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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

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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.

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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).

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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...

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