Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) Database

The second edition of HEER Today has been released. It is designed to keep you up to date with the latest additions to the Higher Education Empirical Research database, and provides quick links to the popular themes and most-read articles.

For example, the five most-read summaries in January 2014 are:

Student expectations and perceptions of higher education
Study exploring the issues affecting student expectations and perceptions regarding the quality of their learning experience and the academic standards of their programmes of study.

The international branch campus – models and trends
Eighty-two branch campuses based in 36 countries are identified; of these 50% have been opened since 2000. Details of the levels and subjects offered and the funding models used are provided.

Full report – Graduates in the UK labour market 2013
Analysis of data on graduates in the labour market undertaken by the Office for National Statistics.

What students think of their higher education
Analysis of student written submissions to the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education 2011-12.

Variable tuition fees in England: assessing their impact on students and higher education institutions
Report presenting statistical data on the initial impact of the introduction of variable tuition fees. Found slight increase in the level of applicants, including those from minority ethnic and lower socio-economic groups.

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