“Anthony Seldon says the best way to improve teaching in universities is through tough appraisals based on student feedback (The best place to learn teaching is on the job | Opinion | Times Higher Education http://t.co/7kC9MNMbno)...”
Ian Giles's insight:
For me this is very insightful and chimes with my own experience through the years. It has always been interesting how HEIs appoint staff, and why so many people think that across the sector they are only interested in research. Some researchers make excellent teachers, but there are some terrible examples out there.
“Times Higher Education Cable: relax work rules facing overseas graduates Times Higher Education Vince Cable wants more high-achieving overseas graduates to be allowed to stay in the UK to work after warning that international students receive a...”
“12 world leaders who attended UK universities Times Higher Education When Vince Cable addressed the Universities UK conference on 11 September 2013, he remarked on the value of the links that the country has with senior figures around the world...”
Students studying at UK higher education institutions (HEIs) and further education colleges (FECs) continue to be very satisfied, with 85 per cent of respondents to this year's National Student Survey (NSS) saying they are satisfied overall with their course. A further 7 per cent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with their higher education experience, while 7 per cent were dissatisfied.
“University teaching abroad: three scholars, three subjects, three stories The Guardian The HEA's international scholarship scheme has been designed to benefit the UK higher education sector by bringing back interesting, challenging and innovative...”
“Times Higher Education Cultural benefits of overseas students championed Times Higher Education The Wider Benefits of International Higher Education, released today, surveyed 100 students earlier this year who had returned to their home countries...”
Ian Giles's insight:
Totally agree, but bean counters find it hard to put a value to that kind of attachment!
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Health Education England (HEE) are consulting on the supply of pharmacy graduates in England. This follows a request from the Government for both organisations to review the current arrangements for the study of pharmacy, and the publication of a report by the Centre for Workforce Intelligence on the future pharmacist workforce.