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 (July 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 17 - July 2014

Extract from editorial

This is an ex-Minister

This issue of SRHE News is slightly later than usual to allow coverage of the dramatic events of early July, when a major Government reshuffle unfolded, appropriately coinciding with the Monty Python reunion in London to remind us that perhaps the only thing deader than a just-purchased Norwegian Blue is a just-departed government minister.

The Cabinet reshuffle signalled the end of high office and political careers for several long-serving ministers, who announced their intention to leave Parliament after the 2015 election. The demise of the Minister for Universities and Science was not even the top story in Education, thanks to the demotion of Michael Gove, but it is the top story for higher education... 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
Worldwise news
Intrinsic and internalized modes of teaching motivation
30 Oct,University of Bath
Theory and Method in HE: Book Chapter Contributions
By 30/11/14
Developing Intellectual Histories in Educational Research- Univ of Sussex
27 Oct 14
History of higher education: Double book launch
29 Oct, IoE, London, 5pm
Forum on Higher Education & International Development
24 October, IoE, London
#design4learning: from blended learning to learning analytics in HE
26/27 Nov, Milton Keynes
Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) conference
19 Nov, Australia
The Utopian Universities - A fifty- year retrospective, 23-24 October
Senate House, London
Centre for the Study of Higher Education - Seminar Series Autumn 2014
University of Kent
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