Widening participation

HE Policy update w/e 29th June 2018

Mental health – the next policy frontier The self-styled “Minister for Students” has been campaigning this week on student mental health. You can read the government press release here.  “The plans include, As part of a new package of measures announced by Sam Gyimah on student mental health: The announcement of a University Mental Health Charter… Read more »

CEL BU present: All of us put other people first”: Narratives from a participatory photodiary study with university student carers

Colleagues, Interested in the lived experiences of student caring for others? Dr Jacq Priego, with Prof Debbie Holley from CEL share their research findings at an SHRE event Monday 3rd September 13.00-14.00 – open now for booking   This is partnered with webinar that will be of interest to those undertaking Professional Doctorate Journeys; narratives… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 15th June 2018

A busy week for publications this week, while the government have been busy with Brexit votes and there is a positive story about immigration rules. The Economics of HE The Commons Public Accounts Committee published its report on the higher education market on Friday. After some interesting evidence sessions, Research Professional report that the outcome is disappointing:… Read more »

What students really want – a CELebrate/policy event

BU hosted Dr Diana Beech from the Higher Education Policy Institute on Wednesday morning for a policy breakfast, part of this year’s CELebrate symposium.  In a packed room and despite the early start, we had a great discussion about student perceptions, value (and value for money). Diana started with a review of the HEPI/AdvanceHE 2018… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 8th June 2018

HEPI Student Experience Survey The  Higher Education Policy Institute  (HEPI) and  Advance HE  have published a joint  report on student academic experience.  The report was launched at the annual HEPI conference and Sam Gyimah gave the keynote address. The report includes a lot of insight and is worth looking at – there are some new questions… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 15th May

A day early this week! Brexit In the PM’s speech this week referred to below, she mentioned the implications of Brexit for research: …. since 2010 the number of overseas students coming to study at UK universities has increased by almost a quarter. The UK will always be open to the brightest and the best… Read more »

Succeeding with non-traditional learners in HE: a workshop recap

Apologies for cross posting: An extract from the blog on Continuing Access and Education featuring BUs own Shell Morgan. Shell is the Associate Dean for the Student Experience with the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University: Michelle Morgan (Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Student Experience at Bournemouth University)–stepping in for Liz Thomas–gave an… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 11th May 2018

Fees and funding Loans and parental contributions – The implication of the means-tested maintenance loan is that parents will make up the difference for those not receiving the full loan (ie if parental income is over £25,000)– parents are not always expecting or planning for this and sometimes parents are unable in practice to make up… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 27th April 2018

HE review deadline approaches – the latest on fees and funding Thank you to the staff and students who responded to the HE review survey that we ran before and after Easter, we are preparing our response and will use the data from the survey to inform it. We asked respondents for their top 3… Read more »