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Social mobility thread must run through new Office for Students, says OU

Social mobility thread must run through new Office for Students, says OU | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Open University urges student regulator to put social mobility at heart of mission publishes pamphlet on the issue

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Gender Representation in UK Research Institutions

Back in November, we released the first in our series of Digital Research Reports on gender representation in research using data from Dimensions.

Today, we’re pleased to release the second report in the series which is focused on gender representation across all fields of research in UK institutions.
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Escape of the wealthy: The unfairness of the English student finance system

Escape of the wealthy: The unfairness of the English student finance system | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This report looks at the UK higher education fee regime and finds that 10% of the 1 million+ UK-domiciled full-time and part-time students studying first degrees at English universities are likely to escape the student fee system by paying their fees up front, undermining successive government claims that the current system is progressive. The research… Read more »
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The Impact of Selective Secondary Education on Progression to Higher Education- HEPI report

The Impact of Selective Secondary Education on Progression to Higher Education- HEPI report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Most previous research on grammar schools has focused narrowly on eligibility for Free School Meals as a measure of disadvantage. But with 45% of pupils at grammar schools coming from families with below median incomes, a broader consideration of the impact of grammar schools on social mobility is necessary.

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Oxbridge 'elitism' - Commons Library briefing - UK Parliament

Oxbridge 'elitism' - Commons Library briefing - UK Parliament | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Future of social science - insights, opportunities and expectations - Economic and Social Research Council

ESRC web page Research funding is going through a period of rapid change, including the introduction of a number of significant new research funds. The content in this section provides information on these changes and the funding opportunities for social science research to make a contribution to society

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A Grand Challenges-Based Research Agenda for Scholarly Communication and Information Science

A Grand Challenges-Based Research Agenda for Scholarly Communication and Information Science | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Final Report from the MIT Grand Challenges Summit.
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Is family support essential to getting into selective universities? | Wonkhe | Comment

Is family support essential to getting into selective universities? | Wonkhe | Comment | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Susan Mueller, of the charity Stand Alone, introduces two universities pledging to help students who don’t have family support.
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How lonely are today's students? | Wonkhe | Policy Watch

How lonely are today's students? | Wonkhe | Policy Watch | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Jim Dickinson and Arthi Nachiappan look at the latest ONS research on loneliness and young people
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Office for Students data strategy 2018 to 2021 - Office for Students

Office for Students data strategy 2018 to 2021 - Office for Students | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This document sets out how the OfS will use data to support its regulatory responsibilities for the period of the first OfS strategy, 2018 to 2021.
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The impact of undergraduate degrees on early-career earnings - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS

The impact of undergraduate degrees on early-career earnings - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it


On average, attending higher education increases the age 29 earnings of men by 6% and women by 26%. If we focus on the impact of graduating from higher education, these returns rise to 8% and 28%.

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Employer contributions should replace fees to relieve student debt, HEPI

Employer contributions should replace fees to relieve student debt, HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

On Thursday, 29thNovember 2018, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) publishes Fairer Funding: The case for a graduate levy (Policy Note 10) by Johnny Rich, which outlines a radical new approach to funding higher education.

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Degree classification: transparent, consistent and fair academic standards- Universities UK report

A wide range of factors behind the increase in the number of graduates receiving first and upper-second class degrees.
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Pay as you go? Sutton Trust

Pay as you go? Sutton Trust | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
'Pay As You Go?' uses YouGov survey data from thousands of young graduates and employers to paint a detailed picture of graduate internships for the first time.
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Evaluation of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

Evaluation of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Findings on the effectiveness of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). Includes the application experience and support given to students.
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UCU - Report says students should apply to university after they get results

UCU - Report says students should apply to university after they get results | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Gender Quotas in Hiring Committees: a Boon or a Bane for Women?

Gender Quotas in Hiring Committees: a Boon or a Bane for Women? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Following in the footsteps of similar initiatives at the boardroom level in Norway and other European countries, the French government decided to impose a gender quota in academic hiring committees in 2015. The goal of this paper is to evaluate how this reform changed the way women are ranked by these committees
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Update on the sale of student loans - Commons Library briefing - UK Parliament

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New year, old arguments - value for money in higher education | Wonkhe | Analysis

New year, old arguments - value for money in higher education | Wonkhe | Analysis | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
New research from YouGov and The Times opens up some old arguments about value for money. The team make sense of it all.
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Analysis of degree classifications over time: Changes in graduate attainment - Office for Students

Analysis of degree classifications over time: Changes in graduate attainment - Office for Students | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This report provides an analysis of changes in the proportion of first and upper second class degrees awarded between 2010-11 and 2016-17.
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Scholars ARE Collectors: A Proposal for Re-thinking Research Support- Ithaka S+R, report

Scholars ARE Collectors: A Proposal for Re-thinking Research Support-  Ithaka S+R, report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
After fifteen years of digging into the research practices of scholars at Ithaka S+R, it is clear that scholars are collectors. We have found that they are creating and amassing increasingly complex personal collections of information over the course of their careers. These collections vary widely depending on the discipline and take many forms.
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Access to advantage- Sutton Trust report

Access to advantage- Sutton Trust report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Research Fellow Rebecca Montacute looks at how university access in England is impacted by the school attended and location in the country.
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Chatbots - now is the time Jisc report on HE potential

With chatbots active in some institutions and minimal investment required to get them up and running, now really is the time to explore this technology.
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2018 End of Cycle Report | Undergraduate- UCAS

2018 End of Cycle Report | Undergraduate- UCAS | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The UCAS End of Cycle Report 2018 is the first national overview of demand for, and acceptances to, undergraduate UK higher education (HE) for the 2018 admissions cycle.
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WomenCount: Leaders in Higher Education 2018

WomenCount: Leaders in Higher Education 2018 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
‘One area where universities have a hugely positive story to tell is the increasing role of women in leadership positions at our great institutions – from governance roles, to the executive, to leading academic and professional positions across our universities.’ Kate Hinter and Sarah John, Joint Heads of Perrett Laver's UK Higher Education Practice WomenCount…
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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).  2018

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).  2018 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Advance HE recently published the 2018 version of its Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES). Over 85,000 students from more than 100 UK higher education institutions participated in this annual survey, sharing their thoughts on the postgraduate taught experience.

How do students rate the PGT experience and how satisfied are they overall? Advance HE explores all in this infographic, a summary of the report’s key findings

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Study of over 85,000 students...