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Briefing Report 395 HEPI - Cracking the code - A practical guide for university free speech policies

Briefing Report 395 HEPI - Cracking the code - A practical guide for university free speech policies

Briefing Report 394 UCAS - The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and demand for full-time undergraduate higher education

Briefing Report 394 UCAS - The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and demand for full-time undergraduate higher education

Briefing Report 393 Reform - A degree of uncertainty - An investigation into grade inflation in universities

Briefing Report 393 Reform - A degree of uncertainty - An investigation into grade inflation in universities

Briefing Report 392 Lords Economic Affairs Committee - Treating Students Fairly - The Economics of Post-School Education

Briefing Report 392 Lords Economic Affairs Committee - Treating Students Fairly - The Economics of Post-School Education

Briefing Report 391 Advance HE-HEPI - 2018 Student Academic Experience Survey

Briefing Report 391 Advance HE-HEPI - 2018 Student Academic Experience Survey

Briefing Report 390 UKRI - Strategic Prospectus - Building the UKRI Strategy Insight, Inspiration, Impact

Briefing Report 390 UKRI - Strategic Prospectus - Building the UKRI Strategy Insight, Inspiration, Impact

HE Insight Paper 30 - Evolution of the TEF

HE Insight Paper 30 - Evolution of the TEF

Briefing Report 389 OIA -- Annual report 2017

Briefing Report 389 OIA -- Annual report 2017

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The Government’s industrial strategy takes insufficient account of Brexit and its effect on the regulatory regime and research and trading relationships, according to a committee of MPs.
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The University of Leicester has announced plans to open a campus in China in September that will offer dual degrees for UK and Chinese students.
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Sending personalised letters from student role models to teenagers from poor backgrounds increases the likelihood of them applying to selective universities, a government trial has shown.
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Applications to higher education teacher training in England and Wales have fallen by nearly 10,000 in a year while the number accepted onto courses dropped by 12 per cent, new figures show.
There has been an increase in the proportion of academics on permanent contracts over the past decade, university employers say. But the figures have been disputed by the University and College Union, which has described them as “deeply misleading”.
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As the deadline passes for responses to the consultation on the next Research Excellence Framework, Kim Hackett, REF manager at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, outlines some of the key issues that have emerged so far.
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As both the Budget and the recent grant letter to HEFCE reiterates the government’s call for universities to work more closely with, and potentially sponsor, schools (see HEi-know Briefing Report 336 ), HEi-know finds examples of close collaboration already taking place.
A £392 million government investment in the Midlands from the local growth fund to create a "Midlands Engine" has helped the University of Leicester and partners launch plans to develop a National Space Park.
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As the Higher Education Statistics Agency launches a consultation on plans to reform the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, Dan Cook, HESA's head of data policy and development, outlines the proposals and the reasons for the review.
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Pam Tatlow, chief executive of MillionPlus, outlines the arguments in a new report calling for local authorities and agencies to work with modern universities to help unify efforts behind the government’s devolution agenda and industrial strategy.
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Professor Philip Plowden, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Derby, considers the benefits and challenges of government plans for two-year degrees with fees of up to £13,500 a year.
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The Higher Education Academy has announced the official launch of the Global Teaching Excellence Award – believed to be the first global accolade to recognise universities demonstrating world-class commitment to teaching and learning excellence.
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HEi-know looks at how higher education leaders think Sir Mark Walport and Sir Michael Barber may respond to the challenges they face as heads of two new key HE bodies – UK Research and Innovation and the Office for Students.
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As the Higher Education and Research Bill completes its committee stage in the House of Lords and approaches report stage, HEi-know looks at amendments tabled and issues raised so far, and hurdles still to be cleared.
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Applications for full-time undergraduate places at UK universities have dropped by 5 per cent from home students and 7 per cent from EU students, new figures from UCAS show.
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As a new report from the Higher Education Policy Institute calls for HE institutions to embrace new technology, Ed Foster, Student Engagement Manager in the Centre for Academic Development & Quality at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) , and Jane McNeil, Director of Academic Development at NTU, warn that technology alone cannot improve learning.
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John Lonsdale, Director of Innovation and Enterprise at the University of Central Lancashire, assesses the opportunities for universities in the government’s new industrial strategy.
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Higher education leaders have warned that “fundamental flaws” in the proposed metrics and ranking system for the forthcoming Teaching Excellence Framework could make the TEF “unsustainable”.
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Universities have objected to plans to scrap the taught postgraduate supplement for clinical, high and intermediate-cost subjects.
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Universities minister Jo Johnson has announced amendments  to the Higher Education and Research Bill tabled as the government prepares to steer it through a crucial stage in Parliament.
The Midlands Innovation group of universities, including Leicester University, and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC).
Lancaster engineers are part of a team which will map some of the world’s most radioactive sites using sensing technology mounted on an advanced robotic vehicle.
The University of Sheffield’s Sheffield Water Centre, has been awarded £3.7 million to develop new scientific ways to manage distributed water infrastructure.
The CanTest project, which involves researchers at the University of Exeter, Cambridge, UCL and Leeds, and a number of international institutions, has been awarded £5 million as part of Cancer Research UK’s Catalyst Award. The project will investigate ways of bringing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to GP surgeries.
A £130 million investment in student residences at Hull University will help meet the growing demand for high-quality accommodation.
Leicester University is involved in a new £15m project funded by the UK Space Agency to help to protect tropical forests throughout the world.
Lancaster University is launching a £7.1 million low-carbon research and development programme to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Liverpool.
A partnership of three research institutions, led by Exeter University, has secured a £5m award to help protect local natural resources and the jobs dependent on them in the South West.
Sheffield Hallam University has launched an international academy to support new research and policy in efforts to reduce drug and alcohol dependency and aid recovery.
Hull University has been awarded £500,000 by the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund to help create a new football hub as part of a £15 million investment in the University’s sports facilities, currently underway.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has launched its new conference and event facility – a showcase space in the University’s £32 million campus transformation.
De Montfort University’s £3 million renovation of its campus centre has reached completion.