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Measuring Up : International Case Studies on the Teaching of Quantitative methods in the Social Sciences- British Academy

Measuring Up : International Case Studies on the Teaching of Quantitative methods in the Social Sciences- British Academy | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Is it piracy? How students access academic resources

Is it piracy? How students access academic resources | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The full paper, “Student Practices in Copyright Culture: Accessing Learning Resources” relates to South Africa. Conversation blog posting. with link to full text

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THE Student Experience Survey 2016 results

THE Student Experience Survey 2016 results | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The best universities in the UK for student experience have been revealed, according to a Times Higher Education survey of current students Free download from the website. Based on a survey asking students about 21 areas.

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Unleashing young people’s creativity and innovation - European good practice projects

Unleashing young people’s creativity and innovation - European good practice projects | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

European good practice projects includes examples of peer learning

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The Kardashian index: a measure of discrepant social media profile for scientists

The Kardashian index: a measure of discrepant social media profile for scientists | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Neil Hall

 DOI: 10.1186/s13059-014-0424-0

Useful article

'I propose the ‘Kardashian Index’, a measure of discrepancy between a scientist’s social media profile and publication record based on the direct comparison of numbers of citations and Twitter followers.'

The conversations on social media, blogs and new reports that followed the publication of this article make for an interesting read too: https://www.altmetric.com/details/2548799?src=bookmarklet.

 

 

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Growth in university education is affecting graduate earning power

Growth in university education is affecting graduate earning power | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Bank of England study graduates earn more but since 1995 the gap has fallen

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UK BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECRUITMENT:Trends, challenges and the case for change - Chartered Business Schools Association

http://charteredabs.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Chartered-ABS-International-Student-Recruitment-2016.pdf

 

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The world’s top universities for attracting industry funding

The world’s top universities for attracting industry funding | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

THE Funding for Innovation ranking-  Times Higher

 

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WomenCount: Leaders in Higher Education 2016

WomenCount: Leaders in Higher Education 2016 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
WomenCount: Leaders in Higher Education 2016

Many more women are taking leadership positions in universities but still remain heavily outnumbered by men in higher education’s top jobs, a study shows.

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The changing state of knowledge exchange: UK academic interactions with external organisations 2005 -2015

The changing state of knowledge exchange: UK academic interactions with external organisations 2005 -2015 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This report updates the analysis of the largest ever survey of UK academic engagement with external organisations, which was undertaken by the Centre for Business Research in 2008/9 and which covered the period 2005-2008.
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Government must not rush University Teaching Excellence Framework, say MPs - News from Parliament

Government must not rush University Teaching Excellence Framework, say MPs - News from Parliament | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Business, Innovation and Skills Committee publish assessing quality in Higher Education report
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Benchmarking London in the PISA rankings - John Jerrim and Gill Wyness

Benchmarking London in the PISA rankings - John Jerrim and Gill Wyness | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Benchmarking London in the PISA rankings - John Jerrim and Gill Wyness
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London falling behind other world cities in education Institute of Education working paper. http://repec.ioe.ac.uk/REPEc/pdf/qsswp1604.pdf


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Designing a Teaching Excellence Framework: Lessons from other sectors - HEPI

Designing a Teaching Excellence Framework: Lessons from other sectors - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Government is committed to introducing a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to assess the quality of teaching and learning in higher education. Designing the right solution is challenging. There is no off-the-shelf solution from other countries that we can lift. But we can learn lessons from other sectors. 

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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Discover the world’s top universities in 42 individual subjects, with the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.
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UUK taskforce on sexual violence to review Zellick Report

UUK taskforce on sexual violence to review Zellick Report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

in November 2015 the NUS Womens Campaign launched the #StandByMe campaign, we are delighted that the UUK taskforce now wants to review the guidelines set out in the Zellick Report.
for details of the task force see

http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/aboutus/whatwedo/PolicyAnalysis/StudentsTeachingSociety/TaskforceViolenceAgainstWomen/Pages/default.aspx

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A Day in the Life of a (Serious) Researcher: The future of the research Library

A Day in the Life of a (Serious) Researcher: The future of the research Library | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Cornell Ithaka Report…

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Commission on Widening Access: Scotland

Commission on Widening Access: Scotland | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Interim report issued.how can acces to higher education be widened?

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Universities UK - The future growth of degree apprenticeships

Universities UK - The future growth of degree apprenticeships | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Universities UK - The future growth of degree apprenticeships
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Sodexo University Lifestyle Survey launched

Sodexo University Lifestyle Survey launched | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Sodexo today announced the findings of its seventh University Lifestyle Survey, the first completed with all respondents paying £9,000 in annual tuition fees. ,Sodexo today announced the findings of its seventh University Lifestyle Survey, the first completed with all respondents paying £9,000 in annual tuition fees. Free summary can be downloaded.

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Scholarly Metrics Baseline: A Survey of Faculty Knowledge, Use, and Opinion About Scholarly Metrics

Useful preprint

  • Dan DeSanto and
  • Aaron Nichols

Scholarly Metrics Baseline: A Survey of Faculty Knowledge, Use, and Opinion About Scholarly Metrics Coll. res. libr. Accepted: February 7, 2016; Anticipated Publication Date: January 1, 2017

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International Undergraduate Students: The UK’s Competitive Advantage - International Unit

International Undergraduate Students: The UK’s Competitive Advantage - International Unit | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This research report on international undergraduate students is part of a series commissioned by the UK International Unit to examine the UK's market position focusing on international student recruitment and the international student experience.
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Women underrepresented in world science report finds

Women underrepresented in world science report finds | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

An analysis of 69 national science academies, conducted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), found that the average proportion of members who were women stood at just 12 per cent in 2013-14.

In the UK, just 92 (6 per cent) of the Royal Society’s 1,419 members were women in 2013-14, the study says. Only seven countries had a worse record, with the lowest proportion of women – 4 per cent – found in the Polish and Tanzanian academies of sciences.

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ePub3: a vision for the future? How are we going to get there? JIBS event slide

ePub3: a vision for the future? How are we going to get there? JIBS event slide | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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The event looked at ePub3 and issues with e-books

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Devolution As A Policy Laboratory, February 2016 | The Alliance for Useful Evidence

Devolution As A Policy Laboratory, February 2016 | The Alliance for Useful Evidence | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
In this joint report, the Alliance for Useful Evidence and the Institute for Government, in partnership with Carnegie UK Trust, explore opportunities for evidence exchange and policy learning between the UK and devolved governments.
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Universities are key to building healthy cities | University Alliance

Universities are key to building healthy cities | University Alliance | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The study, Building healthy cities: The role of universities in the health ecosystem is the first of its kind examining the ways in which universities as anchor institutions relate to regional health ecosystems.
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