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This report examines how outcomes vary for different student groups based on a range of factors including gender, disability, educational disadvantage, age, ethnicity and entry qualifications. For the first time this data also includes outcomes for BTEC students.
Funding totalling £1.5 million has been awarded by HEFCE to 17 universities in England, to improve support for the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate research students. Five further universities are involved in the scheme as partners in joint projects. The HEFCE funding is being matched by the participating institutions.
Students across the country are being encouraged to participate in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS), which closes on 30 April 2018.
The financial results for the English higher education sector in 2016-17 were sound overall, but there is significant variation in the financial performance and position of individual universities and colleges.
The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the second phase of a medical training expansion programme which is funding a total of 1,500 new medical student places. This is the largest ever expansion of medical training, adding a quarter more places to the previous total.
The February 2018 conference will enable project teams to begin to establish communities of practice for key safeguarding areas and to share best practice.
Expert panel members have been appointed to carry out assessments for the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework subject-level pilot project during spring 2018.
For the first time, it is possible to compare subjects based on how vocational they are, using a new measure called the occupations subject concentration ratio, or OSCR.
HEFCE has awarded £20 million to a consortium of more than 60 universities, businesses and industry experts to establish an Institute of Coding.
Over 30 universities and colleges in England have been awarded a share of £6.1 million by HEFCE to develop new and enhanced higher education courses.
As 126 higher education providers apply to take part in Year Three of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, HEFCE has appointed the expert panel and assessors who will carry out the assessments.
A new £3 million programme has been launched to support higher education in small, specialist healthcare disciplines that are experiencing difficulty in recruiting or retaining students.
The Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) has received a letter asking us to look into governance issues concerning the University of Bath’s decision on the retirement terms of its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell.
HEFCE has set up a technical advisory group to begin the development of Knowledge Exchange Framework metrics, and is calling for evidence to inform the work of the group.
HEFCE has published a report that shows graduates in the UK have a greater sense of personal wellbeing and life satisfaction than those without a higher education qualification.
Decisions on the Research Excellence Framework provide clarity to the sector on implementation of Lord Stern’s review, following extensive consultation.