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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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Top 100 World Innovative Universities –Reuters listing

Top 100 World Innovative Universities –Reuters listing | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Measures production of patents, new research and new papers. Methodology on the website.

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Common Cause- Runnymede Trust report.

Today, universities are increasingly being encouraged to develop collaborations with partners beyond their walls.
Recent research suggests, however, that organisations and individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic communities may be under-represented in these partnerships

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An academic’s guide to writing well- Times Higher article

An academic’s guide to writing well- Times Higher article | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Scholarly prose can be verbose and unclear, and can obscure the point you are trying to make. Joe Moran offers his top 10 tips for writing well
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Transnational education: Global location, local innovation- Universities UK report

This report highlights the contribution to the economy and the benefit to both UK and host institutions as a result of delivering UK programmes overseas, and illustrates a variety of provision and programmes.
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World University Rankings 2019

World University Rankings 2019 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 includes more than 1,250 universities, making it our biggest international league table to date. It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. We use 13 carefully calibrated
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Equality in higher education: statistical report 2018

Equality in higher education: statistical report 2018 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Using data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the publication provides a snapshot of the age, disability, ethnicity and gender of staff and students in higher education for the 2016/17 academic year, as well as on the interplay of these identities (for example, female black students or male disabled staff). In addition, for the fourth consecutive year, the report presents information relating to institutional collection and return rates of gender reassignment, religion and belief and sexual orientation data.
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Beyond saints, spies and salespeople: new analogies for library liaison programmes – In the Library with the Lead Pipe

Beyond saints, spies and salespeople: new analogies for library liaison programmes – In the Library with the Lead Pipe | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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JISC  student digital experience survey

 the report contains the opinions of 37,000 students on their digital experiences in further and higher education.

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Universities caught making dubious and potentially misleading claims – which? report

Universities caught making dubious and potentially misleading claims – which? report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
A new Which? University investigation found six universities that could be misleading prospective students with unverifiable marketing claims.
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2018 Higher Education Power List WonkHE

2018 Higher Education Power List WonkHE | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The 2017 Higher Education Power List represents the top 50 movers and shakers around politics and policy for UK universities.
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Parent power 2018: Sutton Trust

Parent power 2018: Sutton Trust | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
In 2013 the Sutton Trust published Parent Power?, a landmark piece of work authored by Prof Becky Francis and Prof Merryn Hutchings demonstrating how social class influences parents’ ability to support their children in their schooling. Five years later Parent Power 2018 revisits the cultural and financial resources parents use to boost their children’s chances of educational success.
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Transitions: Student Minds transitioning to university mental health resources.

Transitions: Student Minds transitioning to university mental health resources. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Starting university can be a wonderful and exciting experience, but it can also bring is own unique challenges. We have two new guides that you can reach for when you need helpful tip
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David versus Goliath: The past, present and future of students’ unions in the UK- HEPI

David versus Goliath: The past, present and future of students’ unions in the UK- HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) is publishing a report on the past, present and future of students’ unions in the UK. Released just before the new academic year begins, the report traces the history of student representation in higher education to show its role in higher education debates.

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The NSS: a survey | Wonkhe | Data

The NSS: a survey | Wonkhe | Data | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
David Kernohan summarises the history of the NSS, and presents a range of historical data.
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Runnymede Trust / Aspirations among ethnic minority children

Aspirations are often suggested as an explanation for childrens' outcomes. This report, on the occupational aspirations of children, jointly published with the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, provides evidence on career aspirations among boys and girls of different ethnic groups, using the Millennium Cohort Study.
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Research cafés: how libraries can build communities through research and engagement

Research cafés: how libraries can build communities through research and engagement | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Article: Research cafés: how libraries can build communities through research and engagement
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Sexual misconduct and silenced students 1752 group

Sexual misconduct and silenced students 1752 group | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Our report ‘Silencing Students: institutional responses to staff sexual misconduct in higher education’
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Proceedings: The 23rd International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators

Proceedings: The 23rd International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

papers on performance indicators including use of social media.

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Religion and Belief: supporting inclusion of staff and students in higher education and colleges | Advance HE

Religion and Belief: supporting inclusion of staff and students in higher education and colleges" to higher education institutions across the UK, and colleges in Scotland
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The equality indicators are quietly flashing red | Wonkhe | Analysis: WonkHE

The equality indicators are quietly flashing red | Wonkhe | Analysis: WonkHE | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Mark Corver gets behind the headlines of UCAS’ recent release, and finds troubling results on the three major equality dimensions.
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Jisc Launches National learning analytics service

The world’s first national learning analytics service has been launched for the UK’s further and higher education sectors.  aims to reduce drop out rate.

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Targeted Tuition Fees: Is means-testing the answer?- HEPI

Targeted Tuition Fees: Is means-testing the answer?- HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The UK’s Higher Education Policy Institute and Canada’s Higher Education Strategy Associates are jointly publishing a new research paper on charging people from poorer backgrounds less for higher education.

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2018 annual report on education spending in England - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS

2018 annual report on education spending in England - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it


Our first annual report on education spending in England provides measures of spending per student in the early years, schools, further education and higher education back to the early 1990s, which are shown in the figure below. These series of day-to-day spending per pupil allow us to understand how policy decisions have affected the resources available to students in different stages of education over the long run. We find that:




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Books, computers…and Tupperware? Which? University reveals some of the most common and unusual course costs students face

Books, computers…and Tupperware? Which? University reveals some of the most common and unusual course costs students face | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Access all the latest press releases and statements from the Which? press office. Contact us for media enquiries and interview requests for our spokespeople.
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Capital gains: How school pupils become university students | Wonkhe | Analysis

Capital gains: How school pupils become university students | Wonkhe | Analysis | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Karen Macfarlane considers the investment needed in social capital that enables students to succeed
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