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2013 Student Academic Experience Survey

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Pub lished by Hepi and which? covers what students think about contact time, course content and the learnign experience.

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Implicit bias in academia: A challenge to the meritocratic principle and to women's careers - And what to do about it League of European Research Universities

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Approaches to assessing impacts in the humanities and social sciences: recommendations from the Canadian research community: LSE Impact of the Social Science Blog

Approaches to assessing impacts in the humanities and social sciences: recommendations from the Canadian research community: LSE Impact of the Social Science Blog | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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New study shows the benefits of international students are ten times greater than the costs – and are worth £310 per UK resident - HEPI

New study shows the benefits of international students are ten times greater than the costs – and are worth £310 per UK resident - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan International Pathways are jointly publishing a major new piece of research,

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Collections as a Service: A Research Library's Perspective | Linden | College & Research Libraries article

Collections as a Service: A Research Library's Perspective | Linden | College & Research Libraries article | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Collections as a Service: A Research Library's Perspective covers Yale University.

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 Scholars on Twitter: who and how many are they?

The paper was presented at the 16th International Conference on Scientometrics & Informetrics held on October 16-20, 2017 in Wuhan, China.

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New guide explains the mysteries of university rankings - HEPI

New guide explains the mysteries of university rankings - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) are jointly publishing A Guide to UK League Tables in Higher Education by Sally Turnbull. The paper looks at what goes in to making up the three main UK university rankings, which are published by The Times and Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Complete University Guide. It considers the similarities and differences between them and urges prospective students, policymakers and higher education providers to use them with caution. …

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 On the relationships between bibliographic characteristics of scientific documents and citation and Mendeley readership counts: A large-scale analysis of Web of Science publications

can mendereley be used for citation ianalyis/ impact? pre print article via arxiv.org

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Universities UK Monitoring the transition to open access:

Universities UK Monitoring the transition to open access: | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The proportion of UK research which is available via open access is increasing at a considerable rate, with 37% of research outputs freely available to the world immediately at publication.

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Rules of the Game: University admisisons process- Sutton Trust

Rules of the Game: University admisisons process- Sutton Trust | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Report Overview

Rules of the Game analyses the university admissions process in the UK and looks at whether it may be a potential driver of the access gap.

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New Tricks: Innovative approaches to lifelong learning- Fabian Society report.

New Tricks: Innovative approaches to lifelong learning- Fabian Society report. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Technological development, globalisation, changing demographics and shifting global demand mean the nature of work is changing faster than ever,

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Mental health services for post 16 students in England - Commons Library briefing -

Useful Summary of recent policy and research on the topic.

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National Security, the Assault on Science, and Academic Freedom | AAUP- American Association University Professors

National Security, the Assault on Science, and Academic Freedom | AAUP- American Association University Professors | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
An AAUP Committee A report on threats to academic freedom in science, particularly in the areas of international scholarly exchange and climate science.
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Unwrapping Graduate Outcomes: Presenting the operational design | HESA

Unwrapping Graduate Outcomes: Presenting the operational design | HESA | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Following two years of review, design, and consultation, we are today publishing the operational design for Graduate Outcomes, our new national survey that will capture vital information on the activities and views of graduates.
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Committee of University Chairs- Higher Education Remuneration Code Consultation on Proposed Guidelines

Higher Education Remuneration Code
Consultation on Proposed Guidelines

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Regional variation in costs and benefits for higher education providers in England - Higher Education Funding Council for England

Regional variation in costs and benefits for higher education providers in England - Higher Education Funding Council for England | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

is it more expensive to be based in London?

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New research suggests levels of independent study are more important than contact hours in determining how much students learn - HEPI

New research suggests levels of independent study are more important than contact hours in determining how much students learn - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

In What affects how much students learn? (HEPI Policy Note 5), Professor Tim Blackman, the Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University, undertakes new analysis of the annual Student Academic Experience Survey and shows students’ self-reported learning gain depends upon: access to high-quality teaching; high levels of independent study (especially over 20 hours a week); support for students with low wellbeing; avoiding high levels of paid work (over 17 hours a week); location of study, with extra challenges for London-based students; and studying at an institution with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence

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A beginner's guide to the Office for Students | Wonkhe | Policy Watch

A beginner's guide to the Office for Students | Wonkhe | Policy Watch | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
It's the most far-reaching change to HE regulation in England since 1992. From HERA to implementation, Catherine Boyd walks you through everything you need to know about the OfS.
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Authorship and citation manipulation in academic research

Authorship and citation manipulation in academic research | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Some scholars add authors to their research papers or grant proposals even when those individuals contribute nothing to the research effort. Interesting PLOS article.

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Ten Reasons Libraries Are Still Better Than the Internet | American Libraries Magazine

Ten Reasons Libraries Are Still Better Than the Internet | American Libraries Magazine | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Even the smartest phone’s intelligence is limited by paywalls, Twitter trolls, fake news, and other online hazards. Here are 10 reasons why libraries are still better than the internet.
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The Many Faces of Digital Visitors & Residents: Facets of Online Engagement

The Many Faces of Digital Visitors & Residents: Facets of Online Engagement | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This OCLC Research Report challenges the digital natives vs. digital immigrants paradigm; that is, the common assumption that younger people prefer to conduct research in a digital space while older people rely on physical sources for information.
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Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Public Health Scholars

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Public Health Scholars | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program investigates how the research support needs of scholars vary by discipline. In 2016-2017 Ithaka S+R examined the changing research methods and practices of public health scholars conducting research through U.S. institutions.

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2017 End of Cycle Report- UCAS

The UCAS End of Cycle Report 2017 is the first national overview of demand for, and acceptances to, UK higher education (HE) for the 2017 admissions cycle. by age, geographical region, socioeconomic background.

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Student grades: How confidence can hinder success

Student grades: How confidence can hinder success | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Interesting posting from the Conversation. Research shows that many students are excessively optimistic about course grades. Those with a stronger sense of personal control are also less likely to receive the grades they expect.

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Mapping the future of academic libraries | SCONUL

SCONULreport on future challenges.

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The higher education market - National Audit Office (NAO)

The higher education market - National Audit Office (NAO) | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Young people are making complex choices about higher education without much effective help and advice, and the institutions concerned are under very little competitive pressure to provide best value.
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