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Briefing Report 367 HEA - Evidencing teaching excellence - Analysis of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF2) provider submissions

Briefing Report 367 HEA - Evidencing teaching excellence - Analysis of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF2) provider submissions

Briefing Report 366 Universities Scotland - Working to Widen Access

Briefing Report 366 Universities Scotland - Working to Widen Access

HE Insight Paper 27 - The implications of organisational change for UK HE

HE Insight Paper 27 - The implications of organisational change for UK HE

Good Practice Briefing 06 - Responding to the student mental health crisis

Good Practice Briefing 06 - Responding to the student mental health crisis

Briefing Report 365 HEFCE - Financial health of the higher education sector - 2016-17 to 2019-20 forecasts

Briefing Report 365 HEFCE - Financial health of the higher education sector - 2016-17 to 2019-20 forecasts

Briefing Report 364 Sutton Trust - Admissions in Context - the use of contextual information by leading universities

Briefing Report 364 Sutton Trust - Admissions in Context - the use of contextual information by leading universities

Briefing Report 363 DFE - Government consultation on the role of the OfS and regulation of HEIs

Briefing Report 363 DFE - Government consultation on the role of the OfS and regulation of HEIs

Briefing Report 362 OFFA - Understanding a whole institution approach to widening participation - Final report

Briefing Report 362 OFFA - Understanding a whole institution approach to widening participation - Final report

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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.
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.