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What determines university choice, and what is its monetary value?

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How do different characteristics of universities influence choice? The team at London Economics has taken a look at how rankings, employability, and student support influence the perceived net monetary value of a degree, and found some intriguing results.

Lessons from the A47 (and the university bubble)

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Spending time on the road in places that university seems remote, Jim Dickinson has been thinking about life outside the HE bubble and how following Brexit, Trump and the rest, we might reframe the way we think about our communities.

Creating a level playing field not as easy as it looks

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The Higher Education and Research Bill has been heralded by Jo Johnson as a game changer for the fortunes of alternative providers, but there are still many barriers to sector entry, as Catherine Boyd has found out.

Three important questions about TEF metrics

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Numbers are always contestable, and no more so than with TEF. Jackie Njoroge has three questions for TEF’s designers about refining the metrics.

Precarious work is no longer atypical in academia

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Jonathan White gets behind the numbers on casual and precarious employment in universities, and explains why trade unions and employers are struggling to see eye-to-eye on the issue.

HEFCE launches consultation on REF2021

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As HEFCE launch its consultation to take forward the Stern Review and implement the next Research Excellence Framework for 2021 we take a look at the key proposals and debates that are likely to follow.

LIVE: Delivering Diamond: The future of HE in Wales

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Live updates from our event in collaboration with the Open University in Wales on the Diamond Review, including a keynote from Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education.

Could TEF be good news for disabled students?

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The use of split metrics in the TEF could incentivise universities to do more to support disabled students’ attainment and employment prospects, and perhaps make up some of the way for recent cuts to DSA, argues Robert McLaren.