Decline in global demand for English higher education
A study by HEFCE demonstrates that growth in overseas entrants to higher education in England has reduced significantly since 2010 – the first decline in 29 years.
Well, that’s hardly surprising. Or unexpected.
The 2014 Grant letter: another epistolary triumph
But enough of the content, what about the important stuff like length? At 22 paragraphs, excluding the covering letter, or 26 if you include the substantive comments in the letter, it is shorter than any of its three predecessors from the BIS duo which have come in at 36, 35 and 28 paragraphs long. It is pleasing though that the Secretary of State’s signature remains as cheerful as ever.
I’m not so directly involved with this side of university business these days, but this is a great summary. And the Twitter stuff’s been good too.
Something that’s not going to affect many people out there in the real world, but still, a step in the right direction:
Trac burden cut after Hefce review
Universities are to benefit from a reduced administrative burden in supplying information about their costs, but government pressure to give more of such data to students has met with a cool response.
Having said that, for me that administrative burden is coming from a different direction. For instance this, thankfully not from my place…
Thousands of Winchester students lose out on loan money
Nearly 2,000 Winchester students have each lost out on £400 of student loan funding due to an admin blunder.
Why we ask institutions to count students in the way we do and how we treat ‘non-completions’.
What fun. I tell you, this definition has caused so much debate across so many areas of so many universities. And all because of a few bad apples?