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 (Jan 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 16 - May 2014

Extract from editorial

Sustainable blogging

For many of us the Society for Research into Higher Education has been an important gateway to the broader research field, providing a continuing reference point in developing our own research and sustaining a community of scholars with common interests. Although conferences and publications will always have their place we must exploit the digital possibilities for interaction in the global academic community.

What new mechanisms should SRHE develop to support its worldwide membership, and enable all of us to contribute to and participate fully in the Society? It was this question which brought together a group at the 2013 SRHE Annual Research Conference... 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
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