In October 2011 I began a project to make all of my 26 articles published in refereed journals available via UCL's Open Access Repository - "Discovery". I decided that as well as putting them in the institutional repository, I would write a blog post about each research project, and tweet the papers for download. Would this affect how much my research was read, known, discussed, distributed?
The first year of the government's new fees and funding regime is expected to cost some post-1992 universities almost 13 per cent of their undergraduate intake and up to 46 per cent of their direct grant.
Sector experts cool on 'bureaucratic' engagement plans proposed by watchdog. Plans to involve students more heavily in quality assurance have been criticised for introducing unnecessary "jargon-encrusted" bureaucracy to universities.
As part of a revamp of its guidelines for good practice, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education is drawing up new recommendations on "student engagement".
In the new draft chapter within the QAA's "quality code", which sets down "expectations" of higher education providers, the watchdog puts forward seven requirements to ensure students are involved in systems protecting quality within universities.
Passing the buck or preferential treatment? In the news at the moment is a story around universities, specifically 'Russell Group' elite universities being given control over A-Levels, by the Education Secretary Michael Gove..
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