Sector reports review: February to August 2017

Virendra Mistry

Abstract


This paper provides a summary of key reports and papers published by UK HE sector organisations between February and August 2017.  The organisations featured are: Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC); Department for Education (DfE); Equality Challenge Unit (ECU); Government Office for Science (GO-Science); Higher Education Academy (HEA); Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE); Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI); Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA); Institute for Employment Studies (IES); Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Jisc; Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE); National Union of Students (NUS); Office for Fair Access (OFFA); Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA); Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA); Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS); UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO); Unite Students; Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA); Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA); Universities UK (UUK); and Universities UK International (UUKi).  The election manifestoes of the major political parties in England are also featured in this paper.

The themes covered in this paper include: the UK general election; the Higher Education and Research Act 2017; student expectations and experiences; student complaints; the Teaching Excellence Framework; learning gain; quality assurance; accelerated degrees; degree apprenticeships; credit transfer; supporting transition; equality and diversity; student wellbeing; students and public engagement; technology-enhanced learning and digital capability; The Smith Review (of post-16 mathematics education); employability and graduate outcomes; internationalisation (including outward mobility and transnational education); and the HE workforce.


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sector round-up

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