16 March 2015

Staffordshire University Vice-Chancellor and academics help launch million+ manifestos

Professor Michael Gunn, Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University and Chair of million+ and academics from Staffordshire University attended the launches of our manifestos for Health Education and Teacher Education. All played a prominent role in getting politicians to sit up and take note of pressing issues around education and training in both sectors. Prof Gunn and representatives from the university met with MPs and colleagues form other universities.

27 February 2015

Times Higher Education profile Edinburgh Napier University on its student employability scheme

Edinburgh Napier University have been acknowledged for its commitment to offer and encourage students to take on paid work and in future may be offered academic credit for their efforts. The roles that are available via the university to boost graduates’ CVs and include opportunities in market research, graphic design and product development.

6 February 2015

Let’s debate higher education honestly

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ has responded to a Guardian editorial (The Guardian view on tuition fees: Labour may pay the price, 3 February) and asks for a more honest debate on how HE funding is delivered in the UK and highlights all political parties still have questions to answer.

27 January 2015

Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University writes for Huffington Post on postgraduate funding

Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University has written an article for the Huffington Post focusing on future support for postgraduate study. Following on from the Chancellor's Autumn Statement Prof Phoenix urges the sector and government to not miss an opportunity in light of changes that have been proposed to how postgraduate students are funded.

14 January 2015

Abertay University create world's first ever feather fingerprint technology to help tackle wildlife crime

Forensic scientists at Abertay University have identified the most efficient way of recovering fingerprints from the feathers and eggs of birds of prey, publishing the world’s first academic research paper on the subject. The research will be used to identify fingerprints in cases of wildlife crime and will provide vital evidence in solving incidents.

8 January 2015

University of Bedfordshire part of government funded network to improve access to higher education for young locals

University of Befordshire is part of the newly formed Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Network for Collaborative Outreach which has been successful in securing funding from a new £22m scheme funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Students from across Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes will now benefit from the network's establishment that will encourage more young people into higher education.

18 December 2014

Vice-Chancellor of University of Cumbria blogs for Conversation UK on REF and research funding

Professor Peter Strike, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cumbria has written a blog for Conversation UK detailing how a different approach to funding research in the UK can ensure important work does not get left behind. Prof Strike clearly breaks down the key areas of focus for changing the research funding landscape and he addresses regional imbalance of funding as well as its hyper-concentration.

16 December 2014

Unfinished Business: Universities and the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ analyses the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: what its purpose is, the role of universities and its implications and impact on the sector. million+ has published a couple of briefings on the detail of the bill, one prior to second reading and one for committee stage, with further detailed comments on the proposals.

16 December 2014

Partnership between Abertay University, innovators and food industry helps stop businesses from breaking new law

Abertay University has teamed up with a local business through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop technology that will impact tens of thousands of food businesses across the country. Innovative technology beign developed through the KTP will reduce food waste entering drainage systems.

4 December 2014

University of Cumbria Vice-Chancellor discusses the impact of declining teacher training numbers on schools

Professor Peter Strike, Vice-Chancellor of University of Cumbria features in a Times Higher Education article that explores how a loss in teacher training numbers under the government scheme School Direct  is hurting schools. Professor Strike also estimates that government changes to allocations have cost his instituion  £2.1m in income and risks affecting others also.

27 November 2014

Anglia Ruskin University Vice-Chancellor strengthens partnership links with South Asia

Professor Michael Thorne, Vice-Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University features in a Hindustan Times article stating there is an extensive scope for higher education in India while discussing their partnership.

21 November 2014

London South Bank University Vice-Chancellor calls for Government to recognise Employer-sponsored Education

Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University has written an article for the Huffington Post detailing why Government needs to take notice of employer-sponsored education ahead of the general election.

6 November 2014

Times Higher Education feature Anglia Ruskin University in their Campus Close-Up series

Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University have created a new database at the Veterans and Families Institute will improve access to the research done on soldiers adjusting to life after service. The online database will bring together UK and international literature as well as research resources on military veterans and their families.

30 October 2014

University of Sunderland researchers become first ever UK recipients of a national pharmacy grant

A research team from the University of Sunderland have won a pharmacy research grant to work with leading pharmacy organisations on a 12 month project into the use of unlicensed medicines in the NHS.

27 October 2014

Academies Week Expert Column by million+ CEO on the value of university-led teacher training provision

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ analyses plans by Government to transfer 17,000 teacher training places away from universities to the School Direct programme stating the change has all the makings of a crisis in future teacher supply. Pam also explores the repercussions such a change could have on the sector and trainees also.

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