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Students

The university brand challenge

Would-be students are being courted like never before by universities looking to grow their nu...

Students

Student satisfaction, HE success

It has been a successful year for student satisfaction, despite a volatile policy landscape, s...

International

Bringing the benefits of iCE to life

Thomas Jefferson University's Janice Bogen explains the thinking behind the Interactive Curric...

Facilities

Where we learn matters: Designing to attract

Good design is intrinsic to the way we think, feel and interact with spaces

Finance, legal, HR

Balancing business

Universities need to balance academic aspirations and business realities, explains Professor M...

Finance, legal, HR

Back to school for universities on Consumer Law?

DWF's Paul Maddock and Helen Otty discuss the rising consumer complaints among universities

Catering & hospitality

De-stress your food

Research suggests that what we feed our students has a profound effect on their mental health,...

Estates

Student residences: more than just a living environment

By Niamh Banks (below), ASRA Communications and IT Officer, and Residences Supervisor at Mayno...

Students

Global citizen students

Professor Zahir Irani supports the welcoming of overseas students, and advocates British stude...

Finance, legal, HR

Don't rest on your laurels

Gordon Slaven warns that despite a good past performance, the HE sector must continue to devel...

Catering & hospitality

Savel-ahoy!

Peter Walters, Keele University's Executive Chef, offers a fishy alternative to the classic po...

Technology

Will data kill the big brands in education?

As the shape of education changes, so must the providers, says Charles McIntyre, Co-Founder of...

People

UK needs to raise its game

David Phoenix explains that the UK needs to increase its share of the international market in ...

Technology

A new dawn for learning analytics in UK HE

Jisc's Martyn Harrow looks at how big data could further help transform teaching and learning ...

Catering & hospitality

The challenge of special diets

By Charles Manners, Director, Turpin Smale Catering Consultants

Technology

The value of scalable storage in supporting HE research

By Mike Shuey, Research Infrastructure Architect at Purdue University

People

Leading in a male domain

Professor Rebecca Bunting, Vice-Chancellor of Buckinghamshire New University, shares her exper...

Finance, legal, HR

International students, further immigration changes

Eversheds' David O'Hara asks, how welcome are international students?

Facilities

An accommodating service

With more and more landlords coming onto the private accommodation scene, keeping high standar...

Facilities

Back to school - planning for the new academic year

By Emily Walker, Service Operation and Support Manager, ULCC

Sustainability

New year challenges for environmental sustainability

Universities across the UK have their own stringent emissions targets to meet, explains Richar...

Facilities

Blackwell's gears up for BTU

As students prepare to start university life, Blackwell's gears up for the Back To University ...

Events

The young ones...

We've had a fantastic response to our inaugural Young Leader Awards, says University Business ...

Students

As clearing is nearing...

Jo Goldhawk, Alumni Assistant, Birmingham City University recalls last year's clearing experie...

Students

Preparation for life?

Universities are reaping the benefits of inviting employers to help design and deliver parts o...

Finance, legal, HR

Developing a competitive market place for student loans

The role of partnerships with student lenders in the development of a competitive marketplace ...

Catering & hospitality

Meatless Mondays

We have the power to revolutionise the way our students see sustainability through food consum...

Estates

Code of honour for Leicester's riverside

Architect James Badley discusses how the student village at Western Road has revitalised a der...

Catering & hospitality

Healthy helpings

Peter Walters, Keele University's Executive Chef, shows us how to ditch the junk food for some...

Technology

Data-driven approaches to teaching excellence

Two recent government announcements put learning analytics centre stage, explains Phil Richard...

Technology

Consortium agreement supports ORCID implementation

By Verena Weigert, Senior Technology Manager at Jisc

Sustainability

Refurbished IT: A saviour for stretched resources

Bill Champness, Managing Director of Hardware Associates, dispels some of the myths surroundin...

Technology

Shedding the stigma

Until fairly recently there was a stigma attached to cloud technology and the security risks i...

Technology

Driving academic progress through cloud tech

To remain academically competitive universities must be digitally advanced, says Mike Kelly

Technology

Cloud collaboration

Arif Ali, Technical Director at OCF, examines the use of cloud technology for scientific resea...

Estates

A personal approach

Bob Crompton, CEO of ASRA Associate Member, The Student Housing Company, explains the importan...

Sustainability

The supply chain: sustainability's vital link

By Iain Patton, CEO of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)

Students

Creating preference: It's not just about league tables

The HE sector is at risk of destroying its ability to connect with its audiences, says Max du ...

Technology

The learning curve just changed shape

The vast majority of HE students are now non-traditional learners, but are universities adapti...

Research

Creating a thriving research environment

Universities must create the right culture for researchers to thrive, says Ann MacLarnon