20 avril 2017

A state of mind – why attitudes and beliefs matter for widening participation

Résultat de recherche d'images pour To prepare them for university, the higher education sector has focussed, traditionally, on the systems and learning structures necessary to impart the ‘right’ skills and knowledge. Inclusive curriculums, reflecting on pedagogy, student mentoring schemes, training frontline staff, software that analyses student performance – all are useful steps to create an engaging environment for non-traditional students. More...

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Reshaping our understanding of employability

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Employability is a term that dominates discussion of higher education, but is frequently subject to misunderstanding. Current developments in this area promise to deliver richer and more meaningful information to enhance understanding of how integral employability activity is to supporting students through their studies and on into the labour market. More...

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An experimental approach to evaluate the impact of outreach

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Despite many positive reports about the benefits of outreach activity, we lack strong evidence about the impact and cost-effectiveness of different approaches. More...

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The road to the Responsible Research Metrics Forum

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Imperial College made headlines by announcing that it has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. Meaning that Imperial will no longer consider journal-based metrics, such as journal impact factors, in decisions on the hiring and promotion of academic staff. More...

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Equality and diversity initiatives are wide-ranging and creative

Résultat de recherche d'images pour This collection of case studies provides a rich picture of activities across a range of staff and student issues, including challenges which require a whole-institutional approach such as how to tackle gender based violence, and how to reduce the gender pay gap. Many of the initiatives here also involved whole community approaches, working together with external agencies or networks to acknowledge the role – and impact – higher education institutions can have in their local areas. More...

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A moment for REFlection

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Discussion has also been intently focused on non-portability of outputs. This is a knottier issue to untie and we have not heard overall consensus in responses to date. We are keen to identify the best way to implement this recommendation: a way which can address some of the concerns raised for ECR mobility, new units and staff moving in from outside higher education without introducing considerable burden through complexity. More...

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When it comes to local growth, no one sector holds the ring

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Gauging knowledge of, and interest in, the local growth agenda is not an easy piece of market research. How do you define local? How should institutions interact with each other? What if my area doesn’t get a devolution deal? Many questions, multiple potential answers. More...

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Who is research-active? – A key question for the future of research assessment

Résultat de recherche d'images pour The funding bodies and the REF should respect the employment relationship. We are therefore considering other ways to capture ‘Research-active staff’. These will need to recognise the contract, but truly reflect the university’s and the academic’s expectations of where there is a responsibility to carry out research that would be appropriately assessed by the criteria used by the REF. More...

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Develop your people, shape the future – Degree Apprenticeships at Northumbria University

Résultat de recherche d'images pour In 2015, Northumbria University became one of the first UK universities to offer degree apprenticeships, launching its BSc Digital and Technology Solutions undergraduate programme. More...

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The changing face of international student recruitment

Résultat de recherche d'images pour 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. More...

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