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Briefing Report 359 HE Commission - One Size Can’t Fit All - The Challenges Facing the Office for Students

Briefing Report 359 HE Commission - One Size Can’t Fit All - The Challenges Facing the Office for Students

Briefing Report 358 OECD Education at a Glance 2017

Briefing Report 358 OECD Education at a Glance 2017

Briefing Report 357 - UUK Review of the Teaching Excellence Framework Year 2

Briefing Report 357 - UUK Review of the Teaching Excellence Framework Year 2

Briefing Report 356 - Home Office - Second report on statistics being collected under the exit checks programme, ONS -International student migration research update August 2017

Briefing Report 356 - Home Office - Second report on statistics being collected under the exit checks programme, ONS -International student migration research update August 2017

Briefing Report 355 OFFA - Access agreements for 2018-19 - key statistics and analysis

Briefing Report 355 OFFA - Access agreements for 2018-19 - key statistics and analysis

Briefing Report 354 UUK International - Widening Participation in UK Outward Student Mobility - A picture of participation

Briefing Report 354 UUK International - Widening Participation in UK Outward Student Mobility - A picture of participation

Briefing Report 353 UUK - Patterns and Trends in UK Higher Education 2017

Briefing Report 353 UUK - Patterns and Trends in UK Higher Education 2017

Briefing Report 352 UCU-London Economics - The impact of student loan repayments on graduate taxes

Briefing Report 352 UCU-London Economics - The impact of student loan repayments on graduate taxes

