Things to All People?

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Is the traditional "three-legged" academic contract suitable for all?

The Changing Nature of Academic Contracts - Can Academics Be All Things to All People?

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Always Be Prepared: Development Issues for Higher Education Institutions

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The ever-changing development environment is placing some new (and not so new) demands on universities as they deal with their estates.

Always Be Prepared: Development Issues for Higher Education Institutions

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5 Estates Issues About Accelerated Degrees all Finance Directors Need to Be Aware of

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

In this article, Clive Read identifies estates issues about accelerated degrees all finance directors need to be aware of.

5 Estates Issues About Accelerated Degrees all Finance Directors Need to Be Aware of

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5 Capital Development Tips Every Finance Director Needs to Be Aware of

Friday, 23 March 2018

In this article, Clive Read identifies capital development issues that financial directors will need to be aware of.

5 Capital Development Tips Every Finance Director Needs to Be Aware of

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5 HR Issues All Finance Directors Should Be Aware of

Friday, 23 March 2018

In this article, Partner Jane Byford identifies issues that financial directors will need to be aware of.

5 HR Issues All Finance Directors Should Be Aware of

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Thilakawardhana - Fitness to Practise

Friday, 16 March 2018

The Court of Appeal's January 2018 decision in Thilakawardhana provides useful insight into the issues arising from the termination of a student's medical studies on fitness to practise grounds.

VWV Higher Education law blog - regulatory policies

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Bank Borrowing - Ducks, Elephants and SONIA

Friday, 16 March 2018

Bank borrowing remains a popular and flexible option for universities looking to fund capital projects to enhance the student experience.

VWV Higher Education law blog

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KEF - A Useful Framework or Another Restriction?

Friday, 16 March 2018

In October 2017, the Universities and Science Minister announced the launch of a new Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), to operate alongside the existing Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

VWV Higher Education blog

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Collective Bargaining Rights of Outsourced Workers - Case Update

Friday, 16 March 2018

It has been a long established principle that outsourced workers have no collective bargaining rights with the user of their services. However, this was recently challenged...

VWV Higher Education blog

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Failing to Prevent Tax Evasion in Higher Education

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The new corporate criminal offence for failing to prevent tax evasion in Higher Education

Failing to Prevent Tax Evasion in Higher Education

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#stepchange - A New UUK Campaign for Mental Health

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Mental health has been described as a crisis for UK universities. The number of students forced to drop out of their courses due to mental health problems has trebled in recent years, with associated legal claims and suicides generating media attention.

#stepchange - A New UUK Campaign for Mental Health

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The New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims - How Will it Affect Universities?

Thursday, 18 January 2018

The new Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force on 1 October 2017. The Protocol aims to reduce the number of claims coming before the court by encouraging early communication between the parties, including early exchange of information.

The New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims - How Will it Affect Universities?

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Immigration Update - Changes Likely to Affect Universities

Thursday, 18 January 2018

There have been several recent immigration updates which are likely to affect universities.

Immigration Update - Changes Likely to Affect Universities