Tag Archive: Universities

HE Policy Blog: learning as we teach. e-books, an overview

Access to HE

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at a Pearson conference on e-books about the opportunities and challenges this emergent technology represents. This presentation covers seven key areas. 1. A little context 2. Caution – emergent technology 3. What are e-books anyway? 4. pro’s & con’s (according to the evidence) 5. e-book features 6. Teaching…

University admissions practices and social mobility

fair access launch

Research has consistently shown that higher education (HE) facilitates access to skilled job opportunities and confers economic and social benefits to both countries and individuals (OECD, 2013), including increased social mobility. There is also growing evidence that those from disadvantaged backgrounds can outperform their student peers on graduation, despite having lower qualifications on entry. Thus,…

HE Policy Blog: fair access to higher education

IMG_4680 copy

I just had the opportunity of presenting at the inaugural ‘World Congress on Access to Post-Secondary Education’ in Montreal. It was my first attempt at a synthesis of four projects that the Pearson Think Tank is involved in; on rising tuition fees, school-based careers guidance, university admissions and open education data. In different ways all…

New research launched to explore if young people are put off university by the cost, and why

Access to HE

A major new research project has been launched exploring whether young people are put off going to university by the cost, and if so, why. “Access for All: Evidence on Young People and the Costs of Higher Education” will look at the decisions of over 5,000 young people to investigate what factors drive young people…

Pocket Watch – A new set of recommendations for HE-business links

University Student

Introduction Commissioned under the White Paper last year, Sir Tim Wilson’s review of HE-business links was published this week. The remit was to come up with ideas to help ‘make the UK the best place in the world for university-industry collaboration,’ a tall order at a difficult time. The current economic and political climate may…

Pocket Watch – UCAS consult on changes to the admissions process for university entry

ucas

Introduction It’s 50 years since UCAS, or UCCA as it was then, began operating an admissions service for entry to higher education. The world was very different then with a student population in the 1960s of around 200,000; by contrast, last year alone, UCAS dealt with 697,000 applicants, 38% of whom were over 20 and…

Pocket Watch – First stats on 2012 university applications

universities

Introduction The deadline for applications for Oxford and Cambridge as well as courses in medicine, veterinary and dentistry courses at university closed on 15 October. It was the first moment this year to judge how applications to university are faring in the light of raised tuition fees. In reporting on this first set of application…

HE Policy Blog: New providers

University

As a declaration of interest, other teams within Pearson are currently thinking about the provision of degrees but this is not a part of my job here in the Centre. If nothing else, the last few months have shown that the attention and passion focussed on higher education seems to have reached unprecedented levels. A…

Tag Archive: Universities

HE Policy Blog: learning as we teach. e-books, an overview

Access to HE

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at a Pearson conference on e-books about the opportunities and challenges this emergent technology represents. This presentation covers seven key areas. 1. A little context 2. Caution – emergent technology 3. What are e-books anyway? 4. pro’s & con’s (according to the evidence) 5. e-book features 6. Teaching…

University admissions practices and social mobility

fair access launch

Research has consistently shown that higher education (HE) facilitates access to skilled job opportunities and confers economic and social benefits to both countries and individuals (OECD, 2013), including increased social mobility. There is also growing evidence that those from disadvantaged backgrounds can outperform their student peers on graduation, despite having lower qualifications on entry. Thus,…

HE Policy Blog: fair access to higher education

IMG_4680 copy

I just had the opportunity of presenting at the inaugural ‘World Congress on Access to Post-Secondary Education’ in Montreal. It was my first attempt at a synthesis of four projects that the Pearson Think Tank is involved in; on rising tuition fees, school-based careers guidance, university admissions and open education data. In different ways all…

New research launched to explore if young people are put off university by the cost, and why

Access to HE

A major new research project has been launched exploring whether young people are put off going to university by the cost, and if so, why. “Access for All: Evidence on Young People and the Costs of Higher Education” will look at the decisions of over 5,000 young people to investigate what factors drive young people…

