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Submission to the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance – Second call for evidence

Published on April 8, 2010
...ing vs. a voucher system Universities operate in a complex, semi-regulated market. As largely autonomous institutions in receipt of public funding, they operate within an intricate eco-system of regulation, funding or market incentives from a wide range of sources (public and private) and well-established hierarchies. UK universities operate a non-standardised system of degree classifications and are mostly self-regulating through the QAA with HEF... Read more »

Delivering excellence across the UK

Published on June 7, 2013
...UK GVA (by comparison the Aerospace industry employs 133,000; has a global market share of 17%, and contributes only 0.4% to UK GVA). Bournemouth University is recognised as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK and graduates from the National Centre for Computer Animation have worked in Hollywood on such films as Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, Star Wars, Madagascar and King Kong. Over half of all students enrolled on sandwich... Read more »

Delivering excellence across the UK

Published on June 7, 2013
...UK GVA (by comparison the Aerospace industry employs 133,000; has a global market share of 17%, and contributes only 0.4% to UK GVA). Bournemouth University is recognised as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK and graduates from the National Centre for Computer Animation have worked in Hollywood on such films as Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, Star Wars, Madagascar and King Kong. Over half of all students enrolled on sandwich... Read more »

What Do We Mean By Social Mobility?

Published on March 14, 2014
...t in higher study is significant but there is no evidence that attending a Russell Group institution increases opportunities or lifetime earnings. In fact, evidence shows that the type of university a student attends has a statistically insignificant effect on their success and lifecycle earnings once you account for previous attainment and family background.   The impact The current narrative stifles potential by encouraging people to make decisi... Read more »

Closing the Gap: unlocking opportunity through higher education

Published on May 14, 2014
...rse is not keeping pace. The result is a mismatch of aspiration and labour market opportunities. For example, one third of teenagers want to do just 10 highly competitive jobs, while the 10 least popular jobs pay above median wage and offer good progression opportunities. Employer engagement in education is a crucial part of tackling this problem. 4. We need to recognise where value is really being added – this is often beyond traditional and elit... Read more »

University Alliance responds to DfE’s Initial Teacher Training Market Review consultation

Published on August 24, 2021
...meaningful collaboration and engagement with the sector in order to build trust and understanding of the true complexities and nuances involved in delivering teacher training thereby bringing the key agents of change on this important journey collectively to evolve teacher training together. An absence of clear and compelling evidence to demonstrate what exactly the quality issues are with the current teacher training system that have led to this... Read more »

Digital Technologies in Teaching and Learning

Published on October 24, 2013
...on, a solution to skills shortages and widening participation, or simply a marketing tool for universities to reach out to more students in an increasingly competitive global HE market place. “Online learning can play a part in a country’s economic success by broadening access to higher education.” Part of this indecision is due to confusion between Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and more traditional forms of online learning. But there are im... Read more »

HELP UK: Background evidence report

Published on June 26, 2014
...pment of our H.E.L.P. UK proposals. We make the following recommendations: Shared investment: Shared investment in higher education from both Government and graduates is an important principle that should remain. Public understanding: The current system lacks transparency and is not well understood by the public. Re-designing some elements of the system as well as continued communication efforts should seek to counter this. Sustainability: A well-... Read more »

Budget 2012: harnessing universities to help build a stronger economy for the future

Published on March 8, 2012
...evel qualifications. At the other end of the spectrum, more than half of the jobs that declined the fastest during this period were in occupations where the majority of people are qualified to level 2 (GCSE A*-C and equivalent) or below. Labour Force Survey data, 2010 [3] Wilson T, Review of Business-University Collaboration, February 2012 http://www.wilsonreview.co.uk/review/ [4] http://cdn.hm-treasury.gov.uk/autumn_statement.pdf [5] Wilson T, Re... Read more »