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Improving the student learning experience -

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Sector-wide view of how higher education institutions across England are improving student learning opportunities. BIS Research Paper 169. from UK government.

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Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Academic Staff – 2017 - Eurydice

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On course for success? Student retention at university - Social Market Foundation

On course for success? Student retention at university - Social Market Foundation | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This report analyses the factors that affect student drop-out rates from universities across England. It argues that there has been much focus and activity
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New report calls for comprehensive universities to improve social mobility - HEPI

New report calls for comprehensive universities to improve social mobility - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

HEPI is today publishing The Comprehensive University (Occasional Paper 17) by Professor Tim Blackman, the Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University. The report argues the comprehensive ideal is the best way to fix how the UK’s class-based university system is holding back social mobility. …

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Development and Access to Information report

DA2I is a joint project between the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School. It demonstrates how access to information and libraries contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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Student Learning Outcomes using Wikipedia-based Assignments Fall 2016 research report  - Wikimedia Commons

Shows an increase in information and digital literacy from students undertaking wikipedia based assignments in the USA.

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Helping the UK thrive - CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2017

Helping the UK thrive - CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2017 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2017
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Navigating Research

Navigating Research | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

white paper from Oxford University press on How Academic Users Understand, Discover, and Utilize Reference Resources

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Higher Education funding in England: past, present and options for the future - Institute For Fiscal Studies

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University applicants set for shock to the system - HEPI

University applicants set for shock to the system - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Reality Check: A report on university applicants’ attitudes and perceptions, produced by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Unite Students, shows a significant gap between what university applicants think higher education is like and the realities of student life.
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OFFA publishes outcomes of access agreement monitoring for 2015-16 - OFFA

A new report published today by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) reveals that universities and colleges have made good progress in widening access to higher education for disadvantaged young people, but that progress is lagging on improving access for mature students.
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Mary Curnock Cook: How to improve technical education to deliver higher skills and better productivity - HEPI

Mary Curnock Cook: How to improve technical education to deliver higher skills and better productivity - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

In a new report for the Higher Education Policy Institute (www.hepi.ac.uk), Mary Curnock Cook, the former Chief Executive of UCAS, says the Government must address six big gaps in technical education policy to raise skills and productivity.

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OFFA publishes new guidance on the evaluation of outreach - OFFA

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) has today published new guidance and proposed standards for the evaluation of outreach by universities and colleges as part of ongoing work to improve the impact of outreach across the higher education sector.
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Opportunity through online learning: improving student access, participation and success in higher education

National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education

This report outlines research from Australia and the UK informing ten 'National Guidelines to Improve Student Outcomes in Online Education'Click here to edit the content

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Securing value for money in higher education | Reform

On 20 July 2017, The Rt Hon Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, spoke for Reform on the theme of securing value for money in higher education.

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UK Research and Innovation website launched.

UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. Research England

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UCAS Latest data - applications to HE declining

These statistical releases describe applicants and applications from the 2017 UCAS cycle at the 30 June deadline.
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2017 Google Scholar Metrics Released

What are the most popular journals in google scholar. metrics released description form Google Scholar blog.

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Social class and the TEF: a full picture of participation?

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A look at the split metrics suggests that some universities may have benefited from having a more advantaged student cohort

INteresting Times Higher article

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Research for all: Sharing good practice in research management: Royal College of Physicians

Research for all: Sharing good practice in research management: Royal College of Physicians | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Research is a team endeavour and is best cultivated through the strong relationships and positive culture.
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Office for Fair Acces publishes report and evaluation tool into access for adult learners.

This programme of work will help us to understand more about the most effective ways for universities to reach out to people from under-represented groups.
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Measuring the contribution of higher education to innovation capacity in the EU - European Commission

Measuring the contribution of higher education to innovation capacity in the EU - European Commission | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Trans staff and students in HE and colleges: improving experiences - Equality Challenge Unit

Trans staff and students in HE and colleges: improving experiences - Equality Challenge Unit | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
A fully-updated revision to ECU's 2010 guidance.
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Around a half of students now see themselves as customers of their university – new ComRes survey

what do students want from University

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“Academic Book of the Future Project Report” (Final Project Outputs)

The two documents linked below were recently released. They are the final two outputs of the Academic Book of the Future Project. This project began in January 2014 when the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) partnered with The British Library.
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