3 September 2015

million+ Chair interviewed by The Independent

As Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor at London South Bank University undertakes the Chairmanship of the university think-tank million+ the Independent asks what he thinks the highs, lows and future challenges in Higher Education will be.

2 September 2015

million+ Chair Professor Dave Phoenix interviewed by University Business

Professor Dave Phoenix outlines how modern universities will continue to be agile and innovate

19 August 2015

University of Sunderland receives Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom has awarded a Quality Badge to University of Sunderland recognising quality teaching and effective risk management.

19 August 2015

Innovative shopping app developed with support from Anglia Ruskin University

Marketing academics and students from Anglia Ruskin University have joined forces with a local entrepreneur to create a promotional app for local independent retailers.

13 August 2015

BBC news: Students will have to keep calm and think about what is the right course for them

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of million+ has today been quoted on BBC news online reflecting on the removal of the cap on student numbers and the possible impact it might have on this year's clearing process.

8 June 2015

University films bring domestic violence closer to home

Undergraduates at Sunderland University have formed an innovative and unique collaboration with Northumbria Police to help promote awareness of domestic violence in the region.

10 April 2015

BAFTA win for innovative Abertay University games designers

A team of Abertay University students have won a British Academy Scotland New Talent Award for the Best Game. Knocking out another Abertay student team, the award-winning group Five Pixels won the prize for their game Seek.

8 April 2015

Abertay University students shortlisted for prestigious BAFTA award

Two talented teams of Abertay University students have been shortlisted for the games category at the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards 2015. The BAFTA winner will be announced at a lavish awards ceremony held in Glasgow on Thursday (9 April).

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.

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Parliamentary briefing

Science and research in the UK and regional economies, Westminster Hall debate, 24 June 2015