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.

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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 26 - October 2016

Extract from editorial

May in October: a climate change for HE?

Since Britain voted to leave the European Union in June it is getting harder and harder to know which way the wind is blowing for higher education, and the outlook is no clearer after Theresa May's first Conservative Party conference as Prime Minister.

The last Conservative government, the one that was only elected a year ago, had a manifesto commitment to introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework. Although it was rumoured that the Higher Education and Research Bill might have to make way in the Parliamentary timetable for EU referendum business, the Cameron government made HE a high priority and the Bill survived.

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 2014-15 Data

Below are links to HESA datasets provided to SRHE in February/March 2016. 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 2014/15
  2. Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2014/15
  3. Finances of Higher Education Institutions 2014/15
  4. HE Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) Survey 2014/15
  5. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2014/15
  6. Statistical Overview of Higher Education 2014/15
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