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Measuring the broader impact of research: The potential of altmetrics

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"Altmetrics is a term to describe web-based metrics for the impact of publications and other scholarly material by using data from social media platforms (e.g. Twitter or Mendeley). This overview of studies explores the potential of altmetrics for measuring societal impact. It deals with the definition and classification of altmetrics. Furthermore, their benefits and disadvantages for measuring impact are discussed."

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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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Value for money in higher education inquiry - written submissions

Value for money in higher education inquiry - written submissions | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Publications for the Education Committee inquiry into value for money in higher education
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Official forecasts for future student numbers cut by 125,000 - or more than 10% - HEPI

Official forecasts for future student numbers cut by 125,000 - or more than 10% - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

HEPI is today launching a short paper, Why the OBR’s forecasts on students must improve, that questions the Office for Budget Responsibility’s predictions of future student numbers. These have led to the removal of over 100,000 students from the official forecasts for the next few years.

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Does leaving education in a recession have a lasting impact on living standards? - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS

Does leaving education in a recession have a lasting impact on living standards? - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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UK university social media league table 2017

UK university social media league table 2017 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Which universities have the most followers on youtube and twitter

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Graduates in the UK labour market - Office for National Statistics

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HEA report on TEF Year 2 submissions highlights the HE sector’s commitment to teaching excellence | Higher Education Academy

HEA report on TEF Year 2 submissions highlights the HE sector’s commitment to teaching excellence | Higher Education Academy | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
A new data-rich trends analysis Evidencing Teaching Excellence: Analysis of Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF2) Provider Submissions, commissioned by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), is released today.
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People & Planet University League- how green is your university?

People & Planet University League- how green is your university? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The 10th annual People & Planet University League published today reveals how a decade of student pressure on campus has transformed the sustainable development of Higher Education in the UK.

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Best universities for graduate jobs: Global University Employability Ranking 2017

Best universities for graduate jobs: Global University Employability Ranking 2017 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2017
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Brexit uncertainty: British Academy publishes 'risk list' of subjects | British Academy

Brexit uncertainty: British Academy publishes 'risk list' of subjects  | British Academy | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
In a report out today exploring Brexit’s impact on the humanities and social sciences, the British Academy has published a list of the subjects most at risk from uncertainty over immigration rules after Brexit. 36% of economists and 34% of those in modern languages come from EU countries other than the UK.
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Research Outputs: Investigating the economic activity of undergraduate students using administrative data - Office for National Statistics

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Equality in higher education: statistical report 2017 - Equality Challenge Unit

Equality in higher education: statistical report 2017 - Equality Challenge Unit | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Our tenth annual statistical report presents high-level equality data to highlight national issues and support institutional benchmarking.
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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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UCAS 2017 End of Cycle Report

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.
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HEFCE The wellbeing of graduates Assessing the contribution of higher education to graduates’ wellbeing in the UK

HEFCE The wellbeing of graduates Assessing the contribution of higher education to graduates’ wellbeing in the UK | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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House of Commons - Exiting the EU: challenges and opportunities for higher education: Government Response to the Committee’s Ninth Report of Session 2016–17 - Education Committee

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New national study: more care leavers going to university, but serious challenges remain National Network for the Education of Care Leavers

New national study: more care leavers going to university, but serious challenges remain National Network for the Education of Care Leavers | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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The graduate employment gap: expectations versus reality | CIPD Policy report

The graduate employment gap: expectations versus reality | CIPD Policy report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
In this report, the CIPD draws on the latest data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency to assess graduate outcomes 6 months after graduation.
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It is time to tackle the part-time crisis - HEPI

It is time to tackle the part-time crisis - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

HEPI is pleased to host this important contribution to the debate about the collapse in part-time higher education – and what to do about it – by the Vice-Chancellor of the UK’s largest university. Fixing the broken market in part-time study: Open University says part-time students ‘learning while earning’ need direct funding

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Fairer Fees: Sutton Trust report

Fairer Fees: Sutton Trust report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Report Overview

Analysis from London Economics for the Sutton Trust shows that the reforms to student finance introduced in October will reduce student loan repayments for graduates by £8,000. However, the report raises concern that these changes do not go far enough to tackle the problems of high student debt and its consequences

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Cross-government funding of research and development - National Audit Office (NAO)

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The student finance system needs shaking up – for the sake of poorer students- Conversation Blog.

The poorest students are leaving university with the most debt.
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What sort of TEF do students really want? | Wonkhe | Analysis

What sort of TEF do students really want? | Wonkhe | Analysis | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
A consortium of students' unions has seriously investigated what students want from TEF, with some interesting results that could have wide consequences for the debate.
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