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New report from Sutton Trust shows how professional paretns try to win advantages in the school system.

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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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see the rankings by region or subject area.


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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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Sutton Trust - Mobility Manifesto

Sutton Trust - Mobility Manifesto | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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sets out measures to achieve social mobility in the UK

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Transforming 16 to 19 education and training: the early implementation of 16 to 19 study programmes

Transforming 16 to 19 education and training: the early implementation of 16 to 19 study programmes | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Ofsted report.

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Understanding the recruitment and selection of PGRs by English HEIs - HEFCE

n 2013 we commissioned the Careers Research and Advisory Centre and Vitae, supported by the University of Derby International Centre for Guidance Studies, to undertake research to increase our understanding of the transition to postgraduate research (PGR) study.

The study focused on the recruitment of students to research degree programmes (PhD and MPhil), the selection of PGR students from the candidate pool and the role of PGR students in the higher education research base. Sixty English institutions active in postgraduate research participated in the study between January and March 2014.
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UK skills levels: international comparisons and competitiveness -

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Presents UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) projections of skills levels in the UK and OECD member states to 2020.  Also presents historical trend data from 2002-2012.ranked by gender skills and qualifications

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16-to 18-year old participation in education and training - National Audit Office (NAO)

16-to 18-year old participation in education and training - National Audit Office (NAO) | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Value for money for the £7 billion spent on 16 to 18-year-olds has increased overall, but he Department needs better information on which reforms have proven most effective.
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Cost Effectiveness Of Open Access Publications

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http://www.infodocket.com/2014/08/05/new-research-article-cost-effectiveness-of-open-access-publications/

Cost Effectiveness Of Open Access Publications

Authors

Jevin D. West
University of Washington

Ted C. Bergstrom
University of California

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NMC Horizon Report 2014 Library Edition

NMC Horizon Report  2014 Library Edition | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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identifies trends and their policy and leadership implications. USA based but of value to information services worlwide. Produced by New Media Consortium

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Enhancing Presentations for the multimedia generation -

Enhancing Presentations for the multimedia generation - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Guidance from JISC Digital covers prezi slide share, designing and presenting to students.

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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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Taking action Achieving a culture change in careers provision National Careers Council Report

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An in-depth study published today of   careers advice and support for young people reveals massive variation across England. It shows that in one region there are 134 careers providers whilst in another there is one.

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International comparisons in postgraduate education: quality, access and employment outcomes - HEFCE

This report examines postgraduate education in Australia, England, Germany, India, Norway, Scotland, Spain and the United States. The report focuses on three overarching themes of quality, access and employment outcomes of postgraduate education and includes comparisons between England and the other countries in order to identify the strengths and challenges of the various postgraduate education systems.
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Copyright training for university lecturers: an online course

Copyright training for university lecturers: an online course | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

JISC Legal available free from Jorum. learning objectives and outcomes on website.


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Sutton Trust - Extra-curricular Inequalities

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Evidence from Sutton Trust Children from wealthier backgrounds more likely to receive extra tuition and more spending on extra- curricular and cultural hobbies.

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Independent Commission on Fees report on access to university

Independent Commission on Fees report on access to university | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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analysis of trends in higher education full report url http://www.independentcommissionfees.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ICoF-Report-Aug-2014.pdf

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Information Literacy Best Practices: Exemplary Programs Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

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Useful series of case studies from the USA.covers pedagogy, collaboration, curriculum development

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Elitist Britain?

Elitist Britain? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Detailed analysis on 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders reveals grip of private schools and Oxbridge. Social mobility and Poverty Commission 

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