Universities are often porous and vulnerable organisations to cyber security breaches, and have tended to find it difficult to implement consistent security measures. It’s time to get our act together.
With multiple agencies and multiple formats of providing information, how can we tell universities apart and how can we understand trends? It’s probably about time the government and the sector agreed to use the same standard.
How many international students will come to the UK in 2020? When will there be another major terrorist attack? Why is the future such a mystery and predicting it so hard? Nick Petford gazes into the statistical crystal ball.
After the release of the government’s new LEO data, we draw some early lessons about what it shows about graduate earnings, the labour market and universities’ ability to influence the employment prospects of their graduates.
HESA has recently released it’s first dataset of alternative higher education providers. Joy Elliot-Bowman of Study UK has dug into the numbers which will help the established sector better understand the new ‘challengers’.
The government is promising a transparency revolution in higher education, and it now appears to be upon us. But does it go far enough and how will universities respond to the new challenges that it brings?
Following the recent IFS report into graduate earnings, Charlie Ball discusses the significant implications for the sector, and previews the forthcoming consultation on the future of the DLHE survey – an opportunity to get this right for the future.
Ten years after its implementation, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) looks to be under attack. Louisa Darian asks why, and what the sector response has been to the Green Paper’s suggestion that universities could be removed from the duty.
The Higher Education Commission has published a report called From Bricks to Clicks which looks at the potential of data and analytics in higher education. King of the data nerds Andy Youell casts his eye.
With so many data-related changes emerging across the landscape, a failure to engage with this agenda is likely to leave institutions struggling with data problems for years to come. Andy Youell argues that the sector now needs a sea-change in the way it thinks about data in universities.