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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
Usher, Alex; Burroughs, Robert – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
This Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) report focuses on international higher education financing, discussing the concept of 'targeted free tuition' -- the idea that, while tuition fees backed by income-contingent loans can improve access, they still do not do enough to help people from the very poorest households, who are typically the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tuition, Undergraduate Students, Public Colleges
Rich, Johnny – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
The English tuition fee system is designed to be progressive and to ensure that higher education is well funded. As the Government considers how it could be improved, many former detractors are recognising we could do far worse and fear change. This paper proposes a solution comprising three interdependent policy changes without a significant…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Higher Education, Debt (Financial), Labor Market
Day, Mike; Dickinson, Jim – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
In this report, Mike Day and Jim Dickinson look at the past, present and future of student unions. Although almost every university has a students' union, there is little research or reliable data on their form, role or successes. They are often seen and judged through a 'student politics' lens and face criticism for being too radical, not radical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Unions, Educational History, Educational Trends
Hillman, Nick; Dickinson, Jim; Rubbra, Alice; Klamann, Zach – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
Three-quarters of students want more information about where their fees go. They have been promised this information for many years but it has been slow to arrive in accessible forms. Now the Office for Students, which has a statutory duty to ensure students receive value for money, is making it happen. This is in the interests of taxpayers and…
Descriptors: Fees, Student Costs, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
Maguire, David; Morris, David – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
The vast majority of students in the UK experience higher education on a residential basis: they move away from home to study. But, for a significant minority of students, higher education is experienced differently. Around one-quarter of students live at home and commute to study, and in some parts of the country and at some institutions the…
Descriptors: Commuting Students, Student Experience, Foreign Countries, College Students
Raftery, John – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
What personal challenges and tactical problems arise when a leader attempts to turn around an educational organisation regarded as failing and not given much prestige by the media and wider public? The London Metropolitan University had for several years been designated by its regulator as 'At Higher Risk'. In 2012, it had lost its 'Highly Trusted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Universities, School Turnaround, Educational Change
Davies, Sarah; Mullan, Joel; Feldman, Paul – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
Learning and teaching practices within higher education have changed surprisingly little over the last 20 years. Other sectors, such as banking, music and publishing, have been turned upside down by digital technology, but the UK's research and education sector has yet to fully exploit the potential of new technologies. Pockets of innovation are…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
Fielden, John; Middlehurst, Robin – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
In this HEPI paper, two authors with considerable expertise in evaluating higher education systems around the world assess higher education institutions that are not funded directly by taxpayers--known in the UK as alternative providers. Since the start of the century, alternative providers have been growing rapidly. This raises a number of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Education, Institutional Characteristics, Access to Education
Kelly, Scott – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
The dramatic rise in the number of university students holding BTECs [Business and Technology Education Councils] raises important questions about the purpose of the qualification and whether it should be treated by policymakers as part of an academic or vocational pathway. Scott Kelly discusses these issues and makes a number of recommendations…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Academic Standards, Student Characteristics, Enrollment Rate
Darian, Louisa – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2016
The Government is committed to introducing a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to assess the quality of teaching and learning in higher education. Designing the right solution is challenging. There is no off-the-shelf solution from other countries that we can lift. But we can learn lessons from other sectors. This pamphlet explores rating…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Benchmarking
Hillman, Nick; Robinson, Nicholas – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2016
Young men are significantly less likely to enter higher education than young women, and they are also more likely to drop out and less likely to achieve a highly-graded degree. There are many causes and the disparity in educational achievement starts long before higher education. Yet, while this issue is better understood than it was, there has…
Descriptors: Males, College Students, Underachievement, Gender Differences
Higher Education Policy Institute, 2015
The results of a survey commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) shows students believe they benefit in many ways from studying alongside people from other countries--however, benefits are clearer to international students.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
Kelly, Scott – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2015
England and Wales lag behind competitor nations in the proportion of people with higher technical skills. In this pamphlet, Scott Kelly proposes three overarching reforms to ensure employers have access to the skills they need: (1) There should be a well-defined set of institutions where the core mission is to deliver technical and professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Educational Improvement, Higher Education