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:
- UUK’s Vivienne Stern asks, now that we have an international education strategy: what should happen next?
- A blog on many of the issues that the subject highlights is up on Wonkhe here.
- David Kernohan has a blog up on the history of plagiarism
- Resolution foundation report
- Mark Corver blog on student number growth
- Debbie McVitty on the politics of that blog
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?