International, cheating, skills, demography

The government has published a new international education strategy – but is it enough given the competition? On the podcast this week we discuss the issues, as well as taking a look at Damian Hinds’ intervention on plagiarism. We also discuss the UK’s skills slowdown, the looming university recruitment crisis, and Hidden History looks at degrees for women.

With Robin Webber-Jones, Vice Principal at The Sheffield College; Kate Wicklow, Policy Manager at Guild HE; and Minto Felix, Associate Editor at Wonkhe.

Items this week:

This week we’ve set a deceptively simple question – the number of male first degree students against the number of female first degree students. For a number of years there have been substantially more female than male students in HE – but how evenly are they distributed between providers? How does subject mix affect the proportions? Yes – but does it correlate?

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