Survey findings: Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, how is Africa’s higher education sector faring? Latest research from the Africa portal where you can find more papers and reports from African universities. There is a specialist research library for COVID related materials.
According to the latest IFS report “The government is quietly tightening the financial screws on students, graduates and universities. Students will see substantial cuts to the value of their maintenance loans, as parental earnings thresholds will stay frozen in cash terms and the uplift in the level of loans will fall far short of inflation. This […]
UNITE union reveals Black students experiences with university housing 54% of Black students surveyed reported having been the victim of some form of racism in their accommodation.
A shocking report from Times Higher of a study showing doctoral students at high risk of suicide due to stress. The Co-op foundation’s Lonely but not alone campaign offers students forums of support and messages for those experiencing loneliness.
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Gender differences in subject choice leads to gender pay gap immediately after graduation. Data rich publication from IFS which explores differences in pay between male and female graduates and attempts to map them to the subjects studied at university.
UCAS has published a report, Starting the Conversation, which explores mental ill health in university applications. There has been a 450% increase in declarations in the last decade but despite this UCAS estimates 49% of those effected did not declare it. And there were variations in who declared: female applicants were more likely to declare than […]
Published this week by IFS this report considers evidence on the potential benefits of a degree by studying earnings of recent graduates in a range of subject areas. The focus is on whether certain social class and ethnic groups get more economic benefit out of going to university. According to the website:“The research finds that people […]
A relevant question at the moment. The results of a JISC digital experience insights survey based on conducted with 21,697 higher education (HE) students and 5,372 in further education (FE) between October 2020 and December 2020. It focuses on the positive and negative aspects of their experience of remote learning and offers suggestions for future development.
A new report from the The Office for Students’ considering usage of online technology for teaching and learning during the pandemic and its future . The website has the full text of the report plus a video of its launch. A response from David Kernohan of WonkHE .
The latest QS university rankings have been published. Leicester is at #242. There are 51 subject rankings for 2021. You should consult the methodology on how they are compiled. Other well known rankings are the Times Higher and the Academic ranking of World Universities.