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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
Phoenix, Dave – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
Level 4 and 5 qualifications--including Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (NHDs)--are an excellent route for those not interested (or not yet ready) to embark on a full degree, for mature learners who want to take only a limited amount of time out of the labour market and for employers looking to…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Educational Certificates, Higher Education, Educational Attainment
Hillman, Nick – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
In England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the funding systems for full-time, first-time undergraduate students differ. Despite these differences, universities in each of the three parts of the United Kingdom (UK) with tuition fees--England, Wales and Northern Ireland--all share a common tendency to set them at the same (maximum) rate for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Martin, Iain – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
In this new Policy Note, Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor at Anglia Ruskin University, looks at each university's success in widening participation and ensuring access to people from all backgrounds. Professor Martin proposes a new measure of equity in participation, which demonstrates graphically the most equal -- and most unequal -- higher…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Higher Education, Access to Education, Colleges
Blackman, Tim – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
The Student Academic Experience Survey conducted by the Higher Education Policy Institute and the Higher Education Academy has been running since 2006. The 2017 survey included a new question on self-reported learning gain: 'Since starting your course how much do you feel you have learnt?' Respondents could answer that they had learned 'a lot', 'a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Independent Study
Beech, Diana – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
At the start of 2018, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) was approached by the parliamentary Joint Committee for Human Rights (JCHR) to conduct an independent piece of research into the efficacy of university codes of practice on freedom of speech. The research formed part of the evidence base for the JCHR's 2017/18 inquiry into whether…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Freedom of Speech, Universities, Foreign Countries
Bekhradnia, Bahram; Beech, Diana – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
Between 2002 and 2013, the Higher Education Policy Institute produced a number of reports that discussed trends in demand for higher education and factors that would influence future demand, focusing on demand in England only. This report reviews how things stand now, in the very different policy environment to that which existed in 2011, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy
Hillman, Nick – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
Despite the many plaudits it has won, the new student funding regime in Wales deserves close scrutiny, including in England as the Augar Review of Post-18 Education and Funding enters its final phase. This paper looks at the new system, particularly in relation to full-time students. The figures provided are generally for Welsh-domiciled students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Higher Education, Educational Finance
Hillman, Nick – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
HEPI's response to the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding covers the following 10 areas: (1) Part-time learners; (2) Differential fees; (3) Maintenance grants; (4) Mixed funding model; (5) Uses of tuition fees; (6) Misunderstanding among applicants; (7) Outreach versus spending on bursaries; (8) Accounting treatment of student loans; (9)…
Descriptors: Part Time Students, Fees, Grants, Financial Support
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
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