The independent review of student support in Scotland makes some eye-catching recommendations at HE and FE levels. Wonkhe’s David Kernohan and Arthi Nachiappan go through the detail.
A quick round up of the student reaction so far to the government’s higher education Green Paper.
This years National Student Survey (NSS) finds that 86 per cent of students at UK higher education institutions (HEIs) and further education colleges (FECs) are satisfied overall with their course.
A total of 183 access agreements have been approved by the Office for Fair Access for 2016-17. Giving universities and colleges challenging targets to make swift progress on fair access to higher education.
This years annual report from the Office of the Independent Adjudicator reveals that the organisation is now closing over 2,000 complaints each year.
A report from the Student Funding Panel recommends that there should be more student maintenance support a freeze of the repayment threshold and better student understanding of loans and their terms.
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.
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.
Emily Lupton looks at a new report from the British Council ahead of their annual Going Global conference. The report finds that over a third of UK students would like to study abroad.
As Labour release their 2015 election manifesto, Emily Lupton looks at the party’s plans for higher education.
Labour have announced their long-anticipated policy to reduce fees from £9,000 to £6,000. Ed Miliband also announced that Labour would raise maintenance grants by £400. Emily Lupton goes through everything we know about the ‘fully funded’ plan. This piece will be updated as information becomes available.
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.
Which? has sent an FOI to every publicly funded institution to find out the extent of the terms that universities have provided for themselves to make changes to courses. Their research has shone a very bright light on the current state of HE terms and conditions. Mark Leach looks at the implications for the sector.
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.
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.
A report released today by the National Audit Office reveals that students at alternative higher education providers have claimed taxpayer-backed financial support that they were not entitled to.
A new study from HEPI explores students electoral power, their voting patterns and the effect that they may have on the 2015 election.