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Phoenix, David – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
Positive social mobility benefits individuals in terms of personal advancement and the nation in terms of productivity. There are other social benefits aside. Education, including higher education, is widely understood to be a key contributor to social mobility. However, without a measure of universities' impact on social mobility it is difficult…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Higher Education, Universities, Outcomes of Education
Bennett, Rosemary – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
In this HEPI debate paper on the media and higher education, Rosemary Bennett provides a commentary on the interaction of the two sectors and proposes ideas on how universities might best engage with journalists to promote themselves and their research. [Foreword by Adam Tickell.]
Descriptors: Journalism, News Media, Universities, Public Relations
Hillman, Nick – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
Non-continuation in higher education is rising up the political agenda. In the vernacular, it is often described negatively as 'dropping out'. But despite any terminological confusion, all such measures describe a gap between learners' original stated intentions and their situation when they leave their course. This policy note looks at the scale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, School Holding Power, Universities
Roff, Alan – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
Student funding remains hotly contested. In this HEPI Debate Paper, Alan Roff examines the findings of the Office for Budget Responsibility, which regards the past treatment of student loans in the national accounts as a 'fiscal illusion'. Roff explores the consequences of this change of heart and pushes for an alternative approach to student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment, Undergraduate Students
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
Cornell, Bethan – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
In this Policy Note, the author uses newly extracted data from the "2019 Nature PhD Students Survey" to analyse how well-prepared PhD students feel for their future careers. From this, the author assessed to what extent any negative working cultures, including long hours and high rates of bullying and harassment, influence PhD students'…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Attitudes, Career Readiness, Employment Potential
Hewitt, Rachel – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
Coronavirus has shaken up higher education, like so many other sectors. When the crisis began, universities rapidly moved to provide online teaching and ensure support was in place for students. It has been a challenging period for both students and universities. As students have come to the end of one academic year and consider plans for the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, COVID-19, Pandemics
Norton, Andrew – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
In 2012, Australia removed student number controls or, in the local terminology, introduced a 'demand driven system' based on student choice. In 2015, England followed suit. In both places, entry to higher education was opened up but non-completion rates rose. In Australia, the demand driven system ended in 2017, despite a coming demographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
Hillman, Nick – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
Using almost 60,000 responses to the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) / Advance HE "Student Academic Experience Survey" collected between 2015 and 2019, this report considers if the UK still has a single higher education sector -- from the perspective of students. Some important differences are revealed among locally-domiciled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Comparative Education
Cornell, Bethan – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
The "Nature PhD Students Survey 2019" is a worldwide study on the wellbeing of PhD students and their attitudes towards academia. The Wellcome Trust's report on research culture, "What Researchers Think About the Culture They Work In" (2020), examines the attitudes of academics at all stages of their careers, including PhD…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Doctoral Students
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