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Coombs, Harriet – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2022
First-in-family students make up a majority of young first-degree students yet face a number of challenges. So they are now the focus of many specific interventions in the UK and the USA. This report looks at the pros and cons of using first-in-family as a key measure of disadvantage. It argues that, while it is an appropriate metric for low-level…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, College Admission
Hewitt, Rachel – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on the student experience as the United Kingdom (UK) remains under significant restrictions with higher education institutions largely teaching online. Each round of the HEPI/YouthSight Coronavirus polling has taught more about the student experience during the pandemic, from the first in March 2020,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, Student Experience
Hillman, Nick – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
Cuts to education may be regarded as counter-productive at times of upheaval, but it has been reported Ministers want to make savings on higher education in England at the next spending review. Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has therefore published some new modelling commissioned from London Economics on various possible changes to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Benefits, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
Hewitt, Rachel, Ed. – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
In early 2021 the Government announced a review of the current admissions system. This edited collection explores the opportunities and challenges surrounding any move to post-qualification admissions. Among the topics considered are: (1) Should the UK admissions system move to a model of post-qualification admissions and if so which:…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Admission, Universities, Grade Prediction
Natzler, Michael, Ed. – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
This collection explores a variety of perspectives on the student voice in UK higher education. Featuring reflections from a vice-chancellor, student representatives and interviews with the Office for Students' Student Panel, as well as sections considering disabled students, international students and mature students, the thirteen essays each…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Foreign Students
Chaytor, Sarah; Gottlieb, Grace; Reid, Graeme – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
Too many earlier attempts to use R&D investment for 'levelling up' have started with big ambitions but not survived long enough to deliver economic benefit. The purpose of regional R&D investment needs greater clarity. This report unpicks assumptions about the spread of research funding across the UK and finds them wanting. Comparable…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Regional Characteristics, Differences, Foreign Countries
Neves, Jonathan; Hewitt, Rachel – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
Many of the headline findings reflected in this year's Student Academic Experience Survey (SAES) 2021 will be disappointing to the sector, though perhaps not entirely unexpected. The 2021 SAES was offered to over 47,000 undergraduate students in the United Kingdom (UK) and took place between 2 February 2021 and 22 March 2021, with all four parts…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, National Surveys, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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
Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
The UK has a long track record in successfully recruiting international students, who typically go on to have successful careers. This report considers the careers and employability support they receive using the findings from specially commissioned qualitative and quantitative research conducted among current and recent international students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
Willetts, David – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
Universities can help level up by boosting earnings, transforming towns and delivering vocational and technical education. They fulfil the aspirations of many young people. In this paper, David Willetts explores how to boost participation in higher education while cutting public spending. He argues it is reasonable to expect graduates to pay for…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Vocational Education
Callender, Claire; de Gayardon, Ariane – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
England's higher education funding system has been reformed many times, leading to a system based on high fees and loans. Undergraduate tuition fees for full-time students were introduced in 1998 and rose to £3,000 a year in 2006, increasing further to £9,000 in 2021. Through a series of in-depth interviews, this report from Professor Claire…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Student Financial Aid, Fees, Undergraduate Study
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)
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