Higher Education predictions for 2016

What does 2016 have in store for higher education? That’s the question the Times Higher Education posed...

Colleagues rose to the challenge with the following predictions:



"The gender equality movement in HE will gain greater momentum, backed by initiatives like the UN Women's HeForShe, with more women being appointed to senior roles."

-Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor and HeForShe Impact Champion.





"Flexible degree programmes that allow students to combine subjects they are passionate about and pair vocational with more traditional options will grow in popularity."

-Professor Mark Peel, Provost





"There will be more focus on how to encourage, manage, rate, and fund interdisciplinary research, as institutions and agencies respond to recommendations emerging from the Nurse and REF reviews."

-Professor Paul Monks, Interim PVC for Research and Enterprise





"The government will acknowledge the value to the UK  economy of international students and remove them from the UK's net migration statistics, but will seek to tighten controls on universities through stricter visa refusal rates."

-Suzanne Alexander, Director of the International Office


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