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 […]
A new open-access journal produced by Leicester Learning Institute – The Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (JLTHE) – was launched this week. The first issue can be read here. JLTHE is published using the Leicester Open Journals service. The journal aims to “raise the profile of scholarship in educational practice, and to […]
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The shocking findings from a recent NUS survey is that ‘1 in 3 Muslim students suffered discrimination and abuse’ In November 2017, NUS Women’s and Black Students’ campaigns undertook research to understand the experiences of Muslims in Further and Higher Education in the UK. This report outlines those findings and recommendations that arose from them. […]
The ‘gross benefits are, on average, £87,000 for each EU student and £102,000 for each non-EU student according to the latest research published this week by The Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan. Download the full text from the website to find out more. Also published this week by the Higher Education Policy Institute What […]
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Equality in higher education: statistical report 2017 from the Equality Challenge Unit The website of this organisation also has an excellent Athena Swan database of case studies on encouraging good practice in promoting gender and LGBT equality in higher education.
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 […]