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Grammar schools and access to universities: HEPI report not an accurate or complete picture

Lindsey Macmillan, Matt Dickson, Simon Burgess. A HEPI Occasional Paper out today claims that “grammar schools … play a significant role in supporting social mobility”. This is based on two statements in the paper: firstly, that a high proportion of disadvantaged pupils

Posted in Education policy, Evidence-based policy, Further higher and lifelong education

There’s more than one way to get a PhD: enhancing women’s career opportunities in HE

  Ginny Brunton.  The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that women in academic careers earn on average some 16% less than men. The Times Higher Education reported that 30 institutions had mean average pay gaps in

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Research matters

Don’t let your cookies leave a trail of crumbs for someone else: why you should care about digital data privacy

Kim Nguyen and Romasha Sanyal Ever thought about how when you use the fingerprint sensor on your Android, you’re actually just uploading a digital print of your biometrics? Or that your Facebook news feed isn’t just confirming what you believe

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

Improving science participation: Five evidence-based recommendations for policy-makers and funders

Science Capital Team.  To continue with science post-16, young people must achieve certain levels of understanding and attainment. Crucially, they must also feel that science is a good ‘fit’ for them – that science is ‘for me’. Drawing on more

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Posted in Employment and skills, Evidence-based policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Brexit: German universities among those poised to benefit if researchers and funding shift

Humboldt University in Berlin. German universities may emerge as ‘winners’ from Brexit. Tilemahos Efthimiadis, CC BY Aline Courtois The UK is currently the second-largest recipient of competitive research funding from the EU: 6% of students and 17% of staff in

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education
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