Higher Education forecast for 2023

With the door to 2022 shut firmly behind us, it’s time to step off the doorstep, out into the open that is 2023 and explore four things that we think will be on the horizon for higher education in 2023. Augar Report In February 2022 (we know, ages ago) the government finally published their highly

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How can libraries use social media? 

The average amount of time spent on social media each day worldwide, according to the latest data, is set to hit 147 minutes, or two hours and 27 minutes in 2022. So… how can libraries and their teams leverage some of this time to ensure their libraries remain visible in their communities?  Libraries are integral to

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What are the alternatives to students having to pay for their course books?

In this blog, we’re asking why students are spending money on core textbooks and looking at the alternatives. With more than 7 in 10 students admitting they’re worried about having enough money to pay for their course textbooks, surely there is another way? Being a student can be tough, even without the black cloud of

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Engaging with Gen Z in HE

It’s astounding to think how much the student population can change in one academic year based on the year the student was born and the generation they fit into – altering student experience and expectations entirely. The thing about Gen Z is… Aside from never knowing the sound of the internet dialling up and hearing

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World Mental Health Day 2022

world mental health day

Monday 10th October marks the day internationally recognised by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day with an overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues globally and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.  This year’s theme is making mental health and wellbeing a global priority for all due to the

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Honouring Black History Month in higher education

When I received the email that confirmed my place at university despite less than impressive grades (I literally have two whole A Levels), I couldn’t help but wonder whether my space was awarded on merit or the fact that I ticked the box that said ‘Mixed Black Caribbean’.  Although we’re living in a more progressive

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