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 News
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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The current and 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 rob.cuthbert@uwe.ac.uk

Out Now - SRHE News Issue 27 - January 2017

Extract from editorial

Post-Truth and the Higher Education and Research Bill

This issue of SRHE News was being finalised just as the Higher Education and Research Bill (HERB) began its Committee stage in the House of Lords. With 500 amendments tabled for line-by-line scrutiny, six days were set aside through to 25 January 2017, but on the first day, 9 January, only one amendment was considered.

It was however a pivotal proposal, about the nature and purpose of universities, with the rarity of being taken to a vote for the first time since 2012 (on a health bill) that there had been a vote at this stage in the Lords. Debate is likely to be both heated and confused, because the Bill embodies two key contradictions - between centralised control and free market forces, and between two very different appeals to legitimacy: emotion and personal belief, or evidence.
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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
Worldwise news
Symposium: Pedagogic Frailty and Resilience
6 Sep - Univ. of Surrey
New Blog: 'Conference Inference: Blogging the World of Conferences'
Launched 30/1/2017
Transnational education at a juncture: Sociological futures post-Brexit
2 May, Keele University
Book Launch: Exploring religion on campus
14 Feb, Kingston
“Transnational Circulation and Multilevel Governance of University Reform
Singapore, 28-30th June 2
Access Academy Training: Evaluating outreach work (4 Session Suite)
2017 dates, London
SRHE Newer Researchers Awards 2017
Launched 6th Dec
SRHE Research & Scoping Awards 2016
Funded Proposals
Current Challenges/Desired Futures for Higher Education in Japan and the UK
University of Sussex, UK
University of Queensland - Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century
Papers by 3 Feb 2017
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