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.
Learning from the Australian quality experience, QAA’s Ian Kimber argues for the need for a contextualised and nuanced approach to the use of metrics, both in terms of identifying potential quality risk and of assessing student outcomes and their link to teaching quality.
It’s the season of the global university rankings, and so long-time rankings watcher Richard Holmes compares the major results and methodologies used – and finds much change in the data, but little change in how the rankings are treated by the media and higher education establishment.
Edward Peck, Vice Chancellor at Nottingham Trent University, examines the current DLHE methodology and explores new ways of measuring graduate success in the light of the demands of the coming Teaching Excellence Framework.