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The Chancellor took the higher education sector by surprise  with his announcement that student number controls would be abolished, paid for by the sale of the student loan book.  Media FHE  looks at how higher education leaders and experts have responded to the news.
Philanthropic support for universities has grown faster in the UK than in the United States for the past five years, reaching £774 million last year, analysis by the ratings agency Moody's has shown.
The urge to fly the family nest and study in another part of the country is as strong as ever among would-be students despite the rising cost of a university education, a national survey has found.
A record number of students found places on full-time undergraduate courses this autumn, with more students from low income households entering higher education than ever before.
The government’s plan to remove student number controls is “credit positive” for UK higher education, but will mean greater challenges for universities with weak market positions, the ratings agency Moody’s has said.
The Government has spelled out the consequences for private higher education providers that over-recruit, in a new set of guidelines on student number controls.
The Government’s plan to fund removal of the cap on student numbers through the sale of the student loan book has “all the characteristics of a Ponzi scheme”, higher education policy experts have warned.
The European Commission has opened bids for Horizon 2020 – an €80 billion (£67.5 billion) seven year programme which aims to support research and innovation in Europe as well as boosting growth, jobs and quality of life.
A new consultation has been launched to investigate the quality of UK higher education being delivered at partner institutions and on branch campuses overseas.
Universities UK has withdrawn a case study in guidance suggesting that gender segregation may be permitted on campus under some circumstances, following criticism from the Prime Minister and the Education Secretary.
The Government has announced it is to provide £15 million to fund three to four pilot University Enterprise Zones to house clusters of high tech start up companies that can access expertise at local universities.
The full extent to which postgraduate programmes in England are being propped up by demand from international students has been revealed in a government study.
Performance indicators that show how universities perform against national benchmarks on widening access, student drop-out rates, and graduate employment, have been criticised for being too narrow and rigid in a sector-wide review.
The University of Derby has announced the appointment of Professor Rod Dubrow-Marshall to the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
The changing size and shape of UK higher education is traced in a new report covering the ten years up to 2011-12, including the period when the sector was preparing for significant funding reforms.
A raft of measures to encourage more UK students to study or take work placements abroad has been launched with government backing.
The UK remains a global research heavyweight and has overtaken the United States on quality and relative output, according to a new report.
The UK remains the most popular destination for ambitious Indian students seeking status and high quality courses, a survey has found.
Institutions have submitted research from 52,077 academics to the Research Excellence Framework -- just 324 fewer than were put forward in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, higher education funding councils have announced.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England has launched a £2 million programme to strengthen and broaden support for social entrepreneurship and social enterprise in universities and higher education colleges across England.
Collaborations between arts and humanities researchers and scientists can sometimes have an air of tokenism – with science projects simply bringing in artists to “make it look pretty”.
University museums will play a central role in next year’s Universities Week , planners of the event have said. (Image Copyright Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London )
The UK’s net migration target should be abandoned as it creates a “perverse incentive” to cut international student numbers, an influential think tank has recommended.
The UK’s global reputation for quality in higher education is based largely on research in its most prestigious universities, and much of this is due to the achievements of scholars from other countries, according to Bahram Bekhradnia, the outgoing Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute.
British universities have been urged to move towards a US-style system of credit transfer where students can switch institutions and trade “portable” qualifications.
Only half of black and minority ethnic students achieved top degrees in the UK last year, compared with more than 70 per cent of white students.
The UK has become a less attractive study destination thanks to its restrictions on work after studying, according to a poll of prospective students in India.
The best universities and businesses supporting postgraduate education have been recognised in the first ever Prospects Postgraduate Awards.
A new strategy on access to be published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills is expected to call for greater collaboration between universities, schools and colleges both regionally and nationally.
Nearly half of recent graduates are employed in “non-graduate” jobs, new national figures show.
Research funding may be frozen once again in the government’s next comprehensive spending review, a senior civil servant has warned.
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has appointed Sir Anthony Cleaver, the former IBM Chief Executive, as its new Chair.
“Crowd funding” on the internet may be trialled by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) in its search for new ways to support postgraduate study.
Professor Martin Hall has been appointed as the new chair of Jisc, succeeding Professor Sir Tim O’Shea.
University of Leicester will become the first top 20 university to launch a major paid internship programme to campus-based home or EU student undergraduates.
The 1994 Group has announced it is disbanding after 19 years of representing small research-intensive universities in the UK.
The proposed new system for regulating higher education in England is too complex and is not fit for purpose, a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute argues.
Policy-makers and higher education leaders will need to make difficult financial choices if universities are to satisfy unmet demand for places, a study of the funding challenges facing the sector suggests.
Canada has marginally overtaken the UK as the second most attractive study destination in the world, according to a new survey of overseas education agents.
The overall accuracy of teachers' predictions of A level grades dropped to 42 per cent when the A* grade was introduced in 2010, a government-commissioned study has found.
More than a fifth of high-achieving 11-year-olds do not go on to study at university, a study by education experts has found.
More than half of UK universities do not pay some of their staff enough to cover standard living costs, the National Union of Students (NUS) and Unison have claimed.
A new international programme will provide grants of up to £150,000 for UK and US-led research partnerships on “globally significant” issues – including energy and the environment.
A national initiative that helps students improve their mathematical and statistical skills is to get an £800,000 boost, the Higher Education Funding Council for England has announced.
The financial health of English higher education institutions weakened in 2012-13 – but not by as much as expected, an analysis has found.
Widening social, regional and gender divides in higher education participation among young people in England have been revealed in a new study.
Applications from overseas students for courses starting next year that require top grades -- at Oxford and Cambridge universities and medical,dentistry and veterinary schools -- have risen by 10 per cent, new figures show.
The current system of financial support for postgraduate students is failing and in urgent need of an overhaul, a new report from the 1994 Group says.
Higher education organisations and stakeholders have been invited to provide views and feedback on the National Student Survey to a "fundamental review" of the NSS.
Higher education has considerable impacts on those who experience it and on  wider society - but how is not always clear, according to a study commissioned by the government.
The pendulum between time spent on teaching and research has swung too far away from teaching  in England’s older universities, David Willetts, minister for universities and science, has warned.
Graeme Osborn, a York University politics graduate, has been appointed as the Higher Education Funding Council for England's first board member with specific responsibility for the student interest.
Students who work while they are at university fare significantly better in the jobs market when they graduate, new research has revealed.
Professor Paul Harrison will become Sheffield Hallam University's new Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation in January.
A “perfect storm” of factors that have hit household budgets and incentives for mature people to study has brought about a sharp drop in the number of part-time undergraduates, a national investigation has concluded.
Fusing technology and creative design in research and development benefits economic growth, a two year study has concluded.
Students applying for arts and humanities doctorates at seven institutions across the South East of England will share in a £17m funding award announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Universities should be at the tip of a new British invention revolution turning ideas into job creating businesses to help boost the UK economy, a new Government-commissioned report argues.
The number of UK university students taking courses or working abroad through the Erasmus scheme has risen by 7 per cent to a record high, according to new figures.
Queen's University Belfast has announced that Professor Patrick Johnston, currently its dean of medicine, dentistry and biosciences, is to be its next President and Vice-Chancellor.
Lifting the tuition fees cap to £16,000, as proposed by Oxford University’s Vice-Chancellor, would lead to an inequitable two-tier higher education system, a universities think tank has warned.
The Government has announced a package of investment in the "eight great technologies of the future" involving universities in key initiatives to drive forward advances.
Student leaders have condemned proposed regulations in the Government's immigration bill as "unworkable, unwelcoming and discriminatory".
The UK will be one of the world’s fastest growing destinations for international students over the next decade, according to a new report from the British Council.