NEWS & BLOG


Consultation on UK Quality Code for HE

The UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment (UKSCQA) opened a consultation of the UK Quality Code for HE in October 2017. You can find it at: Consultation on the UK Quality Code for HE For commentary see Wonkhe’s post by Catherine Boyd and Louis Coiffait,   What’s good again? Consultation launched on new UK Quality Code’

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Capplestone Gate’s award for Best all-round source for all things HE in the UK – WONKHE

For anybody working in higher education – particularly in roles involving policy, strategy, and adapting to the changing environment in which universities operate (so that’s pretty much everyone) – the Wonkhe website has become the go-to destination for new information, insights and thinking. THE has declined in recent years, let’s face it, with fewer reporters […]

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Nicola Dandridge will run the OfS

Nicola Dandridge, the current chief executive of Universities UK, has been announced as chief executive officer of the newly formed Office for Students, under the chairmanship of Michael Barber: read more here from WonkHe and from the Times Higher Education

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TEF Results Announced

The UK government today released the Teaching Excellence Framework results for year 2, the first to rank universities into gold, silver and bronze categories, and to impact on institutions’ abilities to raise tuition fees. 295 institutions participated – universities, FE colleges teaching HE, and private providers – of whom 59 were rated gold, 116 were […]

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Implementing the Higher Education and Research Act 2017

Universities UK has produced a new guide to the implementation of the HERA 2017. It includes information on establishment of the OfS, the OfS’s statutory duties, the new regulatory framework, the new register and various status options it contains, student protection plans, the designation of quality and statistical bodies, quality and standards, university title and […]

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2017 Student Academic Experience Survey

Yesterday in London, at their annual conference, HEPI released their latest Student Academic Experience Survey, co-authored with the HEA. The report can be viewed here. The survey, based on a student questionnaire returned by over 14,000 UK-based students, shows student perceptions of value for money declining for the sixth year in a row. Now 35% […]

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NEWS: Teaching Excellence Framework Year 2 assessment details

The UK Government has today published details of how universities will be assessed in the second year of TEF: Read the press release here Read the Year 2 specification here The headlines: Universities will be graded gold, silver, bronze Providers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be able to participate Hefce will oversee the […]

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‘From the career, to the job, to the task’ – Briefing on UK graduate employment and employability, January 2016

Headline statistics for Q2 of 2015 show a continuing long term trend of improving employment among graduates in England with the lowest Q2 unemployment rate (4.4%) among young graduates since 2.7% was recorded in 2008, and the highest Q2 postgraduate employment rate (88.3%) since 89.5% in 2007. (See BIS’s Graduate Labour Market Statistics April-June Q2 […]

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