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  • 22.05. 2018

    More BTEC students progress to university

    The numbers of students starting university courses after studying BTECs is rising. However, these students are less likely to graduate with a top degree than their peers who took A levels, according to a new study.

  • 09.05. 2018

    The government’s review of post-18 education funding in England UUK response

    In its submission to the review, Universities UK said that, while the system in England had not deterred young people from full-time study – and has provided sustained and stable funding for higher education – there is a lack of public confidence and understanding of how it delivers value for money for students.

  • 27.04. 2018

    Higher Education in Further Education: Leading the Challenge -  MEG Publication

    John Widdowson and Madeleine King have written a monograph to discuss and illustrate some of the challenges facing leaders in CBHE and offer examples and suggestions for how tackle them. With the future shape of tertiary education in the UK up for debate and a substantial expansion of higher education in colleges expected to play an important role in the government’s post-18 funding review, this monograph could not be more relevant to the challenges the sector now faces

  • 23.04. 2018

    April 2018 Action on Access eBulletin

    Some 20 plus articles from across the HE sector everything from -The future of UK universities Vice-Chancellor's blog, Cambridge University to - Acting Up’, Labour’s inquiry into access and diversity in the performing arts

  • 09.04. 2018

    Are accelerated degrees a head start or a false start? thoughts from Bishop Grosseteste University

    Rob Boast is Executive Dean & Jonathan Richardson is a Public Relations Assistant at BGU

  • 22.03. 2018

    The decline of PT undergraduate higher education & Forgotten Learners (mature students)

    Two recent reports which analyse the decline in part time and mature students

  • 12.03. 2018

    Introduction of an FE subscription by JISC

    Jisc is funded by all education funding councils across the UK. To date, the Department for Education (DfE) and its predecessors have fully funded Jisc to deliver its core portfolio including the world-leading Janet network, full protection from cybersecurity and e-books into general FE colleges, independent specialist colleges and sixth form colleges. Introduction of an FE subscription From August 2019 this is going to change. As a consequence of the comprehensive spending review DfE have confirmed their intention to change how they intend to fund Jisc which will involve a significant funding reduction. The department has however, also confirmed it will continue to fund a proportion of Jisc's work.

  • 09.03. 2018

    Degree Apprenticeship Week- Posts you might have missed

    With the end of Degree Apprenticeship week here are a summary of HEFCE Blogs

  • 28.02. 2018

    Rise in degree applications from EU students

    It would appear Brexit has not deterred EU students from applying to study in England!

  • 20.02. 2018

    HEFCE introduces first ever measure of vocational degrees

    For the first time, it is possible to compare subjects based on how vocational they are, using a new measure called the occupations subject concentration ratio. HEFCE does not suggest that subjects should become more or less vocational. Less vocational subjects offer a broad range of options to graduates, while more vocational subjects restrict these options in a graduate’s early career. HEFCE believes this information can help potential students choose which degree subject to study. HEFCE states that this is an experimental measure and are keen to receive any comments, feedback or suggestions on it and its potential uses.

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