It’s time to measure student engagement rather than just satisfaction. Since its introduction in 2005, the National Student Survey (NSS) has left an indelible mark on the higher education sector. […]December 7, 2012 No Comments
- Name: Aaron Porter
- Date Joined: Sept 2011
- Occupation: HE consultant, freelance journalist, former President of the NUS
Aaron, former President of the NUS, is Chief Columnist with Opinion Panel as well as a higher education consultant and a freelance journalist.
He was President of the National Union of Students in 2010-11 during the high profile debate over tuition fees. In addition to his role at NUS, he also served on the Board of directors for the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS), the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA). He was also the first President to be invited as an observer on the board of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), and the first in 40 years to address the annual vice-chancellors UUK conference.
Prior to his year as President of NUS. He served two terms as Vice-President (Higher Education) for NUS, and before that was President of the University of Leicester Students' Union. He graduated from the University of Leicester with a BA English, and was also editor of the student newspaper, 'The Ripple'. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Aaron tweets @AaronPorter
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After the furore which surrounded the tuition fee increase, the proposals become reality this month as a new generation sweep into universities paying (or more re-accurately repaying once they graduate) […]September 17, 2012 No Comments
A level results can be the most nerve-wracking day of your life. For many young people it can feel like the rest of your adult life depends on the contents […]August 16, 2012 1 Comment
As the nail biting and butterflies of June subside, July should be a month of celebration as tens of thousands of students graduate from university over the next few weeks. […]July 10, 2012 7 Comments
We all know the statistics. 2.65 million unemployed overall. Over 1 million 16- to 24-year-olds looking for work – which constitutes a staggering 22% of that age group. And with […]June 14, 2012 1 Comment
The next few weeks in the academic calendar are often the most stressful for thousands of students up and down the country – whether you’re in school, college, sixth form […]May 1, 2012 1 Comment
The world of information, advice and guidance for prospective students entering higher education is a complex one. Some students are born into environments where access to both information and, crucially, […]April 10, 2012 2 Comments
We’ve all heard the headlines; over 100,000 qualified applicants have missed out on university places in the summers of 2010 and 2011, that pupils from private and selective schools still […]March 13, 2012 7 Comments
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