This week on the podcast there’s the ups and downs of student recruitment to discuss as the UCAS cycle reports.
We’ve also launched new research on the student learning experience, and our guests discuss catch up, new money for student hardship and ongoing work on free speech on campus.
With Alistair Jarvis, CEO at Universities UK, Natalie Day, Head of Strategy and Policy Insight at Sheffield Hallam, David Kernohan, Associate Editor at Wonkhe and presented by Mark Leach, Wonkhe’s Editor in Chief.
Items this week
- Sander Kristel breaks down the subject trends in this year’s end of cycle data, finding a Covid boost for health subjects.
- A high-profile clampdown on various unconditional offers doesn’t seem to have slowed the growth of such practices. David Kernohan plots unconditional offers, and measures of student diversity for the 2020 intake.
- All the action from the 2020 UCAS cycle – David Kernohan graphs who’s up, who’s down, and who’s recruiting regionally.
- New Pearson and Wonkhe research on students’ learning experience finds that, despite their struggles with studying during Covid-19, students are open to flexible learning post-pandemic. Anna Jackson breaks down the findings.
- Jim Dickinson reviews the ongoing debates over who should pay, and over what specific issues, as demands for fee rebates and refunds grow.
- Reflecting on a year of coping with a crisis, Chris Day and Sian Dickie set out the case for Covid compensation for students.
- Responding to the ongoing furore over campus free speech and political diversity, three student leaders launch proposals for a robust new code.
- Debbie McVitty calls for funding and support for students’ unions in pursuit of the the educational purposes of universities.
- Three student leaders evaluate the way in which students and their representatives are portrayed over the free speech debate.
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