With plans for the Local Growth Academy now at an advanced stage, what’s the progress so far?
The consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework is about to close. So what views are emerging?
Governors in higher education have a vital role to play in ensuring that their provider continuously identifies, plans for and delivers improvements to value for money. With an increasingly challenging student market and research funding environment, this role for governors is becoming more significant.
Students from outside the European Union make up 60 per cent of entrants to postgraduate full-time taught masters degrees. This proportion has been relatively constant for much of the past decade, but the share of students from China has grown.
In 2015, Northumbria University became one of the first UK universities to offer degree apprenticeships, launching its BSc Digital and Technology Solutions undergraduate programme.
Andy Westwood looks at some of the opportunities and challenges for universities and colleges in developing degree apprenticeships.
Almost two years ago Universities UK hosted a sector conference with the Skills Funding Agency on the first procurement round for a new part of the apprenticeships landscape, degree apprenticeships.
As a key part of a project funded by the Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund, the Association of Graduate Recruiters surveyed its employer members on their current and planned degree apprenticeship offer.
Unacceptable inequality persists in the degree and employment outcomes for certain groups of students. Our new Catalyst Fund programme, ‘Addressing Barriers to Student Success’, will tackle these issues head-on.
National Apprenticeships Week will highlight the Government’s commitment to begin 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020.