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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Which university graduates are favoured by employers? See the 2016 ranking of 150 institutions from the Times Higher. It includes definitions of what employers want when they are recruiting in terms of knowledge and experience. Methodology is described on the website.
Find out by downloading the 2016 Student academic experience survey from Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Higher Education Academy. It includes opinions of overall satisfaction, value for money and fees. Also offered are student perceptions of teaching skills, workloads and feedback and there is a section on student well being. Find more on […]
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Fascinating article from Science magazine which concludes that students and researchers from around the world are. It focuses upon downloads from SCI-HUB. It uses log data from the creator of the website and includes charts on most downloaded papers and publishers.
Download the latest annual Ross- Cass survey of charitable giving to universities which is carried out by the by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in Europe. It finds giving has increased by 8% since 2013-14, the highest number of gifts being given by alumni. The report also includes statistics on expenditure […]
Lies, damned lies and statistics on widening access to Russell Group universities Interesting article in the latest issue of Radical Statistic by Vikki Boliver which criticises the Russell Group Opening Doors report arguing that it is an illusion that the number of students from ‘diverse backgrounds’ has increased. Arguments are made on the basis of […]
A report published by the University and College Union on the discrepancy between men’s and women’s pay in the UK HE sector http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/7959/Holding-down-womens-pay-Feb-16/pdf/ucu_IWDpayreport_mar16.pdf