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Blackman, Tim – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
The 2019 HEPI/Advance HE "Student Academic Experience Survey" shows that student wellbeing remains lower than wellbeing among the general population of young people and that anxiety levels have increased since 2018. The authors of that report make a link between these anxiety levels and a growing volume of student assignments. Given that…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Surveys, Student Experience, Feedback (Response)
Day, Natalie; Husbands, Chris; Kerslake, Bob – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
The General Election of December 2019 ended the political gridlock of the previous three years. The question of whether we remained in or left the European Union was definitively settled, and not in the way universities had hoped. In this report, the authors call for fundamental change. Now, they argue, is the time for universities to become a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Politics of Education, Partnerships in Education
Butcher, John – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
In this paper John Butcher challenges policymakers and the English higher education sector to act urgently to address the decline in part-time higher education. Although the drop in part-time student numbers has been well-reported in a series of quantitative studies, the problem persists. The dramatic reduction in part-time learners…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Part Time Students, Student Experience, Higher Education
Bowler, Megan – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
This paper takes stock of the state of language learning in the UK, as the country teeters on the edge of Brexit and becomes used to being led by the first Prime Minister in over 50 years to have studied Languages at university. The author, Megan Bowler, a Classics student at the University of Oxford, looks at the broad benefits to individuals,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students, Student Attitudes
Furlong, John, Ed.; Lunt, Ingrid, Ed. – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
HEPI's last foray into the debate on academic selection suggested grammar schools are successful in helping their poorer pupils reach highly-selective universities. In this response, a diverse set of voices use the latest evidence to challenge the idea that grammar school systems serve pupils better than comprehensive schools. This collection of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Selective Admission
Hewitt, Rachel – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
In recent years there has been an increased focus on students' transitions out of university and into the workplace. Policy changes have included the development of the Teaching Excellence Framework, the new "Graduate Outcomes" survey and the tracking of graduate salaries through the Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset. This report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment Potential, Education Work Relationship
Chapman, John – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
Higher education regularly experiences cyber attacks. Organisations that do not adequately protect themselves risk the loss or exposure of personal student and staff data and also commercial, institutional and research data that are valuable to cyber criminals operating domestically and internationally. This paper discusses: (1) the current…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internet, Information Security, Computer Security
Stoughton, Corey – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
In this report, Corey Stoughton, the Advocacy Director of the human rights organisation Liberty, looks at the issue through history, international experience and recent legal changes. She notes that asking disempowered people to accept a total right to free speech is expecting them to put down a tool of resistance. She also claims the biggest…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Censorship, Colleges, Laws
Hillman, Nick – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) was founded in 1975, when it replaced an outdated set of pension arrangements for university staff. The USS was stable for nearly four decades but, in recent years, it has undergone considerable turbulence. The causes include tighter pension regulations, growing life expectancy and lower financial…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Universities, School Personnel, Baby Boomers
Morrish, Liz – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
It has been clear for some time that the higher education student body has experienced a decline in mental health. More recently, there have been claims that the mental health of staff is also at risk. This report will present new findings that show how staff employed at higher education institutions are accessing counselling and occupational…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, College Faculty, Help Seeking
Dale-Harris, Hugo – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
Contextual admissions have been hotly debated for years, but the Office for Students recently complained, 'There has been minimal research on students' views of contextual offers.' To fill this gap, HEPI conducted the first major study into what students think of this issue. Key findings in the report include: (1) three-quarters of full-time…
Descriptors: College Admission, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
Hillman, Nick – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
"Two sides of the same coin? Brexit and student demand" (HEPI Policy Note 15) contrasts two sources of information: (1) the best available economic modelling, which forecasts a sharp drop in the number of students from other EU countries after Brexit, due to the ending of their loan entitlement and the imposition of higher (uncapped)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Demand, Higher Education, Foreign Students
Hewitt, Rachel – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
In this new Policy Note, Rachel Hewitt, HEPI's Director of Policy and Advocacy, highlights the need to distinguish between mental health and well-being and calls for more comprehensive data to be made available on the well-being of all those work and study at universities. Key points: (1) The conflation of mental health and well-being is not…
Descriptors: Well Being, Higher Education, Mental Health, Data Collection
Hewitt, Rachel – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
In this new Policy Note, Rachel Hewitt, HEPI Director of Policy and Advocacy, reports on the results of a new poll on of students on their views on what should happen to universities in financial difficulty. Key points: (1) most students (83%) are confident their own institution is in a strong financial position; (2) over three-quarters of…
Descriptors: Universities, Student Attitudes, Financial Exigency, Educational Finance
Mansfeld, Iain – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
Most previous research on grammar schools has focused narrowly on eligibility for Free School Meals as a measure of disadvantage. But with 45% of pupils at grammar schools coming from families with below median incomes, a broader consideration of the impact of grammar schools on social mobility is necessary. The evidence suggests that grammar…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Higher Education, Selective Admission, Disadvantaged Youth
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