On 28th February Professor Paul O'Prey CBE represented the university sector at a meeting with Peers in the House of Lords to discuss concerns about the new Higher Education and Research Bill currently going through Parliament.
Posted: 7 March 2017
The Bill, which had its third reading in the House of Lords last week, proposes numerous changes to the sector, including fast-track two-year degree courses and making it easier for new providers to achieve degree-awarding powers.
Professor O'Prey, a member of the Board of Universities UK (UUK), the representative body for universities in the UK, met with the Bill team at the Department for Education and subsequently addressed a group of Peers on behalf of UUK.
His priorities were to protect institutional autonomy (the importance of educational organisations continuing to manage their own affairs) and to ensure that overseas students could still have the same opportunities to study in the UK.
There have been over 400 amendments to the HE Bill thus far, the Bill has now been returned to the House of Commons for further scrutiny.
Lecturer is appointed to advise the Scottish Government on human rights
A Senior Law Lecturer at the University of Roehampton has been appointed as a member on a new expert panel, advising on the future of human rights in Scotland.
Posted: 17 January 2018
Roehampton students work with Category A prisoners at HMP Belmarsh
Third year Criminology students at the University of Roehampton will be visiting Belmarsh prisoners with playwright and youth worker, Nathan Lucky Wood, at the prison in Thamesmead today as part of their degree.
Posted: 22 November 2017
Discover 18th Century artefacts at the University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is holding a free event on Saturday 25th November, as part of the national Being Human Festival – which aims to engage the public with the latest innovative research taking place across the humanities.
Posted: 3 November 2017