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Britain wants you! Why the UK should commit to increasing international student numbers

Britain wants you! Why the UK should commit to increasing international student numbers | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

IPPR report calls for increase in international students.


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2013 HEPI-Elsevier Autumn Conference: Universities & Research Competitiveness - The future for UK Research Policy & Funding - HEPI

Papers now available to download. cover competitiveness and beyond the REF.

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No more NEETs: A plan for all young people to be learning or earning

No more NEETs: A plan for all young people to be learning or earning | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

IPPR report This paper sets out a strategy for radically increasing the proportion of young people who are learning or earning, by fixing the broken school-to-work transition system and establishing a distinct work...

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Full report - Graduates in the UK labour market 2013 - ONS

Full report - Graduates in the UK labour market 2013 - ONS | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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New data from Office for National statistics

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Full report - Graduates in the UK labour market 2013

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-Family background and access to high 'status' universities

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At least a quarter of the access gap to the top universities in England, the United States and Australia cannot be explained by academic achievement, according to new research by Dr John Jerrim. Sutton Trust sponsored report

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Review of Adult Vocational Qualifications in England

Review of Adult Vocational Qualifications in England | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Review of Adult Vocational Qualifications Whitehead report discusses how vocational qualifications can be valued and reformed.

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The distorted mirror of Wikipedia: a quantitative analysis of Wikipedia coverage of academics

Interesting paper by Anna Samoilenko, Taha Yasseri published on ArXiv.org are those academics mentioned on wikipedia more highly cited?

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What do social science graduates do?

What do social science graduates do? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Report on employment among social science graduates by campaign for social science

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Trends in young participation in higher education

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New HEFCE data ooks at how participation has changed over time, taking into account factors such as sex, location and background It uses data from 14 cohorts of young people who were aged 18 in academic years 1998-99 to 2011-12. Includes interactive maps by constituency.

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Alternatives to Peer Review in Research Project Funding:

Alternatives to Peer Review in Research Project Funding: | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This update of RAND Europe's report on Alternatives to Peer Review in Research Project Funding includes a new framework and new examples, to help research funders develop the most appropriate approach for funding their research.
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The Fair Pay League

The Fair Pay League | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Young Greens launch report highlights big gap between highest and lowest paid staff in Uk univerisites.

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Grandparental generosity

Grandparental generosity | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The International Longevity Centre-UK includes data on financial support given to attend university.


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Massive open online courses and online distance learning: review -

Massive open online courses and online distance learning: review - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Published by UK government

Provides an overview of recent reports, writings and opinion on massive open online courses (MOOCs). BIS research paper number 130 includes definitions and timeline

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Student loan repayments -

Student loan repayments - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Report from the National Audit Office highlights outstanding loans and unpaid loans.

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Universities UK - Universities UK publishes guidance on external speakers in higher education

Universities UK - Universities UK publishes guidance on external speakers in higher education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Teenagers' expectations of applying to university: how do they change?

Teenagers' expectations of applying to university: how do they change? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Teenagers' expectations of applying to university: how do they change? Jake Anders and John Micklewright paper from Institute of education no. 13 on the list.

show how young people’s expectations about application to university change during the teenage years, drawing on the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE). Controls for family background

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Finch report implementation & review | Research Information Network

Review of the progress on open access implementation. Also useful is the review of the report on the impact of the social sciences blog.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2013/11/18/finch-group-review-of-progress/


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A Compendium of MOOC Perspectives, Research, and Resources

A Compendium of MOOC Perspectives, Research, and Resources | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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A Compendium of MOOC Perspectives, Research, and Resources

 

by Judith A. Pirani published on the Educause website. Has useful summaries and links to key reports (many USa based) on the range of courses, student perspectives research , institutional perspectives and future resources needs.

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Interesting resource on MOOCs...

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Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global economy. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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Final report on the public consultation on Open Research Data

Final report on the public consultation on Open Research Data | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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one day event held on 2 July 2013 and a written consultation period from 19 June to 15 July 2013. - See more at: http://epsiplatform.eu/content/final-report-public-consultation-open-research-data#sthash.xfhEd8tm.dpuf

How can we define research data and what types of data should be open? When and how does openness need to be limited? How should the issue of data re-use be addressed? Where should research data be stored and made accessible? How can we enhance data awareness and a culture of sharing? - See more at: http://epsiplatform.eu/content/final-report-public-consultation-open-research-data#sthash.xfhEd8tm.dpuf

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Requires Improvement: The causes of educational failure

Requires Improvement: The causes of educational failure | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Report from the Centre for Social Justice. examijnes the role of parental involvement amongst other factors.

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Robbins Revisited: Bigger and Better Higher Education

Robbins Revisited: Bigger and Better Higher Education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

It is 50 years since Lord Robbins published his ground-breaking report on the key aims and principles for the future of Higher Education. David willetts sets out his new vision in a paper published by the Social Market Foundation

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New report shows extent to which social background matters for academic success

New report shows extent to which social background matters for academic success | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

University of Oxford Department of Social Policy and Social Intervention

- The Effects of Social Origins and Cognitive Ability on  Educational Attainment: Evidence  from Britain and Sweden

by Erzsébet Bukodi,Robert Erikson and John H. Goldthorpe

Shows the effect of socio economic background on educational success

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The power of part-time: Review of part-time and mature higher education

The power of part-time: Review of part-time and mature higher education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Report by Universities Uk identifies current practice future priorities.

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ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Published by EDUCAUSE and ciovering USA. But useful insight into type of technology used, barriers and guidance needed by students

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