The UK funding bodies for higher education have published two further research reports that provide supporting evidence for the consultation published on 1 October.
After a successful first year in which the Register has shown its value to users, we are enhancing it further and continuing to encourage its use.
The UK funding bodies for higher education have published a joint consultation on changes arising from their review of information about learning and teaching, and the student experience.
HEFCE is consulting on its proposed approach to monitoring compliance with the new ‘Prevent’ duty in the higher education sector in England. The duty means that governors and proprietors of institutions must have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
A total of 12 collaborative projects, including over 70 universities and colleges, will receive £4 million over three years to run pilot projects that will test and evaluate measures of learning gain in English higher education.
The report evaluates and summarises findings from the £25 million initiative, which involved 40 higher education institutions in 20 projects to support and improve progression to taught postgraduate education.
Entry qualifications, gender, ethnicity, disadvantage, previous school type, subject area, mode of study, age and disability all play a part in degree outcomes.
We are seeking a nominee from the higher education sector to represent the four UK higher education funding bodies on the Board of Directors of the Higher Education Academy.
Evidence from the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey suggests that, far from being under-employed, the majority of graduates are in jobs that use their skills.
HEFCE has published a study investigating the impact of disability, age, sex, ethnicity, nationality and early career researcher status on the selection of staff for inclusion in the REF 2014.
The satisfaction rate for students studying at UK higher education institutions (HEIs) and further education colleges (FECs) remains high with 86 per cent saying they are satisfied overall with their course in this year's National Student Survey (NSS). A further 7 per cent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with their higher education experience; and only 7 per cent were dissatisfied (5 per cent) or strongly dissatisfied (2 per cent).
‘Steps to Postgraduate Study’ is a new website providing information for students who are making decisions about postgraduate taught (PGT) study.
A report exploring international comparisons with UK interdisciplinary research highlights an increasing global trend towards interdisciplinarity, and confirms the UK’s world-leading research performance.
Record levels of people from lower-income families are now entering higher education. Similarly, the numbers of students with disabilities, and from black or ethnic minority groups, are continuing to increase. However, these groups still underachieve in terms of degree results, progression into further study and graduate-level employment.