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Graduate success project reports

Joint funded by UK government and Association of Graduate Recruiters. Examined issues relating to transition to the job market for graduates. areas covereed include social mobility, and how to increase awareness of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) amongst employers.

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Female success rate dips to 10 per cent in latest ERC grant round

Female success rate dips to 10 per cent in latest ERC grant round | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Women made only 13 per cent of applications to flagship scheme for senior research leaders, European research council.

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DESTINATIONS OF LEAVERS FROM HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/14

DESTINATIONS OF LEAVERS FROM HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/14 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
HESA is the central source for the collection and dissemination of statistics about publicly funded UK higher education
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Heading for the precipice: can further and higher education funding policies be sustained by Professor Alison Wolf

Heading for the precipice: can further and higher education funding policies be sustained by Professor Alison Wolf | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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full text at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/policy-institute/publications/Issuesandideas-alison-wolf-digital.pdf

published by Policy Institute Kings College.

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UK Graduate Careers Survey 2015

UK Graduate Careers Survey 2015 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

summary from High Fliers research. latest graduates are more career focused. http://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/2015/survey_release/Release2015.pdf


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Universities for Europe website launched

Universities for Europe  website launched | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Launched by Universities UK to campaign for continued EU membership. Promotes value of EU to universities and HE

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Universities UK - Student Funding Panel: an analysis of the design, impact and options for reform of the student fees and loans system in England

Universities UK - Student Funding Panel: an analysis of the design, impact and options for reform of the student fees and loans system in England | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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final report published.discusses issues with the current fees and loans system,

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Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education for the Future We Want

Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education for the Future We Want | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

This week sees the start of this High Level Policy Forum, organized by UNESCO in partnership with ICDE.

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Website has background papers.and surveys of member countries

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Universities UK - The economic role of UK universities

Universities UK - The economic role of UK universities | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
It examines recently published data to determine the part that university teaching, research and innovation plays in supporting economic growth and overcoming several weakness of the UK economy, including lagging labour productivity, low investment in R&D and skills shortages
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Mobile Phones in the Classroom: Examining the Effects of Texting, Twitter, and Message Content on Student Learning

Mobile Phones in the Classroom: Examining the Effects of Texting, Twitter, and Message Content on Student Learning | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Jeffrey H. Kuznekoff*, Stevie Munz & Scott Titsworth

published online 21 may 2015, communication education. examines 145 undergraduates in the usa. saw texting as a distraction lowering note taking ability . summary http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33047927

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Transnational pathways to Higher education in England- HEFCE

Transnational pathways to Higher education in England- HEFCE | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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This research studies pathways that international students use to start their first degrees in England.

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2015 Student Academic Experience survey

On Thursday, 4th June, the Higher Education Policy Institute and the Higher Education Academy launch the results of the 2015 Student Academic Experience Survey (Full report and Summary report) Nick Hillman, Director, HEPI, said: ‘The survey reveals more about what students at UK universities are up to than any other source. They are generally satisfied with their courses but there are substantial differences in workload: students in some subjects only work half as much on average as students in
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University Alliance responds to BIS’ Postgraduate loans consultation | University Alliance

University Alliance responds to BIS’ Postgraduate loans consultation | University Alliance | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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UCL launches UK’s first fully Open Access university press

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The Press will mainly focus on scholarly monographs, textbooks and journals and its three inaugural titles include: Temptation in the Archives by Lisa Jardine, Treasures from UCL by Gillian Furlong and The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections by Alice Stevenson.

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Learning by doing- Demos

Learning by doing- Demos | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Our research shows that large numbers of young people in the UK – particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds – do not have enough opportunity to take part in non-formal learning and are therefore at risk of not developing key skills important for success.
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Count Us In: Quantitative skills for a new generation.

Count Us In: Quantitative skills for a new generation. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

British Academy argues UK population need to improve  numeracy to tap the potential of big data.

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Office of the Independent Adjudicator Higher education annual report 2014

Office of the Independent Adjudicator Higher education annual report 2014 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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More than 2,000 student complaints reviewed in 2014.