Pocket Watch – A new set of recommendations for HE-business links

University Student

Introduction Commissioned under the White Paper last year, Sir Tim Wilson’s review of HE-business links was published this week. The remit was to come up with ideas to help ‘make the UK the best place in the world for university-industry collaboration,’ a tall order at a difficult time. The current economic and political climate may…

Pocket Watch – UCAS consult on changes to the admissions process for university entry

ucas

Introduction It’s 50 years since UCAS, or UCCA as it was then, began operating an admissions service for entry to higher education. The world was very different then with a student population in the 1960s of around 200,000; by contrast, last year alone, UCAS dealt with 697,000 applicants, 38% of whom were over 20 and…

Pocket Watch – First stats on 2012 university applications

universities

Introduction The deadline for applications for Oxford and Cambridge as well as courses in medicine, veterinary and dentistry courses at university closed on 15 October. It was the first moment this year to judge how applications to university are faring in the light of raised tuition fees. In reporting on this first set of application…

HE Policy Blog: New providers

University

As a declaration of interest, other teams within Pearson are currently thinking about the provision of degrees but this is not a part of my job here in the Centre. If nothing else, the last few months have shown that the attention and passion focussed on higher education seems to have reached unprecedented levels. A…

Tag Archive: Universities

HE Policy Blog: learning as we teach. e-books, an overview

Access to HE

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at a Pearson conference on e-books about the opportunities and challenges this emergent technology represents. This presentation covers seven key areas. 1. A little context 2. Caution – emergent technology 3. What are e-books anyway? 4. pro’s & con’s (according to the evidence) 5. e-book features 6. Teaching…

University admissions practices and social mobility

fair access launch

Research has consistently shown that higher education (HE) facilitates access to skilled job opportunities and confers economic and social benefits to both countries and individuals (OECD, 2013), including increased social mobility. There is also growing evidence that those from disadvantaged backgrounds can outperform their student peers on graduation, despite having lower qualifications on entry. Thus,…

HE Policy Blog: fair access to higher education

IMG_4680 copy

I just had the opportunity of presenting at the inaugural ‘World Congress on Access to Post-Secondary Education’ in Montreal. It was my first attempt at a synthesis of four projects that the Pearson Think Tank is involved in; on rising tuition fees, school-based careers guidance, university admissions and open education data. In different ways all…

New research launched to explore if young people are put off university by the cost, and why

Access to HE

A major new research project has been launched exploring whether young people are put off going to university by the cost, and if so, why. “Access for All: Evidence on Young People and the Costs of Higher Education” will look at the decisions of over 5,000 young people to investigate what factors drive young people…

Pocket Watch – A new set of recommendations for HE-business links

University Student

Introduction Commissioned under the White Paper last year, Sir Tim Wilson’s review of HE-business links was published this week. The remit was to come up with ideas to help ‘make the UK the best place in the world for university-industry collaboration,’ a tall order at a difficult time. The current economic and political climate may…

Pocket Watch – UCAS consult on changes to the admissions process for university entry

ucas

Introduction It’s 50 years since UCAS, or UCCA as it was then, began operating an admissions service for entry to higher education. The world was very different then with a student population in the 1960s of around 200,000; by contrast, last year alone, UCAS dealt with 697,000 applicants, 38% of whom were over 20 and…

Pocket Watch – First stats on 2012 university applications

universities

Introduction The deadline for applications for Oxford and Cambridge as well as courses in medicine, veterinary and dentistry courses at university closed on 15 October. It was the first moment this year to judge how applications to university are faring in the light of raised tuition fees. In reporting on this first set of application…

HE Policy Blog: New providers

University

As a declaration of interest, other teams within Pearson are currently thinking about the provision of degrees but this is not a part of my job here in the Centre. If nothing else, the last few months have shown that the attention and passion focussed on higher education seems to have reached unprecedented levels. A…