Login

close

Login

If you are a registered HEi-know user, please log in to continue.


Unregistered Visitors

You must be a registered HEi-know user to access Briefing Reports, stories and other information and services. Please click on the link below to find out more about HEi-know.

Find out more
Research England launches £4m fund to boost international collaboration

Research England has launched a new, competitive, £4 million fund designed to help higher education institutions (HEIs) expand their existing research collaborations with universities and research organisations outside of the UK.

Public positive about universities but question graduate work skills and value for money

A national poll of the public on their perceptions of universities has produced mixed results.

HE experts' views on the decade's most influential HE reports

HEi-know asked 12 higher education experts to name what they see as the most influential HE reports of the past decade. Here are their views.

Browne review is the most influential HE report of the last decade, say experts

The votes are in and the result is unequivocal. The most influential higher education report of the last decade is the October 2010 Browne report: higher education funding and student finance , according to a range of experts.

OfS urges universities to work with partners to support students mental health


Universities must ensure they are working effectively with partners to support students' mental health and wellbeing, Office for Students Chief Executive Nicola Dandridge will tell MPs today [Wednesday 31 October 2018].

Speaking to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Students, she will say that this is a priority for the OfS because it is a priority for students.

And she will unveil findings of a new analysis on student wellbeing an happiness, which shows some of the key factors affecting levels of happiness among students, including subject studied and employment prospects.

In her remarks to MPs, Nicola Dandridge will say: "All students deserve to get the support they need to cope with times of mental ill health and distress. But there are times when that support does not get to where it is needed, when it is needed.

"Every time I meet with groups of students and student unions, the challenge of mental health is raised, and the members of the OfS Student Panel have also raised it as a priority.

"I know many universities and colleges are already working hard to improve their support services for mental health and wellbeing, but all have a responsibility to provide the right support for mental health and wellbeing.
"Mental health and wellbeing are complex issues, but universities are full of people who excel at working with complexity.

"So I believe that – with the challenge and support provided by the OfS – higher education providers can and will address these issues, so as to enable their students to flourish and unlock their potential."

She will highlight how the OfS is working to improve support for students in a range of ways, including    challenging registered providers to improve their support for their students' mental health; funding activities that directly support students, including a guide to help universities prevent student suicides, and a £6 million Challenge Competition for innovative projects to combat the rise in student mental health issues; delivering a £1.5 million collaboration with Research England that will support postgraduate research students; working in partnership with providers, charities and other organisations to encourage good practice through the University Mental Health Charter and the Universities UK Mental Health in HE Advisory Group; and  improving the data and evidence around what the problems are, what causes them and what works best to address them, such as the new analysis published today that shows how different characteristics impact on graduates' anxiety, life satisfaction and happiness.

Back