How do this year’s A’ level results compare? For official statistics see the Department of Education official data.from 2003 onwards. It includes exam results and performance tables. For data on application and acceptance rates at UK universities try the UCAS data sites. It also includes some reports on factors associated with predicted and achieved […]
This week the Trussell Trust published research that during school holidays more children receive and rely on food bank emergency supplies. They quote the statistics that 67,506 three day emergency food supplies were provided for children by The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network in July and August 2016 compared to 63,094 in May and June 2016. […]
…according to the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report from the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School and International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) released recently. It will be the first of a series of annual reports which will monitor progress. Chapters include how access to information can […]
IFS has provided an estimate that students from ‘low-income families graduating with the highest debt levels, in excess of £57,000.’ Also published this week from HEPI an interesting report on what new students expect from university. For more information on student loan statistics see this June 2017 briefing from the House of Commons Library Student […]
‘Social mobility policies have made little Impact’ according to the latest Social Mobility Commission report which assesses 20 years of government policy. It includes sections on early years, school age children, young people and the entry into the work force.
Celebrate gay pride – with the Gay t-shirt archive! Wearing gay history digitized t-shirt collections of numerous lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender archives across the United States. Only 4 in 10 people feel a suitably qualified transgender person should definitely be employed as a police officer or primary school teacher… according to the latest British […]
Interesting new study released by Comres for Universities UK entitled Education, consumer rights and maintaining trust, focuses on how students view their roles as consumers – what they expect the university to do and how trust and good relations can be maintained. 47% view themselves as a customer but that is fewer than believe they […]
The CILIP medals have been announced. http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/2017-winners-announced.php We have the books in stock in our resources collection, floor 1, yellow zone. The Carnegie Medal (best children’s book) goes to Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Our copy http://librarysearch.le.ac.uk/44UOLE_VU1:default_scope:44UOLE_ALMA21177369560002746 The Kate Greenaway (best illustrated children’s book) goes to There is a tribe of kids, illustrator […]
The Open Knowledge Foundation has just published its open Data index. It provides links to examples of good practice from governments worldwide and considers the problems with the state of open data.
Released this week experimental statistics on employment and earnings of higher education graduates 5 years after graduation. The longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data brings together information from the Department for Education with employment, benefits and earnings information from the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Data is presented for 23 subject […]