21 septembre 2019

White Elephant #2: Talking about Race in Higher Education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"To put this section in the context of my background, I am a white employee of a UK university. In 2018, I led the University’s Race Equality Charter mark preparations, and I lead the development and delivery of our education strategy, which has a reduction of the gap in award outcomes between BME and white students as a primary goal. More...

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Changes to student entry quality in a marketised English higher education system

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"As the dust settles on this year’s undergraduate recruitment round, vice-chancellors, directors of recruitment and finance directos will be reflecting on how many students their institution has been able to attract. Since the marketisation in England, brought about by the reforms introduced for the 2012/13 academic year, most universities have been aiming to grow or at least maintain their existing numbers. Most analysis and comment has therefore been about volume – at the sector level and for individual universities. More...

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To improve research culture, funders must challenge fixed notions of academic excellence

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"As an independent research funder, Wellcome improves health by helping great ideas to thrive. But in an academic system where 22.5% of Biosciences Masters students come from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, but only 4.4% of Professors do, we are failing our mission and those we seek to help. More...

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What does today’s report from Unite Students and HEPI mean for policymakers, universities and students?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"It has been a real pleasure working on The New Realists project with Unite Students. It follows on from our joint Reality Check report of 2017.
We and many other organisations survey students a lot. But this new report is different because it surveys applicants as well as students and because it incorporates qualitative research, which we do not do enough of in higher education policymaking. More...

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Satisfying employers’ appetite for graduates

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Employers report a substantial rise in the number of graduates starting on graduate schemes this year. They have also increased graduates’ pay to make these jobs attractive. It seems to be working as the average employer receives 50 applications for every job. But, the ‘graduate labour market’ doesn’t just come into being magically. In this blog we’ll look at how employers and universities collaborate to support students transition into graduate jobs. More...

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The New Realists: students prioritise financial security (59%) over wealth (13%) or fame (9%)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"A new in-depth study of the UK student population shows students are realistic about the challenges they face and resourceful in how they navigate them to achieve the lives they want. The findings include:

  • 68% of students say they will face more challenges than their parents;
  • loneliness and mental health are growing issues, with one-in-four students ‘often’ (22%) or ‘always’ (4%) lonely; and
  • 58% of first-year students cite peer-to-peer sources of information as the most accurate, and just 16% say prospectuses are.

Students believe it is harder to buy property (90%) or find a job (78%) for their generation, and that they face more barriers to success than their parents did (68%). Moreover, 59% disagree with the idea that there is less chaos and risk in the world than 20 years ago. More...

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HEPI publishes ideas for reducing racial inequality in higher education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The Higher Education Policy Institute (www.hepi.ac.uk) is today publishing a collection of essays by senior higher education figures entitled The white elephant in the room: ideas for reducing racial inequality in higher education. More...

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What Hurricane Florence taught us about emergency communications

eCampus NewsDon't wait until it's too late to have a solid emergency communications system--here are some tips to figure out if what you've got will cut it when needed. More...

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Spreaker becomes the first podcasting platform to fully support Chrome OS

eCampus NewsSpreaker Studio has become the first podcasting app to be fully compatible and designed specifically to work with Chrome OS. Now you can enjoy all of our best podcasting tools straight from your Chromebook. More...

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Challenging students to see and achieve their unique potential

eCampus NewsHigher education faculty, counselors and advisers all need an effective framework with a set of tools to assess, intervene and empower our students to see and achieve their own unique potentials, whether in the classroom, advising sessions, orientation workshops, or internship opportunities. More...

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