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.
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has notified HEFCE of the need to make £150 million of savings from the HEFCE teaching grant. [Note 1]
HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund is supporting the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to develop a new education pathway for apprentices to continue their studies through foundation, bachelor and masters level.
The results of the 2013-14 Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey highlight an increase of 10 per cent in the volume of interactions between universities and the economy and society, from £3.6 billion in 2012-13 to over £3.9 billion in 2013-14.
An independent report provides a comprehensive insight into the varied costs and benefits arising from participation in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
HEFCE is supporting an independent review into computer science degree provision and graduate employability led by Sir Nigel Shadbolt.
The funding bodies for higher education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as part of their statutory responsibilities, are consulting on a new approach to quality assessment to meet the future needs of students, employers and the sector.
A report published by HEFCE shows that in 2013-14 universities and colleges in England significantly increased their investment in measures to widen access and improve success for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The report demonstrates that the HEFCE SO allocation is the largest single source of funding contributing to activity to widen access and support student success, and that institutions are investing it strategically to support students throughout the student lifecycle.