22 July 2015
million+ responds to the government’s announcement to reduce investment in teaching, calling for the Student Opportunity Allocation to be protected in future spending reviews
15 July 2015
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of million+, the university think tank, has been made an honorary Doctor of Education by the University of Bolton.
8 July 2015
million+ responds to the range of budget measures affecting higher education in England announced by the Chancellor, calling for the Government to ensure the introduction of maintenance loans has no detrimental effect on university access.
1 July 2015
The university think-tank million+ has welcomed a major speech by Jo Johnson MP, Minister for Universities and Science in which he focused on the importance of teaching.
30 June 2015
million+ has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to include a new fund for translational research in his 8 July Summer Budget as part of a plan to improve productivity and address imbalances in regional growth.
29 June 2015
Commenting on the HEFCE consultation on quality assessment million+ has emphasised the importance of the independent external quality assurance system.
25 June 2015
Commenting on new research published by Hepi and the Higher Education Academy which highlights the benefits that international students bring to the student experience in the UK, the university think-tank million+ has called on the government to support the UK’s role in international higher education by reviewing the regulations that apply to post-study work.
24 June 2015
Responding to a debate in Westminster Hall on Science and Research in the UK and regional economies and following a report published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills today (24 June) on public research and innovation expenditure million+ has called for Government to introduce a new research funding stream specifically for translational research.
4 June 2015
The university think-tank million+ has welcomed the publication of the Annual Report from the Office of Fair Access (OFFA). The report highlights the progress that universities in England made in supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the 2013-14 academic year.
4 June 2015
Commenting on a HEPI-HEA survey of 15,000 students published on 4 June, the university think-tank million+ has said that the survey shows that the government in Westminster needs to be cautious about cutting student support.
18 May 2015
Following its Annual Meeting on 14th May, the university think-tank million+ has announced that Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, will become Chair of million+ from the 2015-16 academic year. Professor Michael Gunn, Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University, who has served as Chair since 2013, will retain a key role as Treasurer, replacing Professor Michael Driscoll whose longstanding association with million+ as both past Chair and current Treasurer will come to an end on his retirement as Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University.
12 May 2015
The university think-tank million+ has welcomed the appointment of new Ministers in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the opportunity for a more cohesive government approach that the election of a majority conservative government will provide.
9 April 2015
The university think-tank million+ has commented on the manifesto pledge made by the Labour Party today (April 9) that every teenager will receive one-to-one careers advice to support them from school to work.
30 March 2015
The university think-tank, million+, has published a series of opinion pieces in its newest publication ‘The HE Debate: Where next for..?’ which was launched today (30 March). ‘The HE Debate: Where next for..?’ features contributions from Peers, Vice-Chancellors, academics and sector organisations, who offer their insight examining key policy areas that have influenced higher education since 2010 and will continue to have a major impact in the run up to the 2015 General Election and beyond.
26 March 2015
Following the publication of research funding allocations to universities in England by the Higher Education Funding Council, HEFCE, the university think-tank has said that the allocations confirm the strength of research in modern universities and called on governments north and south of the border to invest in research infrastructure across the sector and translational research which supports growth and innovation
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