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HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Student Information, NSS boycott, HE and Research Bill, Maintenance Grants and Loans, Education and Social Mobility, Autumn Statment and more: Last week was all about the HE Bill (which meant it was also about TEF, fees, student loans, immigration and Brexit) – and the… Read more »

Exploring and Evaluating Evidence Online Unit

This October saw the launch of the online Exploring and Evaluating Evidence (EEE) unit in FHSS.  Initial indications from the unit evaluations are that many students appreciated this approach to learning and the flexibility that it offered them. This was especially true for students who would otherwise have had to travel long distances to attend… Read more »

“The oversight of mathematics, statistics and numeracy support provision at university level: a guide for Pro-Vice-Chancellors”

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Those of you whose Learning Development provision includes maths support might be interested in the “cross posting” below….   =====   Dear sigma Network,   Just a reminder that the recent sigma publication “The oversight of mathematics, statistics and numeracy support provision at university level: a guide for Pro-Vice-Chancellors” is now available on our website at:… Read more »

Leading technology-enhanced learning online toolkit

Thank you to Chris Fowler for sharing We’re pleased to share with you the latest addition to our Research and Development series which focuses on examining how strategic change initiatives and the embedding of technological developments in institutions may enhance students’ experience of higher education. One specific strategic change-focused initiative was central to our examination… Read more »

New OECD guidelines on research ethics and new forms of data

Thank you to the UK data service for the orginal post New kinds of data are rapidly becoming available in massive quantities, providing a record of the transactions we carry out, the communications we make and other social and economic activities. These data offer significant potential for research, with the possibility of new insights and… Read more »

HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Higher Education and Research Bill, Teaching Excellence Framework, Student Finance, International Students, Social Mobility, Brexit, Fair Access and Progression: Higher Education and Research Bill – The bill will reach the report stage on Monday 21st November, and a long list of new amendments… Read more »

Video resource: “University spending explained”

An excellent resource for our #TeachBU students and members of staff has been made available via the Universities UK website. “Increased student contributions to the cost of higher education have led to a greater interest in university spending. This interactive explainer shows how universities in England spend their money, and how all of this ultimately… Read more »

HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Student Finance; International Students and Brexit; Fair Access and Progression, as well as other news: Lots of interesting developments in the UK last week while there has been a rather distracting international politics story abroad. Student finance The government have launched two new… Read more »

HE policy update

Dear all Schools that work for everyone consultation In addition to the consultation workshop (second one on 17th November) we have set up a short survey for staff members who have experience of working with schools as governors or otherwise – please complete the survey here and let us have your views (closing on 18th… Read more »

HE Policy update

Teaching Excellence The Higher Education Academy released a report on teaching excellence in a range of subjects – part of their response to the teaching excellence framework.  It includes a useful literature review and a report following interviews with academics.  The conclusions of the report include: pedagogic approaches are different for different subjects – the… Read more »