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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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Overseas student numbers part of a "political target"
The latest parliamentary exchange between MPs and Prime Minister Theresa May over net migration targets and international students sheds some light on the government's position, says Mike Ratcliffe, Oxford-based university administrator and Director of More Means Better.
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Paying close attention to the student experience is as important for online learning as it is for campus-based courses, according to Julie Stone, Director of the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL).
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Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, Policy Advisor to the Higher Education Authority (Ireland) and Emeritus Professor and Director at the Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology, responds to a new highly critical analysis of global university league tables from Bahram Bekhradnia, President of the Higher Education Policy Institute.
Global rankings of universities suffer from major flaws and should be largely ignored by governments, institutions and students, according to a new report published by the Higher Education Policy Institute.
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The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has damaged its reputation among EU members, according to early findings from a British Council survey.
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Less than one per cent of senior academic managers in UK universities are British ethnic minority women, new figures from the Equality Challenge Unit have revealed.
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As the Higher Education Funding Council for England launches its long-awaited consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework planned for 2021, Professor Nick Talbot, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact at the University of Exeter, examines some of the key issues it raises.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England has announced a new £60 million programme to increase participation in higher education across England.
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The University of Leicester is launching what it describes as a unique scholarship scheme that aims to boost the number of medical school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Refugees and asylum seekers present universities with particular challenges in relation to applications and widening access. Ima Jackson , Lecturer in Health and Life Sciences  at Glasgow Caledonian University , considers the significance of new guidance on the issue from Universities Scotland.
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Lord Norton of Louth outlines the thinking behind a new parliamentary-led inquiry he is chairing, launched by the Higher Education Commission, to investigate innovation in alternative models of delivering Higher Education.
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A new parliamentary-led inquiry conducted by the Higher Education Commission is to investigate innovation in alternative models of delivering Higher Education.
As the Office for Fair Access publishes a report on new tools for evaluating the impact of financial support for students on efforts to widen access to HE, Dr Colin McCaig, Reader in Higher Education Policy, Sheffield Hallam University who led the research team for developing the tools, outlines the basis of the study.
The Department for Education has been challenged over its "unprecented refusal" to publish details of teacher training allocations for next year.
Leicester National Space Centre - could new R & D cash benefit space science?
As the higher education sector welcomes news of an extra £4.7 billion for research and development announced in the Autumn Statement last week, Professor Martin Barstow, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Science Projects and Director of the Leicester Institute of Space and Earth Observation at the University of Leicester, examines some of the key questions outstanding over the funding.
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Publication by the Department for Education of new data on graduate outcomes, including employment, earnings, and further study, is useful -- but the statistics still suffer from limitations and must therefore be handled with care, warns Alan Palmer, Head of Policy and Research for MillionPlus.
The University of Worcester has launched a new executive course in partnership with a private university in Germany.
The University of Central Lancashire is to lead a £2 million regional drive to encourage more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to consider higher education.
De Montfort University has established a base at a new business centre in Leicester to foster collaboration between businesses and university experts.
The University of East Anglia has doubled its target for philanthropic fund-raising, after raising £53 million in three years.
Staffordshire University has launched an exchange programme with the Nippon Sport Science University in Japan, which has produced a number of Olympic athletes.
A new research institute which will explore the social and economic impact of culture has been officially launched at the University of Hull.
A huge outdoor screen has been put up on the side of a new art and design building at De Montfort University Leicester so students, staff and visitors can watch screenings and presentations throughout the year.
The Leadership Foundation for HE has launched a “Governors’ Equality and Diversity Toolkit”, designed to help governors understand the issues and how to develop diversity and equality “in a way that supports the distinctiveness of the institution”.
The University of Sheffield is to play a key role in the UK’s new Future Manufacturing Hubs, announced by the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson.