Over the last six years the number of students who are the first generation in their (immediate) family to attend university has grown.
The most immediate recruitment challenge for HEIs? No, not Brexit but IT roles, finds the Higher Education Workforce Survey 2017.
The front page of the Sunday Times on 6 August carried the controversial headline ‘Universities take foreign students ahead of British’, and declares that British sixth-formers are being ‘betrayed’ by our universities.
The latest data released by HEFCE tells us that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) students, and students of faith, exist in enough numbers that we can – for the first time – report reliable statistics at a national level.
Are smaller employers who don’t pay the apprenticeship levy turning away – just as the new procurement for these apprenticeships is re-launched?
There are big differences across graduates in how happy they are with their degree choices and some ethnic groups are much less satisfied.
Students who graduated during the last recession fared worse in the job market. But where, what and how well they studied made a difference.
Increased student debt has not damaged the intentions of students to go immediately into postgraduate study, with demand at a three-year high.
What’s behind the increasing appetite for postgraduate research study?
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.