Last week Universities UK launched its survey of institutions to gather up-to-date evidence on EU and non-EU student enrolments and applications across the sector. Questions in the survey include: student enrolments new entrants applications common pathways into UK higher education. According to Universities UK the data will be used for informing the evidence base for… Read more » about Universities UK launch International student applications and enrolments survey
In a week when the prime minister finally announced the ‘Review of Post-18 Education and Funding’ and suggested the possibility of tuition fees that vary for different institutions and courses, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has published a report on the topic. The report, ‘Differential tuition fees: Horses for courses? uses data from the… Read more » about HEPI report on differential student fees
On Wednesday the House of Commons Education Committee was provided with evidence by a group of vice chancellors on value for money in higher education. Key statements by institutions included: University of Liverpool – Professor Dame Janet Beer argued that longitudinal data is more indicative of graduate-level careers than DLHE data. Open University – Peter… Read more » about Value for money in higher education debate continues
Study.EU, a leading information provider for study choice in Europe, has ranked the UK as the second-most attractive European country for international students in its EU Country Rankings 2018. Germany was placed first and France third out of the 30 European countries ranked. The European countries were ranked based on scores in three dimensions: Education,… Read more » about Study.EU Country Ranking 2018
MillionPlus, the association for modern universities, has asked the government to provide clarity on immigration plans for higher education post-Brexit. Professor Dave Phoenix, Chair of MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, said: “The report rightly states that delays to the Immigration White Paper have created anxiety for EU citizens in the UK, many of whom… Read more » about Call for clarity on immigration plans for higher education post-Brexit
On Monday HEFCE confirmed it has appointed the 124 members of the seven subject-level panels for the subject-level TEF pilot. The pilot will run from March to May 2018 and panel members include a selection of students, academics, employers and Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.
On Monday The Department for Education released the Equality Analysis of changes to student finance for 2018/19 – an assessment of the effect that changes made to higher education student finance will have on groups with relevant protected characteristics. The changes for the 2018 to 19 academic year include: increases in grants and loans for… Read more » about Confirmed changes to student finances for 2018/19
It is anticipated that there will soon be a full announcement regarding the review of higher education funding and student finance. The review was first announced by Theresa May at the Conservative Party Conference in October 2017. There is further speculation the review will include both FE and HE, with a specific focus on student… Read more » about Update on review of higher education funding
This morning Universities UK published their facts and figures on higher education research which confirmed that in 2015/16 institutions received £4.2 billion from knowledge exchange activities. Data from the report also revealed: 76% of research at higher education institutions was considered as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for its overall quality in 2014 More than half… Read more » about Higher education knowledge exchange activities
Teresa May began her official trip to China on Wednesday with a visit to Wuhan University, where she announced bilateral education initiatives with a value of £550m. The focus will be on school opportunities including teacher exchanges, information sharing on vocational education and the launch of a campaign to promote English proficiency in China.