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Requires Improvement: The causes of educational failure

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Report from the Centre for Social Justice. examijnes the role of parental involvement amongst other factors.

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Tuition Fees: A Fairer Formula- Centre for Policy Studies

Tuition Fees: A Fairer Formula- Centre for Policy Studies | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The proposed changes to the tuition fees system could lead to higher write-offs and a financial time bomb for taxpayers, concludes a new report by Michael Johnson.
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The economic impact of universities in 2014–15- Universities UK

The economic impact of universities in 2014–15- Universities UK | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The higher education sector is vital to the UK economy. In 2014–15 it supported almost one million jobs, and contributed £21.5 billion to UK gross domestic product
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New postgraduate research experience survey highlights bespoke needs as key to PGR success | Higher Education Academy

Higher Education Academy (HEA) Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2017
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Are graduates good value for money?

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With degrees now necessary for entry into more jobs than ever before, John Morgan considers the economic arguments for expanding higher education Interesting Times Higher article

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Beware of the positive university | Wonkhe | Analysis

Beware of the positive university | Wonkhe | Analysis | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Dr Anna Bull and Dr Kim Allen look hard at the ideological roots of Sir Anthony Seldon's recent report for HEPI, and find a number of reasons to be cautious about the conclusions drawn therein.
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Moody's-  universities and two local authorities retain negative outlook. Affirms University of Cambridge's Aaa rating .

Moody's-  universities and two local authorities retain negative outlook. Affirms University of Cambridge's Aaa rating . | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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TIMEBOMB: HOW THE UNIVERSITY CARTEL IS FAILING BRITAIN’S STUDENTS: UK2020

Two-year degrees can defuse the student debt timebomb created by university cartel, recommends cross-party report
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A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries — Council on Library and Information Resources

Great articles on library design and information literacy instruction.

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Times Higher World University Rankings 2018

Times Higher World University Rankings 2018 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 list the top 1,000 universities in the world,

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Value for money in higher education: Committee launches inquiry

Value for money in higher education: Committee launches inquiry | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Education Committee launches inquiry into social justice and support for disadvantages students
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MillionPlus: Policy briefing: Brexit – what’s best for our universities and students?

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Collaboration on science and innovation - a future partnership paper- Dept for Exiting the EU

Collaboration on science and innovation - a future partnership paper- Dept for Exiting the EU | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This paper outlines the UK’s objectives for an ambitious science and innovation agreement with the EU. It sets out examples of where the UK sees potential mutual benefit in a close working relationship, exploring precedents for each. The paper invites discussion with the EU on how best to shape our future partnership in this area.
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What's happening with international student migration? - Office for National Statistics

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Follow-up on alternative higher education providers - National Audit Office (NAO)

Follow-up on alternative higher education providers - National Audit Office (NAO) | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The Department is exerting stronger oversight and sanctioning under-performing providers but there remain issues to resolve, such as more timely identification of underperformance and ineligible payments.
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Does academic self-concept predict further and higher education participation?

Does academic self-concept predict further and higher education participation? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Dr Morag Henderson, Dr Kirstine Hansen and Dr Nikki Shure from the UCL Institute of Education explore academic self-belief among young people and find that it is an important determinant of social and economic success.
 
The study of 9,575 students explores the extent to which young people’s belief in their own academic ability influences their educational trajectories

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How to stop cheating in universities

Changes to student assessment can help to reduce the potential for academic misconduct. interesting article in the Conversation Blog.

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Contracting to Cheat in Higher Education - How to Address Contract Cheating, the Use of Third-Party Services and Essay Mills

Contracting to Cheat in Higher Education - How to Address Contract Cheating, the Use of Third-Party Services and Essay Mills | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

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International researcher mobility- Royal Society

The Royal Society is working to understand how, when, where and why researchers move around the world, and to ensure that appropriate policies are in place to support this.
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Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2017

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Top 10 Presentations from LIBER 2017 - LIBER

Top 10 Presentations from LIBER 2017 - LIBER | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Our 2017 Annual Conference in Patras, Greece was a great success, largely thanks to the informative and thoughtful presentations given by professionals from LIBER libraries across Europe and

the top 10 include a culture of change form manchester, research data mining.

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Helping students and staff by creating positive and mindful universities - HEPI

Helping students and staff by creating positive and mindful universities - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Leading educationalist Sir Anthony Seldon and the University of Buckingham’s Dean of Psychology Alan Martin have drawn up a 10-point plan for the creation of a ‘positive university’ based on the approaches used by positive psychology and mindfulness. Sir Anthony launched the country’s first positive university at Buckingham, where he is Vice-Chancellor, earlier this year, and has now jointly written a blueprint for other higher education institutions in the UK and around the world in a pamphlet published by HEPI. The publication, HEPI Occasional Paper (18) The Positive and Mindful University, proposes a number of ways to tackle the growing problem of mental health issues among students and also staff.

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One Size Won't Fit All: The Challenges Facing the Office for Students | Policy Connect

One Size Won't Fit All: The Challenges Facing the Office for Students | Policy Connect | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Access to and returns from unpaid graduate internships - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

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Young Muslims in the UK face enormous social mobility barriers - Social Mobility Commission report

Young Muslims in the UK face enormous social mobility barriers - Social Mobility Commission report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Report finds that young Muslims are less likely to succeed in the labour market than any other faith group.
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#stepchange: universities UK mental Health in HE campaign

#stepchange: universities UK mental Health in HE campaign | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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