BrieflySpeaking is a series of monitoring briefs. The series consists of regular, short articles which monitor and comment on aspects of the higher education sector. The briefs highlight trends, raise important concerns, provide brief updates on sectoral developments, and summarise relevant reports or policies in relation to higher education. BrieflySpeaking also makes use of higher education data to comment on the sector. The briefs are uploaded to the CHE website on a regular basis.