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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.

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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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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

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the Impact on University Business

Friday, 06 October 2017

The GDPR will affect every aspect of university business from procurement to commercialisation of research. Some of the changes will require significantly different ways of working with personal information from current practice.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the Impact on University Business

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Negotiating Senior Severance Packages - New Guidance Published

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Over the past few years there has been significant public and press interest in the remuneration packages of Vice-Chancellors and other senior staff and in particular the pay gap between the highest and lowest paid employees in HE institutions.

Negotiating Senior Severance Packages - New Guidance Published

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Building Resilience Amongst Uncertainty

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The pace of change and new levels of uncertainty in the higher education sector are having a greater impact than ever on staff working in higher education institutions.

Building Resilience Amongst Uncertainty

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Rent Guarantee Schemes for Students

Thursday, 14 September 2017

A common theme in student satisfaction surveys is the high cost of privately rented accommodation in many university towns and cities, with some landlords even asking students for the full academic year's rent upfront.

Rent Guarantee Schemes for Students

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Grant Funding - Worried About State Aid?

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Higher education institutions are increasingly being asked to obtain a state aid opinion as a pre-condition to the release of EU or UK grant funding.

Grant Funding - Worried About State Aid?

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Consultation on Student Contracts

Thursday, 14 September 2017

On 20 July, Jo Johnson announced that he will instruct the new Office for Students to consult the higher education sector on the introduction of standardised student contracts.

Consultation on Student Contracts

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Higher Education - Teaching and Inclusive Practices

Friday, 18 August 2017

Teaching and learning within Higher Education has arguably never had a profile as high as it does right now. It is not difficult to see why.

Higher Education - Teaching and Inclusive Practices