What’s behind the increasing appetite for postgraduate research study?
Which publications best reflect your research achievements? And would you use different evidence to highlight your academic impact and your wider societal and economic impact?
The latest HEFCE research looks at who goes on to postgraduate courses and when they do it. We find that the last recession had an impact on when students start postgraduate courses, but that disadvantaged students are least likely to go on, even allowing for a break in study.
If excellent research depends on the right culture, perhaps this should be the aim of research strategies.
Lucy Findlay from Social Enterprise Mark CIC explores how universities need to make the most of the rapid growth and international interest in social enterprise.
What a difference publicly funded research makes – so how can we show it?
Universities may be taking their eye off the devolution ball as attention turns quickly to the wider and more direct changes in the market and structure of higher education. But devolution is also an ongoing process. Universities will need to stay alert if they are not to be caught offside by their peers.
Measuring student outcomes and ‘Learning Gain’ is central to the future assessment of teaching. While they offer no silver bullet, a series of projects are forging a way ahead.
Equality and diversity in the higher education sector is more than a legal tick-box exercise, much less a chain around the sector’s neck. It is a matter of talent, productivity and social justice.
UK universities are following US examples to develop new approaches to technology financing, as part of entrepreneurial eco-systems.