Policy

Funding opportunity available working with Understanding Society data

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Apologies for cross posting: ==== Our colleagues at Understanding Society, one of the largest household panel studies in the world, are accepting submissions for Policy Fellowships. The 6-12 month funding will see Fellows undertake a social science project, using Understanding Society data, which has the potential to make a substantial contribution to informing and influencing… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 23rd February 2018

It has been a busy week with the launch of the “major review of HE fees and funding” (except it may not be…) on Monday and a deluge of commentary and calls for change to follow. And other things happened too. Major Review of HE The much announced, long postponed HE “major” review is finally… Read more »

Women's Academic Network

New from the Women’s Academic Network – forthcoming semester 2 events Uncategorized Sara Ashencaen Crabtree The Women’s Academic Network (WAN) has been a not-so-quietly growing feature of academic life at BU since September 2013. For many women academics (those in the know) it offers an annual programme of events, activities and career support in a vibrant… Read more »

What value a National Teaching fellowship?

New on Wonkhe Vivien Rolfe examines the implications of the removal of funding awards from the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. Vivien Rolfe is grateful to Peter Hartley, James Davenport, Debbie Holley, and Stephen McHanwell for their contributions to this article.We write in a personal capacity.  ===== The new testimonies feature as part of a WONKHE.com article. The contributors to the article were Stephen… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 9th February 2018

Parliament is now in recess, returning on Tuesday 20 February. There won’t be a policy update next week. We’ll bring you all the latest news on Thursday 22 February. Technical v higher education Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Commons Education Committee gave the keynote speech at the Centre for Social Justice this week and… Read more »

A HEPI summary ‘what affects how much students learn?’

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With thanks to our Sarah Carter, OVC for sharing A HEPI policy note What affects how much students learn? was released today. The note reports the statistical analysis of the HEPI Student Academic Experience Survey (2017) question on self-reported learning gain. The analysis combined influencing variables to determine which aspects had the greatest effects for… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 26th January 2018

It’s been a busy bee week. We have oodles of news for you, feel free to scan through and find the sections that are most interesting to you! Ministerial update The new Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah, has been more active this week. The HE Review The much heralded and still elusive HE Review was a… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 19th January 2018

A quieter week policy-wise following the cabinet reshuffle. New minister – new set of priorities? Our new minister has been fairly quiet as he settles in and thinks about the many priorities – we expect that the PM wants him to focus on the “major review” – and despite pressure he has refused to get… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 12th January 2018

Cabinet Reshuffle Out with the old and in with the new…the cabinet reshuffle this week brings changes for HE. Goodbye to Jo Johnson as he departs from the Universities Minister role to become Minister of State for Transport and Minister for London. Nick Hillman, Director of HEPI, reflects on Johnson’s legacy in the Times Higher,… Read more »