Sector reports review: September 2017 to January 2018

Virendra Mistry

Abstract


This paper provides a summary of selected reports and papers (‘grey literature’) published by key HE sector organisations and ‘think tanks’ between September 2017 and January 2018.  These include: Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS); Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department for Education (DfE); Equality Challenge Unit (ECU); Gambling Commission; Higher Education Academy (HEA); Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU); Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE); Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI); Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA); Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR); National Audit Office (NAO); Oxford Economics; Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA); Social Market Foundation; Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL); The Sutton Trust; Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS); UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA); Universities UK (UUK); and Universities UK International (UUKi).

The themes covered in this paper include: the HE market; HE participation and enrolments; admissions and supporting transition; student outcomes after the first year; teaching excellence; student engagement; postgraduate experiences; peer review of teaching; assessment; peer learning and mentoring; academic integrity; degree algorithms; student transfer; mental health; supporting disabled students; supporting progress; ethnicity, equality and diversity; care leavers; transgender experiences; sexual harassment; impact of gambling; student fees; enterprise and entrepreneurship; employability; work-based learning; university-business partnerships; intentions after graduation; graduate retention; graduate wellbeing; Brexit; internationalisation; challenges in HE; arts education; university-schools partnerships; HE workforce; academic libraries; and alternate providers of higher education.


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sector round-up

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