Understanding how students benefit from their studies beyond their qualification has never been more important. But student experiences differ, which means we need a carefully tested and contextual approach.
In January 2012 I spoke at a UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) conference entitled ‘Postgraduates: the Forgotten Sector’.
‘Does higher education offer students value for money?’ This is one of the key questions behind the latest report on higher education from the consumer group Which?.
Last week the Institute for Public Policy Research published proposals to establish a subsidised student loan system for postgraduate study. This is a welcome addition to the debate about postgraduate funding.
I spoke at the HEFCE Annual Meeting yesterday about the ways in which universities and colleges are working to widen participation and support student success, and particularly the need to demonstrate the impact of this work.