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Educational inequalities in England and Wales Social Market Foundation research

Educational inequalities in England and Wales Social Market Foundation research | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

This Initial research by the SMF for the commission examines inequalities in educational attainment at age 16 and age 11 and how these trends in inequality have evolved over time. The research reveals marked regional disparities in educational outcomes:

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The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015 | Higher Education Academy

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015 | Higher Education Academy | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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More than one-quarter of full-time postgraduates studying for a master’s and nearly half of those working towards certificates or diplomas do not believe that their workload is manageable, according to a major survey.

The Higher Education Academy’s latest Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, which attracted responses from 72,200 students at UK universities, found that 72.2 per cent of full-time master’s students felt their workload was manageable.

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HEPI publishes its response to the higher education green paper - HEPI

HEPI publishes its response to the higher education green paper - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) publishes its Response to the higher education green paper on 7 January 2016. It is a collection of contributions from experts in each of the main areas covered by the green paper. 

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Playful Information Literacy: Play and information Literacy in Higher Education -

Playful Information Literacy: Play and information Literacy in Higher Education - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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full tedxt of Walsh, Andrew (2015) Playful Information Literacy: Play and information Literacy in Higher Education. Nordic Journal of Information Literacy in Higher Education, 7 (1). pp. 80-94. ISSN 1890-5900 available from University of Huddersfield Research repository.

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Digital Research Report: The value of structural diversity - Assessing diversity for a sustainable research base.

Digital Research Report: The value of structural diversity - Assessing diversity for a sustainable research base. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The UK risks being unable to seize on emerging areas of research if it concentrates too much money in top-performing universities, a report argues.

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Content filtering in UK public libraries

Content filtering in UK public libraries
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results of a survey. A group of volunteers sent identical requests to public authorities under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland). Seven questions were asked to ascertain the extent of public authorities' filtering decisions, and these responses were tracked and made public

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Open Educational Resources - A Catalyst for Innovation - OECD

Open Educational Resources - A Catalyst for Innovation -  OECD | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

oecd report lse staff and students can download the full text via OECD Ilibrary

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/open-educational-resources_9789264247543-en;jsessionid=1wwpgnn1ps5d8.x-oecd-live-02


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UCAS Undergraduate End of Cycle Reports

Annual report on applications to university in 2015

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UCISA Social Media Toolkit: a practical guide to achieving benefits and managing risks

UCISA Social Media Toolkit: a practical guide to achieving benefits and managing risks | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector inquiry

Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector inquiry | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Public Accounts Committee inquiry into overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector
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Universities UK - Supply and demand for higher-level skills

Universities UK - Supply and demand for higher-level skills | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This report provides a general analysis of the supply and demand for higher-level skills. It asks whether there are too many or too few graduates, whether their subject choice is suited to future labour market requirements, and to what extent they are lacking the general employability, practical and technical skills required by a modern knowledge economy.
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The covert racism that is holding back black academics

The covert racism that is holding back black academics | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Subtly racist behaviour impacts heavily on the career trajectories of black and minority ethnic academics.
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useful discussion from the conversation

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Journal of Information Literacy

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latest issue has some great articles. really liked

 this one which has some really interesting examples of practical exercise for teaching using. A mixture of apps and tablets.

http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/view/PRA-V9-I2-2

 

this one from queen mary is interesting as they have gone from organised sessions to drop in.

http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/view/PRA-V9-I2-4

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UCAS Applicants and acceptances by groups of applicants 2015

The table below includes our new applicant-based statistics, with most having a time series of 2006 - 2015.   includes data by subject, age, region country

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New institutional geographies of higher education: The rise of transregional university alliances

New institutional geographies of higher education: The rise of transregional university alliances | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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article published. Published online before print December 16, 2015, doi: 10.1177/0308518X15619175 Environ Plan A December 16, 2015 0308518X15619175

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How to reach a wider audience for your research

How to reach a wider audience for your research | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Juan Pablo Alperin & Alessandra Bordini with tips for using ‘altmetrics’ to learn about and engage with audiences.
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Great guide for researchers and academic staff on increasing visibility.

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National student fee and support systems in European higher education - European Commission

National student fee and support systems in European higher education - European Commission | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This annual report shows how fee and support systems (including grants and loans) work in higher education in Europe. In addition to providing a comparative overview on fees and financial support available for full-time students in 2015/16, it also includes individual country sheets outlining the main elements of national systems.
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Dropout and completion in higher education in Europe - European Commission data

Dropout and completion in higher education in Europe - European Commission data | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Main report
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Library Liaison Report to Spur Discussion of Liaison Roles Association of Research Libraries

Library Liaison Report to Spur Discussion of Liaison Roles Association of Research Libraries | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The Association of Research Libraries is pleased to release the final report of a pilot Library Liaison Institute organized by Columbia University Libraries, Cornell University Libraries, and the University of Toronto Libraries, and held at Cornell University in June 2015.
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insight into current and future roles of liaison librarians and teams

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Shaping the Library to the Life of the User: Adapting, Empowering, Partnering, Engaging - OCLC

Shaping the Library to the Life of the User: Adapting, Empowering, Partnering, Engaging - OCLC | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

This report features insights into ways libraries can provide more meaningful support based on what students, scholars and other library users really do.

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Sutton Trust - Evaluating Access

Sutton Trust - Evaluating Access | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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This report reviews national and international research on widening participation and access programmes to find out which methods are most likely to help disadvantaged pupils get into higher education.

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Role of EU membership in UK science and engineering - Campaign for Science

Role of EU membership in UK science and engineering  - Campaign for Science | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
With this report we aim to inform the debate about an important aspect of what is a much wider, and hugely complex, question on the UK’s membership of the EU. Ahead of the UK’s upcoming EU ref
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UK Engagement Survey 2015 | Higher Education Academy

UK Engagement Survey 2015 | Higher Education Academy | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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he UK’s only national survey focusing on students’ engagement with their studies has revealed the latest picture of how students participate in a range of important educational activities.

The results highlight a number of key points including the key role played by critical thinking and independent learning in a successful learning experience, as well as highlighting the positive role played by extra-curricular activity in boosting engagement and development.

Against this, the focus on independent learning may be limiting students potential to benefit from interacting with their peers or academic staff.  There is also evidence of a limited development of employability skills; but the results provide evidence that encouraging interaction with staff and participation in wider activities can help students prepare for the world of work.

- See more at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/about/news/hea-engagement-survey-highlights-need-more-focus-employability#sthash.q93mdtc6.dpuf
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International Undergraduate Students: The UK’s Competitive Advantage

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International Undergraduate Students: The UK’s Competitive Advantage, are based on feedback from 365,754 international students studying outside their home country, which was collected from i-graduate’s International Student Barometer

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Universities in England spend £20m on art work - BBC News

Universities in England spend £20m on art work - BBC News | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Universities across England have spent some £20m on art to furnish their buildings or museums over the past five years, a BBC investigation finds.
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