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Open Access: An independent evaluation

Open Access: An independent evaluation | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Children who attend private school will earn £193,700 more on average in their early careers than their state educated peers, analysis of open access programme (sutton Trust) by Social Market Foundation)

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IFLA Publishes a Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment

IFLA Publishes a Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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This new Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment is intended to give guidance to libraries and information services in an environment that includes mass surveillance by governments and routine user data collection by commercial interests that provide content or services through the Internet. Risks to library users' privacy might arise through their use of search or social media applications on the Web or their use of library platforms and content that collect data on end users.

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Exploring ethnic inequalities in admission to Russell Group universities. - Durham Research Online

Exploring ethnic inequalities in admission to Russell Group universities. - Durham Research Online | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Exploring ethnic inequalities in admission to Russell Group universities
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preprint of a forthcoming article from Sociology.

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THES World University Rankings - what citations are they counting?

THES World University Rankings - what citations are they counting? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Useful blog posting from data scientist Duncan Ross on articles they wont be counting.

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Key professions losing staff due to lack of support for student mothers

Key professions losing staff due to lack of support for student mothers | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Tracking student mothers’ higher education
participation and early career outcomes over
time: initial choices and aspirations, HE
experiences and career destinations
By Clare Lyonette, Gaby Atfield, Heike Behle and Lynn Gambin
Institute for Employment Research
University of Warwick
Coventry

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ier/publications/2015/lyonette_et_al_2015_nuffield_lr.pdf


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Over-qualification and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market - Policy Reports - CIPD

Over-qualification and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market - Policy Reports - CIPD | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Over-qualification and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market
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Many graduates are finding themselves working in jobs that would in previous generations have been filled by non-graduates. CIPD report

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Sixth Form Colleges Association annual survey of SFCA funding impact 2015

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surveyb of members http://www.sixthformcolleges.org/sites/default/files/110815%20SFCA%20Funding%20Impact%20Survey%20FINAL_0.pdf shows cuts to courses and facilities.

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The European higher education area in 2015 -

The European higher education area in 2015 - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Bologna Process : implementation report


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I’ve looked at life from both sides now: fostering good academic & library partnerships

Subject Librarians: time for a fresh look? University of Hertfordshire, 20th July 2015
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Presentation Virginia Power, Graduate Tutor/Researcher University of the West of England University of Hertfordshire Monday 20th July 2015

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Higher tuition fees reduce the risk of students dropping out of university

Higher tuition fees reduce the risk of students dropping out of university | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
New research shows the risk that students' won't complete their course goes down if they have to pay more for it.
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full text working paper fromUniversity of Lancaster

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/media/lancaster-university/content-assets/documents/lums/economics/working-papers/LancasterWP2015_016.pdf


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Latest journal of Information literacy online

My favourite article The impact of library information literacy classes on first year students’ searching behaviour. practical guide to considering how to approach IL teaching - start with Google!

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OFFA topic briefing: financial support - OFFA

OFFA topic briefing: financial support - OFFA | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
OFFA - Office for Fair Access. Promoting and safeguarding fair access to higher education.
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This briefing gives an overview of financial support provided to students through access agreements. It covers some of the evidence around financial support, and explains how universities and colleges are using financial support in their access agreements. It also suggests questions that institutions might wish to consider when further developing this work in future. - See more at: https://www.offa.org.uk/universities-and-colleges/guidance-and-useful-information/topic-briefings/offa-topic-briefing-financial-support/#sthash.72fRGYmY.dpuf
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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Useful article from the conversation by Ibrar Bhatt

Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University

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Policy and practice 2015-2020 - Higher Education Funding Council for England

Policy and practice 2015-2020 - Higher Education Funding Council for England | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Using Bibliometrics to Demonstrate the Value of Library Journal Collections

Using Bibliometrics to Demonstrate the Value of Library Journal Collections | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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useful pre print written by Christopher W. Belter and Neal K. Kaske. available from College and Research Libraries.at http://crl.acrl.org/content/early/2015/08/11/crl15-758.full.pdf+html


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Selection of staff for inclusion in the REF 2014

Selection of staff for inclusion in the REF 2014 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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This study investigates how disability, age, sex, ethnicity, nationality and early career researcher status are related to the selection of staff for inclusion in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

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David C. Ison, The Influence of the Internet on Plagiarism Among Doctoral Dissertations: An Empirical Study -

David C. Ison, The Influence of the Internet on Plagiarism Among Doctoral Dissertations: An Empirical Study - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Does the internet increase plagiarism interesting article comparing phds.

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summary on philpapers. and Google  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Vq2rcTsAAAAJ&hl=en

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10805-015-9233-7



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Internationalisation of Higher Education

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, Internationalisation of Higher Education, which was prepared for the European Parliament by Hans de Wit and Fiona Hunter of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at Milan’s Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Laura Howard of the European Association for International Education, and Eva Egron-Polak of the International Association of Universities.

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Uncomfortable truth

Uncomfortable truth | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
In a report to coincide with A Level results day, independent education charity the Edge Foundation has accused higher education bodies of manipulating statistics to disguise the poor job prospects facing many graduates.
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Secondary Data Analysis Initiative | ESRC | Economic and Social Research Council

Research impacts booklet now available. find out how secondary data analysis has hada policy impact.

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Building successful partnerships SME viewpoint on partnering with universities Beauhurst

Building successful partnerships SME viewpoint on partnering with universities  Beauhurst | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
19-page report setting out the key findings from our survey of UK companies engaged with a university in a collaborative research project.
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key findings-

  • Grant funding is integral to collaborative projects. Without access to grants, 89% of projects would not have started.

  • Businesses felt that the biggest barrier to starting a project was finding and establishing trust in the right academic partner.

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Sutton Trust - Independent Commission on Fees 2015 final report

Sutton Trust - Independent Commission on Fees 2015 final report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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"There is also a continuing and concerning gap between the recruitment of students from less advantaged and more advantaged backgrounds, in favour of the latter. This is especially true at the nation’s most selective universities. The report recommends that the Office for Budget Responsibility investigate the current student loan system, especially in the wake of funding changes announced in the Summer Budget 2015."

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Lad Culture Audit Report -National Union of Students

Lad Culture Audit Report -National Union of Students | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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This report presents the results from the Lad Culture audit conducted between December 2014 and February 2015. It provides an analysis of existing policies, training, education and support services in place within SUs and institutions to tackle lad culture. and sexism The findings are based on the thirty five SUs that responded to the survey and the twenty SUs that sent through supporting policy documents for the audit. of those surveyed only 51% had  formal policies on dealing with sexual harassment


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Access to Higher Education: Students in Higher Education 2013-14

Access to Higher Education: Students in Higher Education 2013-14 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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The following analyses are primarily taken from the HESA Student Record 2013-14 and the HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2012-13. In addition, the progression information is based on two consecutive years of HESA Student data and uses the methodology developed for the Performance Indicators which HESA calculates and publishes on behalf of the four
UK funding bodies.

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Student sexual violence: 'leaving each university to deal with it isn't working'

Student sexual violence: 'leaving each university to deal with it isn't working' | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Victims of rape and sexual assault say they are not being taken seriously by elite universities, with devastating results, a Guardian investigation reveals
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Responsible Metrics- new website

A forum for the responsible use of metrics in higher education & research It builds on the recent independent review and the report Metric Tide.

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