Find out by downloading a new research study published by staff from Cardiff University this week. It is based on a survey of over 2200 staff from Russell Group universities and found that women were often in lower positions due to a combination of factors – having children, being a woman in general and doing […]
This article mentioned in the Times Higher last week had the headline Do some overtime (but not too much) It is based on this article: Fontinha, R., Easton, S., & Van Laar, D. (2019) ‘Overtime and quality of working life in academics and nonacademics: The role of perceived work-life balance.’ International Journal of Stress Management, 26(2), 173-183 which used […]
Released by JISC this week and based on extensive user research is the latest version of this road map which signposts the best route to creating a future digitally-inclusive university.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student attainment at UK universities: #closingthegap Universities UK A report setting out five steps universities can take to help close the attainment gap which exists between students of different ethnicities at UK universities. Mindsets, Paths and Identities: the Experiences of Senior Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Leaders in Higher Education […]
Announced recently by IFS, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Angus Deaton. It aims to examine opportunity as well as wealth and social mobility. Also released this week on the topic of social mobility and education: A NEON report showing white working class students have less access to top UK universities. Get the full […]
…according to a recent survey by UCU union. There are only 25 black female professors in the UK. 0.1 % of the total percentage. The report Staying Power interviews 20 of them on their experiences revealing that they feel that they have to work harder and longer. A freedom of information request from the BBC revealed recently […]
Shocking findings from UCEA the Universities and Colleges Employers Association in their latest report released this week. UCEA’s research focuses on the difference in basic pay between men and women in two broad groups – black and Asian – compared with those of white men and white women. Using HESA staff data for 2016-17, UCEA finds that […]
Interesting research from IFS looking at early career rewards from obtaining a degree. It focuses upon overall average impact of attending HE on earnings at age 29, taking into account previous characteristics pre-university. Interestingly women often earn more in the first few years than men but later in life they fall behind due to career breaks.
10th October was World Mental Health Day and the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit has been held. Its website has reports and decisions. Why is it necessary to focus on mental health? The Education Policy Unit’s Access to childrens mental health services report for 2018 found that the number of referrals to mental health […]
A new national learning analytics service has been launched by Jisc. It is the world’s first national student learning analytics service. Its website has information on its aims in decreasing student drop out. It also includes a code of practice for ethical use of the data . Jisc have also developed for students a free […]