The OIA closed 2,175 complaints from higher education students in 2014. The majority (61

per cent) were from students who had appealed unsuccessfully at their university against

marks, progression between years and final decisions on degree classification or

postgraduate qualification. The second largest cause for complaint (15 per cent) was service

issues, covering student complaints that the course or facilities did not meet expectations set

out in the prospectus, concerns about resources and issues relating to postgraduate

supervision.http://oiahe.org.uk/media/99897/oia-annual-report-2014.pdf



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BBC Radio 5 Live Final Year Undergraduates Survey « ComRes

BBC Radio 5 Live Final Year Undergraduates Survey « ComRes | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Comres poll student attitudes on value for money. see also BBC report. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33204691 40% said it was not value.

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The death of the Saturday job: the decline in earning and learning amongst young people in the UK

The death of the Saturday job: the decline in earning and learning amongst young people in the UK | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
In 1997, 42 per cent of 16-17 year old students were studying and working. By 2014 this figure had declined to 18 per cent. This report describes and explains the long-term fall in young people combining work with study.
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UK Commission for Employment and Skills

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Non-educational barriers to the elite professions evaluation

Non-educational barriers to the elite professions evaluation | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Research into why working-class applicants struggle to get access to top jobs in the UK.
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Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report.

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Weave: Journal of Library User Experience

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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useful articles on the User experience in libraries.open access

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Defined by absence: the invisible women in HE leadership

Defined by absence: the invisible women in HE leadership | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Leadership in higher education remains an overwhelmingly male preserve. The session presents research which unwraps the evidence and argues that the time for talk is over - action is needed.
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Slides  from the British Council going global conference 1-3 June 2015. Queen Elizabeth II centre. other presentations covering international students online at: http://www.britishcouncil.org/going-global/programme/sessions/

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Interrogating ‘excellence’: Implicit bias in academic promotion decisions perpetuates gender inequality.

Interrogating ‘excellence’: Implicit bias in academic promotion decisions perpetuates gender inequality. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The ostensibly objective criteria outlined in many Key Performance Indicators of excellence can become highly subjective and gendered when applied in practice. Pat O'Connor and Clare O’Hagan share ...
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lse full text reference. http://librarysearch.lse.ac.uk/44LSE_VU1:CSCOP_ALL:TN_tayfranc10.1080/03075079.2014.1000292


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Graduate labour market: quarterly statistics - GOV.UK

Graduate labour market: quarterly statistics - GOV.UK | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
These quarterly statistics provide information on graduate, postgraduate and non-graduate employment rates and earnings for England.
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Access agreement monitoring annual report Office for Fair Access

OFFA - Office for Fair Access. Promoting and safeguarding fair access to higher education.
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·universities and colleges have met, or are on course to meet in the planned time, 90 per cent of the targets that they set themselves in their 2013-14 access agreements

  • universities and colleges have met, or are on course to meet in the planned time, 90 per cent of the targets that they set themselves in their 2013-14 access agreements [note 2]
  • one in three targets has been met three years ahead of deadline
  • 87 per cent of targets relating to disabled students, 87 per cent of targets related to gender and 79 per cent of targets related to ethnicity have been met, or are on course to be achieved in the planned time.



- See more at: http://www.offa.org.uk/press-releases/access-agreement-monitoring-tells-a-national-success-story-says-offa/#sthash.zmKon9gR.dpuf

English universities and colleges have made good progress in improving access to higher education for people from disadvantaged backgrounds, the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) reports today. - See more at: http://www.offa.org.uk/press-releases/access-agreement-monitoring-tells-a-national-success-story-says-offa/#sthash.zmKon9gR.dpuf
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Consultation response: support for postgraduate study | Royal Society

Consultation response: support for postgraduate study | Royal Society | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The Royal Society has responded to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skill’s consultation on support for postgraduate study.
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Ahead of the election, the coalition government launched a consultation on support for postgraduate study, including possible loans for postgraduate research students

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