This year’s annual Destination of Leavers from Higher Education in the United Kingdom report from HESA finds that this year’s annual 71 percent of 2013/14 UK and EU leavers were working either in the UK or overseas six months after graduation.
This years annual report from the Office of the Independent Adjudicator reveals that the organisation is now closing over 2,000 complaints each year.
The Office for Fair Access have released their annual Outcomes of access agreement monitoring. The report finds that Universities and colleges in England are on course to meet 90% of targets in their access agreements, and one in three targets has been met three years ahead of deadline.
Almost 600,000 students applied to university in 2015, a 2 per cent increase on the year before. More young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are applying to higher education but there are less applications from older age groups and the gap between men and women applying to university continues to rise.
HEFCE today announced further details of their postgraduate support scheme alongside the initial funding allocations and method. Emily explores the new details and the initial funding allocations.
In 2008, the then Secretary of State at DIUS John Denham announced his ‘university challenge’ to plug the ‘cold spots’ of HE provision in England. The idea was to create HE ‘centres’ in partnership rather than brand new universities, although the media widely reported it as “Croydon planning to join Cambridge as a university town” etc. Today the idea makes a (sort of) return.