This week on the podcast we’re crunching numbers as HESA spring tells us about the size and shape of the sector in 2020/21, and UCAS end of cycle data gives us a sense of where we are this year. Who’s up, who’s down, and does it matter?
We’re also thinking about assessment, considering the plight of third year students, looking at QAA research on blended learning and Dame Shirley Pearce gives Debbie the lowdown on the TEF review.
With Hillary Gyebi-Ababio, NUS Vice President for Higher Education, Lawrie Phipps, Senior Research Lead at Jisc, Debbie McVitty, Wonkhe’s Editor and presented by Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor at Wonkhe.
Featured on the show
- David Kernohan breaks down what we’ve learned from 2022’s first release of sector data
- How students are assessed is among the most totemic issues in pedagogy. Debbie McVitty finds out what it takes to make assessment change happen
- There’s new data out on third and beyond year undergrads. Jim Dickinson tries to work out how raw their deal has really been
- Did the increase in students placed during the 2021 cycle do anything for widening access? David Kernohan keeps it in proportion
- Who’s up, who’s down, how subjects have shifted, and the latest on unconditional offers – David Kernohan with the dashboards on admissions
- Independent reviewer of the TEF Shirley Pearce welcomes much of the OfS proposals for the new TEF and urges that it find its core purpose as a lever for quality enhancement
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