Student experience, safeguarding, mobility, Tories

This week we discuss the annual student academic experience survey produced by HEPI and Advance HE to dissect students’ perceptions of value for money, teaching and assessment. We also explore trends in international student mobility, and higher education has finally made its appearance in the manifestos of candidates for leadership of the Conservative party – we take a look. Plus True Crime on Campus and our Correlation Quiz.

With Gavan Conlon, Partner at London Economics; Greg Walker, chief executive of MillionPlus; Nottingham University’s Head of Security Gary Stevens; and Wonkhe’s Debbie McVitty.

Items this week:

Correlation: I was wondering whether the rise in teaching only contracts and the rise in fixed term academic staff has a statistical link. I’m worried that we’re starting to see stratification in academia, and when I become an academic I want to be able to do teaching and research because that’s more fun. Teaching only contracts and fixed term contracts – yes but does it correlate?

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