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London institutions ‘could see biggest student Brexit fallout’ Times Higher analysis

London institutions ‘could see biggest student Brexit fallout’ Times Higher analysis | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Capital’s institutions have highest reliance on European students, THE analysis of latest Hesa data finds
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 Thousands of young people face a “lost opportunity” because they can’t access top jobs, unless firms take potential employees’ background into account All Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility-

 Thousands of young people face a “lost opportunity” because they can’t access top jobs, unless firms take potential employees’ background into account All Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility- | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Technology Skills in the Workplace: Information Professionals’ Current Use and Future Aspirations Information Technology and Libraries

Technology Skills in the Workplace: Information Professionals’ Current Use and Future Aspirations Information Technology and Libraries | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Technology Skills in the Workplace: Information Professionals’ Current Use and Future Aspirations article based on USA experience.

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Higher Education and Research Bill 2016-17 — UK Parliament-

Contains links to the latest text and amendments.

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£52 million for UK universities to lead pioneering research projects in engineering and the social sciences

£52 million for UK universities to lead pioneering research projects in engineering and the social sciences | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Imperial College London and the London School of Economics (LSE) have been awarded a share of £52 million to lead cutting-edge research in biomedical engineering and the social sciences.
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 Anatomy of Scholarly Information Behavior Patterns in the Wake of Social Media arxiv paper

compared the scholarly information behavior and information needs of researchers in the United States and Qatar.investigated ways of searching for organising information and the extent of information overload.

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National student fee and support systems in European higher education -
EACEA — Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

National student fee and support systems in European higher education - <br/>    EACEA — Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

This annual report shows how fee and support systems (including grants and loans) work in higher education in Europe. It provides both a comparative overview of fees and financial support available to full-time students in 2016/17, and also includes individual country sheets outlining the main elements of national systems

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Academic Librarians’ Knowledge of Bibliometrics and Altmetrics | Malone | Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Methods – An online survey was distributed to all academic librarians in Oklahoma during Summer 2015.



Results – Librarians were less familiar with altmetrics than with bibliometrics, but they viewed altmetrics as effective and were interested in receiving training to learn more about them. Librarians who had been in the profession for over five years knew more about both bibliometrics and altmetrics than newer librarians.
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International university rankings: For good or ill? - HEPI

International university rankings: For good or ill? - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Rankings of universities have become increasingly influential in recent years. This report demonstrates the dangers that this represents. It shows that international rankings are almost entirely based on research-related criteria, and if universities are to move up the rankings the only way of doing so is to focus on their research performance – at the expense of teaching, widening participation and other activities. The report analyses the data on which the rankings are based and demonstrates that these are of doubtful quality. It concludes by urging governments, university management and governing bodies to ignore rankings when making decisions and to do what they do because it is right, not because it will impact performance in rankings.
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PISA - 2015 results OECD

PISA - 2015 results OECD | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Data, reports, manuals and questions from the worldwide assessment of 15-year-old student in reading, mathematics and science
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Brexit impact on higher education: Committee publishes evidence - News from Parliament

Brexit impact on higher education: Committee publishes evidence - News from Parliament | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The Education Committee publishes evidence for its inquiry into Brexit implications on higher education
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Understanding the impact of institutional financial support - OFFA

Understanding the impact of institutional financial support - OFFA | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

OFFA has tpublished a report and a set of tools to help universities better evaluate the financial support they provide. OFFA commissioned a team at Sheffield Hallam University in June 2015 to develop a statistical model which will help universities investigate whether bursaries and other forms of financial support are an effective tool to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds enter higher education, succeed in their studies, and be prepared for life after graduation.

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Graduate Market in 2017 - High Flyers research

Graduate Market in 2017 - High Flyers research | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

. The UK Graduate Careers Survey is based on face-to-face interviews with over 16,000 final year students studying at 30 leading universities in the UK and Ireland.

http://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/2017/graduate_market/GMReport17.pdf

 

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Toward an Information
Literate Society
Results from a 2016 ProQuest Survey

Toward an Information<br/>Literate Society<br/>Results from a 2016 ProQuest Survey | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

http://www.proquest.com/documents/2016-Information-Literacy-Survey.html

 

 

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Universities could lose students while gaining financially from Brexit, but any new restrictions on international students could cost the UK economy an additional £2 billion a year - HEPI

Universities could lose students while gaining financially from Brexit, but any new restrictions on international students could cost the UK economy an additional £2 billion a year - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The research, published as The determinants of international demand for UK higher education
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Research Integrity - POST Note - UK Parliament

Research Integrity - POST Note - UK Parliament | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

A POSTnote that considers current approaches to promoting integrity in research. Produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

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Ethnicity, gender and social mobility - Social Mobility Commission report

Ethnicity, gender and social mobility - Social Mobility Commission report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Research on how ethnicity, gender and background combine to affect social mobility.
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Nearly three-quarters of alternative providers will remain unregulated after the Higher Education and Research Bill becomes law - HEPI

Nearly three-quarters of alternative providers will remain unregulated after the Higher Education and Research Bill becomes law - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Alternative providers of higher education: issues for policymakers (HEPI Report 90) by John Fielden and Robin Middlehurst
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Library and Information Research: Vol 40, No 123 (2016): Strategic and policy making issues in information literacy

special isues with articles  on information literacy. open access

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Which Universities have qualified teachers? HESA study

Which Universities have qualified teachers? HESA study | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
HEFCE commissioned the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the Higher Education Academy to explore issues relating to academic teaching qualifications in the HESA staff record, and to recommend improvements to data quality and coverage in future collections.
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Early Career Researchers: the harbingers of change? Year one 2016

Early Career Researchers, researchers under 35 operating without tenure, are the future of research, and their attitudes and behaviour matter. They are by far the largest group of researchers and they represent the future of research, yet there have been no recent investigations into their attidues towards scholarly communication and the extent to which their behaviours may prove transformational.



This report on data from Year one of a planned three-year qualitative study investigates a wide range of issues using personal interviews with 116 ECRs from seven coutries: UK, US, China, France, Spain, Poland, and Malaysia
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Soft Stern or Hard Stern: how serious are we about reforming the REF?  Wonkhe Analysis

Soft Stern or Hard Stern: how serious are we about reforming the REF?  Wonkhe Analysis | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
As HEFCE launches its consultation on implementing the next Research Excellence Framework, James Wilsdon delves into the policy and political detail that the research community will now need to unpack.
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Innovating Pedagogy 2016 | Open University Innovation Report #5

Innovating Pedagogy 2016 | Open University Innovation Report #5 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Innovating Pedagogy 2016 report has been published  It has ten new themes for teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

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