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DLHE: three quarters of graduates in employment

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.

HEA recommends GPA for UK institutions

Emily Lupton examines a new report from the higher education academy which recommends that UK institutions adopt an ‘internationally recognisable’ grade point average (GPA) system.

The 2015 SNP Manifesto

In their 2015 General Election manifesto published today, the SNP confirms that they will support the lowering of fees across the UK.

HEPI report defends student mobility

A report released today by HEPI questions to whom does the higher education budget in Wales belong, particularly the Welsh portable fee grant, as well as exploring the high costs for students from Northern Ireland and Scotland who chose to study in England, and whether or not students from the UK should be able to take funding into the EU.

Record highs for university applications

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.

Part-time student numbers plummet

As HESA release its data from the 2013/14 academic year, part time students have been shown to drop significantly and the proportion of graduates receiving first and second class degrees have increased substantially. Emily Lupton rounds up the latest data.

Record highs entering HE but gender gap widens

Today UCAS released their End of Cycle Report for 2014 and this year, for the first time ever, over half a million students entered higher education. More students are entering higher education from disadvantaged backgrounds and closing the class gap but simultaneously, the gap between men and women entering higher education is getting wider.

£6bn package for science and innovation

Today the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) unveiled their Science and Innovation strategy. This sets out the Government’s priorities for investment and support up to to 2021. A total of £5.9billion capital is committed to support science and innovation from 2016-21.

Open Access: what is going on?

There are conflicting policies on Open Access (Open Access) from the Research Councils, Government and the funding councils which has led to some confusion. Neil Jacobs, Head of Scholarly Communications Support at Jisc and the Jisc representative on the Open Access Implementation Group takes at the state of the open access agenda.

Higher Education Calendar [BETA]

The always up-to-date higher education calendar covering events, reports, news, consultations and more. The calendar is still under development and will improve as we do some further work to the data and its delivery.

CMA compliance advice for HEIs

The Competition and Markets Authority has published draft compliance advice for higher education providers in relation to consumer protection legislation. It covers the whole of the UK, the whole of the sector and the whole gamut of provision, and sets up a range of potentially important legal battles for the future. Mark Leach takes a look at its highlights.

Some HE legislation back on the cards

Something is afoot in The House of Lords and after a drought of primary legislation about HE in this Parliament, we could be on the verge of a fascinating change that has been gestating since the 2011 White Paper, thanks to the politics around the Consumer Rights Bill. Mark Leach takes a quick look at the implications of the Labour Amendment currently heading towards Report Stage, that would alter the 2004 Act on institutions and the OIA.

QAA put on notice

Some very big news from HEFCE out today. “The higher education (HE) funding bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are to seek views on future approaches to the assessment of quality in higher education. Based on the feedback we receive, we will then invite tenders under a joint procurement exercise. This will ensure transparency and demonstrate value for money.”

The accidental universities minister

Last night at a fringe meeting hosted by ResPublica at Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Universities and Science Minister Greg Clark MP made it clear that his passion is somewhere else.

UKIP’s latest education policies

With the General Election only 7 months away, UKIP are this week holding their final party conference and so have announced a spate of new policies include those relating to higher education. Mark Leach takes a brief look at them.