The Office for Students hasn't even started work yet, but is already under fire for its board appointment of Toby Young.
As a minister in the coalition government, Willetts introduced £9,000 tuition fees. In an interview as he publishes a new book, he says the system is well-designed and fair.
The globalisation of higher education and what it means for students.
If education really is for all, more must be done to help people of all ages to access it.
Is it time to ditch tuition fees?
Academics have little confidence in the current higher education reforms.
The Higher Education and Research Bill is well overdue, but is now really the right time to make huge changes to the sector?
Higher education enables people to express a wide range of perspectives that can come together and be challenged.
In determining a replacement for the ATAR, it will be essential to consider the impacts of any such change on the school and vocational education systems.
Brexit, and proposed changes to the way research is assessed, are making Britain uncompetitive in the global race for academic talent.
What leaving the EU means for research, student experience and higher education reforms.
University leaders voice concerns over a possible Brexit and how it would impact student mobility, research funding and the attractiveness of UK universities.
Government plans to introduce more flexibility could be destabilising for universities.
Plans to reward universities for excellent teaching could see a bigger role for metrics that track how students spend their time.
A new report has drilled down into how much graduates from particular courses earn. What does it mean for universities?
If it's ok to use research carried out in unethical experiments – as long as we acknowledge they were wrong – is it ok to keep a statue of an infamous imperialist?
Preventing crime on campus is crucial, but so is pastoral care of students.
Public bonds with historically low interest rates are proving a tempting choice to universities in need of cash.
All students should be treated as global citizens, not just those who come from overseas.
New proposals on the table for higher education are riven with contradictions.