More data is available about universities than ever before, and new software means it can be visualised to tell new stories about our sector. David Morris looks at data on TEF, REF, widening participation, university finances, and student numbers.
The Prime Minister’s former chief wonk has got stuck into the ‘is university worth it?’ debate this morning. It seemed a good reason, combined with A level results day, to present some new ways of looking at graduate salaries data from LEO.
Data governance can be fluffy and difficult to implement, but it’s something universities cannot afford not to have. Marian Hilditch outlines her recent visit to HESA to explain their work in this area.
We already know that a graduates’ social class origins have a big impact on their graduate earnings potential. This week’s LEO release gives us the opportunity to test this for different subject areas.
Women graduates earn less than their male counterparts immediately after leaving university and in the vast majority of subjects. We pick this apart and suggest what role universities might have to play in fixing it.
There are plenty of interesting insights and perspectives to be gained from a day’s worth of analysis of the the new Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset. David Morris suggests some winners and losers from this release.
At the heart of the never-ending fight between the Home Office and universities is a question over the reliability of the government’s migration statistics and the International Passenger Survey. David Morris breaks down this complex debate.
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.
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.