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New education secretary praises moves to open up sector to new providers, but majority allowing bill to next stage is only 36

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The TEF will divide universities into 'institutional sheep and goats' and then starve the goats, writes Dorothy Bishop on the eve of the HE Bill's second reading

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Vice-chancellors remain concerned about reputation impact of dividing universities into three tiers

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Alternative providers should also be able to charge £9,000 tuition fees, says government

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Government postpones introduction of differential fee caps in response to higher education sector concerns

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Rima Amin asks whether linking the questionnaire to the teaching excellence framework will turn undergraduates decisively against it

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Teaching excellence is nothing without student engagement, says Claire Taylor

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In the first of a series of blogs based on the opening seminar of the Centre for Global Higher Education, Paul Ashwin takes a fresh look at a thorny concept

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The outgoing independent adjudicator talks to THE about eight years at the OIA and the future of sector regulation

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Agencies could also be well placed to collaborate on monitoring higher education standards

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John Holmwood explains why attendees of the Second Convention for Higher Education plan to write their own legislation

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Ministers must demonstrate that assessing ‘excellence’ does more good than harm, says Dorothy Bishop

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Following the BIS committee’s report, MP Amanda Milling says that universities must engage with the TEF to make it a success

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The Green Paper must recognise the diversity of England’s higher education sector, says John Cater

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Hepi report says teaching assessment should be delayed to allow for lessons from Ofsted and Care Quality Commission to be incorporated

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But concerns raised over Hefce move to contract out quality assurance in several tenders

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The prime minister's suggestion that top universities are at fault for their low admission of BME students is not borne out by the evidence, says Athene Donald

We need a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in higher education, argues Terry Young

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Stephen Marston, now Gloucestershire v-c, criticises ‘narrow remit’ of proposed Office for Students

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