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The HE White Paper: your responses so far

Wednesday 01-06-2016 - 14:47

Yesterday NUS hosted the first of two workshops on the new HE White Paper in York, spending an insightful few hours with 22 student officers and staff from 15 unions.

The main purpose of the workshop was to support students’ unions to understand the key issues in the upcoming higher education reforms, and to begin to plan their next steps. Our secondary aim was to make sure we heard from you all about exactly what support and resources you need to campaign on the HE reforms in the coming months.

What we also found fantastically useful was hearing from you about what the initial reactions have been from your universities, colleges and students. It is this information that means we can build a reactive and effective campaigns strategy – that works both nationally and locally. In particular we talked about the challenges to student voice in national and local decision making; what students think excellent teaching and learning is, and how to use that to shape an alternative narrative to the Teaching Excellence Framework and that SUs really value opportunities to come and discuss these issues together.

Thank you to the 22 people who came along, we hope you found it as useful as we did. We are hosting a second workshop in London next week, on 7th June 12pm-3pm. There are still a few places left, so if you would like to attend please email bethan.dudas@nus.org.uk to register.

If you aren’t able to come along, you can still download our initial White Paper briefing here.

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