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Expansion of the student record: Analysis of consultation responses and decision OfS

In May 2023, a consultation on the expansion of the student record was published. The consultation was administered by Jisc and proposed changes to the collection of two main areas of student data. This paper summarises the analysis of responses provided by Jisc and the related decisions made by the OfS. click here to access the link

Wonkhe Student-staff ratios may not have an impact on the student experience after all

New data analysis from David Kernohan shows that, contrary to popular belief, more staff may not be the most important way to keep students engaged and satisfied with their experience. To read the article click here

Wonkhe What does the tertiary turn in higher education policy mean in practice? Chris Millward

Across the UK post-compulsory education policy is adopting a more “tertiary” approach – but how tertiary is defined shapes what happens in policy and practice. Chris Millward synthesises the reflections of an expert panel. Research and policy relating to post-compulsory education increasingly refers to a single “tertiary system” rather than separate sectors of “higher education” and “technical and vocational education and training”, or “further education” in the UK terminology. To read the Blog click here

OfS £12 million boost for degree apprenticeships to increase access and choice for students

The Office for Students (OfS) has today confirmed it will invest £12 million to increase the number of Level 6 degree apprenticeship courses and places available in English higher education. To read the Blog click here