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2013 Student Academic Experience Survey

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Pub lished by Hepi and which? covers what students think about contact time, course content and the learnign experience.

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Levy on graduate earnings should replace state funding of universities

Levy on graduate earnings should replace state funding of universities | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Universities challenged: funding higher education through a free-market ‘graduate tax’, Peter Ainsworth calls for tuition fees to be replaced with a payment method by which universities receive an agreed proportion of a graduate’s future earnings Published by Institute for Economic Affairs

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UniverCities: The Knowledge to Power UK Metros

RSA report recommendations for universities to enhance their economic impact on UK metros 

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Campaign for science and Engineering - policy briefing on education

Campaign for science and Engineering - policy briefing on education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

briefing s on education and skills needed for top class science

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Paying Out and Crowding Out? The Globalisation of Higher Education

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Machin, S. and Murphy, R. (2014).

Paying Out and Crowding Out? The Globalisation of Higher Education

(CEP Discussion Paper No 1299). London: London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Economic

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Cracking the code: how schools can improve social mobility

Cracking the code: how schools can improve social mobility | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Report by Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission

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The Impact Factor and Its Discontents: Reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the Journal Impact Factor.

The Impact Factor and Its Discontents: Reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the Journal Impact Factor. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Useful blog posting with links to discussion on Journal Citation Impact factors from LSE Impact of the Social sciences blog

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World University Rankings 2014-2015 - Times Higher Education

World University Rankings 2014-2015 - Times Higher Education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Find out which are the world’s best universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015
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Data maps of higher education provision HEFCE

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Higher Education Funding Council launch online maps of higher education provision, youth participation, student mobility useful for trcking Uk regional variations.

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Pearson Student Mobile Learning survey 2014 (USA)

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The survey, conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson, asked 2,252 American students how they currently use mobile technology for learning, and how they would like to use it in the future

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Robbins Rebooted: How we earn our way in the second machine age

Robbins Rebooted: How we earn our way in the second machine age | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
In this SMF pamphlet Shadow Universities Minister Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP sets out Labour’s vision for the Higher Education system post-2015 and covers important issues about the future of research funding and the provision of more technical qualifications.
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Proof over promise: Towards a more inclusive ranking of Dutch academics in Economics & Business

The Dutch Economics top-40, based on publications in ISI listed journals, is - to the best of our knowledge - the oldest ranking of individual academics in Economics and is well accepted in the Dutch academic community. However, this ranking is based on publication volume, rather than on the actual impact of the publications in question. This paper therefore uses two relatively new metrics, the citations per author per year (CAY) metric and the individual annual h-index (hIa) to provide two alternative, citation-based, rankings of Dutch academics in Economics & Business. As a data source, we use Google Scholar instead of ISI to provide a more comprehensive measure of impact, including citations to and from publications in non-ISI listed journals, books, working and conference papers. See discussion of this on the impact of the social sciences blog. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/09/17/proof-over-promise-career-impact-approach-harzing/

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Forging futures: building higher level skills through university and employer collaboration - Publications - GOV.UK

Forging futures: building higher level skills through university and employer collaboration - Publications - GOV.UK | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
A joint publication from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and Universities UK (UUK) examining the ways in which universities and employers can work together to improve higher level skills.
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The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding Million + report.

The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding Million + report. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Education Savings Plans - CPS

Education Savings Plans - CPS | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Centre for Policy studies report recommending different ways of funding student education

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Advancing Ambitions: the role of Career guidance in supporting social mobility

Advancing Ambitions: the role of Career guidance in supporting social mobility | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Sutton Trust report good careers services do have an impact.

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Erasmus Impact Study International students

Erasmus Impact Study International students | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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European Commission (2014).

The Erasmus Impact Study: Effects of Mobility on the Skills and Employability of Students

and the Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions

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About the size of Google Scholar: playing the numbers

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x.arciv working paper which tries to calculate the size of google scholar. how big is itnwhat does it contain.authored by

Orduña-Malea, Enrique; Ayllón, Juan Manuel; Martín-Martín, Alberto; Delgado López-Cózar, Emilio

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Here Be Dragons: 2014 Higher education report

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Here be dragons: how universities are navigating the unchartered waters of higher education

The report of the sixth annual survey of university vice-chancellors by PA Consulting.

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British Chambers of Commerce Developing the Talents of the Next Generation

British Chambers of Commerce Developing the Talents of the Next Generation | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Key results from BCC Workforce survey conducted July 2014 into transition of young people from universities/ schools into the workplace.

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Student Needs 2025+: Draft Final Report –

Student Needs 2025+: Draft Final Report – | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Is a interesting discussion from the  University of Houston which tries to predict the future of education in 2025. Key themes emerging from the draft report are A shift in balance of power from institutions toward students - students being able to determine the content of courses and direction of strategy. More personalized instruction and blurring of boundaries between work and study. Also discussed are the need for more personalized service. Although research is USA based an interesting read.

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Understanding Patterns of Library Use Among Undergraduate Students from Different Disciplines

 

Understanding Patterns of Library Use Among Undergraduate Students from Different Disciplines

Published in Evidence based library and information Practice. Vol.9, no.3

 Ellen Collins, Graham Stone

 based on quantitative research on students of different disciplines at the University of Huddersfield to see if their area of study effected library use. This involved analysis of use of electronic resources.and borrowing records.

students within the social science grouping are, in most respects, significantly higher users of library content and resources than any other disciplinary grouping

table 7 shows a breakdown amongst social science subjects with business and behavioural sciences borrowing and using e-resources more than law. But law students visiting the library more frequently and using library pcs but not e-resources. The initial reason they offered for this was law rely on a small number of textbooks. Which they purchase.

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What do graduates do?

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Latest edition by Higher Education Careers Unit covers employment prospects of recent graduates.

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QS World University Rankings® 2014/15

QS World University Rankings® 2014/15 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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A guide to the removal of student number controls' - HEPI

 This new HEPI blue book: 1. considers why the announcement was made and whether it will happen as planned; 2. explains what the change will mean

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House of Commons - Underachievement in Education by White Working Class Children: Government Response to the Committee's First Report of Session 2014-15 - Education Committee

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