SRHE Blog & Newsletter

SRHE Blog This 'blogsite' was launched in January 2014 as a development of SRHE News, to provide members and others associated with the Society to read and comment on the most pressing issues with Higher Education research.

The site is available from the following link SRHE blog.

SRHE Newsletter

This is the newsletter of SRHE. The SRHE Newsletter includes contributions from members across the globe, details of upcoming events and reports on recent activities.

The latest SRHE Newsletter (November 2014) is now available to members - click on 'Apply now' below for details and the many other benefits of membership

Previous issues of SRHE News are available to SRHE members only via the following link Members Area.

For further enquiries, or to submit any articles of interest, please contact the editor at

Out Now - SRHE News Issue 18 - November 2014

Extract from editorial

Embracing plurality and difference in higher education - necessary but not sufficient

SRHE News reports of ethical lapses are usually tales of individual transgression. In this issue we report European research on unethical behaviour which suggests that too many academics admit to some of the behaviours of which they disapprove. But even this pales by comparison to an academic scandal at one of the US’s leading universities, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The most charitable interpretation we can put on a 20-year period of wrongdoing is misguided concern for students, misplaced loyalty to the university, concern to protect fundraising from alumni who often reward the university’s sporting successes, and too many academics and senior managers willing to look the other way... Join SRHE

Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) Database (QAA)

The Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) database comprises summaries of the latest published research on a range of topics related to higher education. It is intended for use by policy-makers, academics and researchers in higher education. The database is fully searchable by theme, publisher and date. As a registered user you gain access to the full summaries and subscription options to receive email notifications as soon as new research is added to the database.

Further details are available here HEER Database.

Higher Education Statistics Agency 2012-13 Data

Below are links to HESA datasets provided to SRHE in February 2014. This data in relation to UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) is broken down by age group, gender, ethnicity, disability status, level of study, mode of study, etc. We hope they will be useful to any of members and guests currently engaged in research.

The links below will download a .zip file from which you can then extract the publication and supporting files, these files are stored in Microsoft Excel and HTML format. In order to view the files correctly you must choose to 'Extract' the files from the .zip file and save them within one folder, then choose to view the index.html file first.

  1. Students in Higher Education Institutions 2012/13
  2. Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2012/13
  3. Finance of Higher Education Institutions 2012/13
  4. HE Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) Survey 2012/13
  5. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2012/13
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