The amount that EU students may have to pay to come to a UK university has been across the news this week, and our guests analyse the debate. We also talk ONS figures on “over-education”, the UUK/NUS report on the BME attainment gap and Cambridge’s decision to look into its past. We also catch up with OfS’ Richard Puttock about data.
With Rachel Hall, Universities Editor at the Guardian, Alec Cameron, Vice Chancellor of Aston University, and Wonkhe’s Jim Dickinson.
Items this week:
- Brexit: Theresa May says students ‘priced out’ of EU universities are better off in UK
- Are graduates overeducated and underpaid?
- Radical change required to close the BME gap
- Cambridge university to study how it profited from colonial slavery
- Fair access means admitting more applicants with lower grades
- Five tech trends transforming higher education
In higher education we sometimes like to think that graduate employment rates are outside of the control of providers, and that it is unfair to measure them based on graduate destinations. If this is the case, there would be a strong correlation between progression rates five years ago and last year – using the OfS access and participation data we can take a look at this trend for the English system. Yes – but does it correlate?