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.

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Out Now - SRHE News Issue 20 - April 2015

Extract from editorial

David Watson 1949-2015

News of the death of Professor Sir David Watson, former President of the Society, came as a sudden and terrible shock to all in the Society who knew and revered his immense contribution to higher education policy, practice and research. He had attended the SRHE Research Conference in December as always, without any outward sign of his illness, but broke the sad news very soon afterwards.

The illness progressed perhaps even faster than he had anticipated, and he died on 8 February 2015. This tribute is written by his friend and colleague at the London Institute of Education, Paul Temple... 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 2013-14 Data

Below are links to HESA datasets provided to SRHE in February/March 2015. 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 2013/14
  2. Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2013/14
  3. Finance of Higher Education Institutions 2013/14
  4. HE Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) Survey 2013/14
  5. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2013/14
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