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Government Green Paper on Higher Education published today

Government Green Paper on Higher Education published today

Posted by hl11 at Nov 06, 2015 09:40 AM |

Consultation opens today on the government green paper 'Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice' and runs until 15th January 2016.

The paper consults on proposals to

  • drive up teaching standards and give students more information through a new Teaching Excellence Framework that will encourage a greater focus on high quality teaching and graduate employment prospects
  • widen participation for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and encourage providers to increase focus on supporting all students through their course and into employment or further study. A new Social Mobility Advisory Group would report to the Universities Minister with a plan to meet the Prime Minister’s ambitions to increase the proportion of disadvantaged students entering higher education and increase the number of
  • enable students to choose from a wider range of high-quality higher education providers by making it less bureaucratic to establish a new university through faster access to Degree Awarding Powers and University Title
  • establish a new Office for Students to promote the student interest and value for money, and reduce the regulatory burden on the sector
QAA Draft Subject Benchmark Statement for Creative Writing

QAA Draft Subject Benchmark Statement for Creative Writing

Posted by hl11 at Nov 05, 2015 09:35 AM |

The QAA Draft Subject Benchmark Statement for Creative Writing consultation is now open and ends on 23rd November.

This document is a Subject Benchmark Statement for Creative Writing that defines what can be expected of a graduate in the subject, in terms of what they might know, do and understand at the end of their studies.

You may want to read this document if you are:

  • involved in the design, delivery and review of programmes of study in Creative Writing or related subjects
  • a prospective student thinking about studying Creative Writing, or a current student of the subject, to find out what may be involved
  • an employer, to find out about the knowledge and skills generally expected of a graduate in Creative Writing.
It's National Poetry Day and the winner of the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize for a first collection of poetry is . . .

It's National Poetry Day and the winner of the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize for a first collection of poetry is . . .

Posted by hl11 at Oct 08, 2015 08:25 AM |

We announce today that the winner of the 2015 Michael Murphy Memorial Prize competition is Hannah Lowe for her collection Chick (Bloodaxe Books).

Hannah's poems take you on a journey round her father, a Chinese-black Jamaican migrant who disappeared at night to play cards or dice in London's old East End to support his family, an unstable and dangerous existence that took its toll on his physical and mental health. 'Chick' was his gambling nickname. [Bloodaxe Books]

The prize will be presented at a date and venue to be confirmed.

Our congratulations to Hannah and Bloodaxe Books!

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