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HE policy update w/e 30th June 2017

TEF As the sector continues to digest TEF the date to registration for appeals has already passed. The Times report that Durham, Liverpool, Southampton and York will be appealing their ratings. Read Jane’s TEF blog published by Wonkhe. The Times Higher have published a comprehensive review of the data. Graduate Outcomes The second NewDLHE consultation… Read more »

FAR Think Piece One: All of us put other people first

A series of short, reflective pieces about widening participation projects is being published from within the Fair Access Research (FAR) initiative, which aim to share ideas and experiences on widening participation projects from across the university, to provoke thought and to inspire. Think Piece One is written by Dr Jacqueline Priego, postdoctoral research fellow in CEL, about a co-production… Read more »

My voice, my story: the lived experience of being a non-traditional student at university

The Fair Access Research (FAR) team have been working with students to explore what it means to be a non-traditional student at university through the student voice, using photovoice, a participatory photographic and story technique. The undergraduates involved in the research, who were from widening participation (WP) backgrounds, became research co-creators. They took photographs to represent their experiences… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 12th May 2017

Higher Education and Research Act 2017 – the final text has now been published online and in a pdf version. The next step will be implementation of the many changes in the Act, which cannot move on substantially until after the election – and of course in the unlikely event of a Labour victory, implementation… Read more »

Widening Participation Guidance for Academic Advisers

The Fair Access Research project (FAR) has developed some guidance to support Academic Advisers when they are working with widening participation (WP) students. The results of a FAR staff survey in 2016 highlighted the vital role that Academic Advisers play in supporting members of staff in their engagement with WP students.  The FAR team worked with BU colleagues… Read more »

HE policy blog w/e 10th March 2017

Budget: There was very little about HE in the budget this time, as expected, apart from the announcement of the outcomes of the consultations on PG doctoral loans and part-time maintenance loans (see below). The announcement of a £300m fund for brightest and best research talent, including for 1,000 new PhD places and fellowships focused… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 10th February 2017

The Chair for the Office for Students (OfS) has been confirmed as Sir Michael Barber, Wonkhe profile his career here. Recruitment for the OfS Chief Executive is underway. Higher Education and Research Bill– amendments are being submitted for the House of Lords report stage. One focusses on students and academic staff at HE providers stating… Read more »

Widening Participation Research. Systematic Reviews: making sense of research

Systematic Reviews: making sense of research This Research Approach paper, developed by the Fair Access Research project (FAR) team at BU and Liverpool University in conjunction with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), outlines how to undertake a systematic review of widening participation research. Undertaking a systematic review enables researchers to explore a wide range… Read more »

Higher Education Policy update

Higher Education and Research Bill: The Committee stage of the Bill in the House of Lords will start on 9th January.  Amendments are added daily.  As of today, the list is 15 pages long and includes proposals for changes: To ensure students are on the electoral register To require providers to provide mental health services to students To… Read more »