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Shades of Meaning: An exploration of student and tutor perceptions of nuance within written...

Since September 2014, an interdisciplinary group of academics from the Universities of Winchester and Portsmouth have been exploring student and tutor perceptions of nuance within written and audio feedback. Our research aims to inform best practice in relation to the use of both written and oral language in order to enhance student engagement with and understanding of feedback.

Supporting our students’ digital experience through effective learning and curriculum design

Digital literacy will increasingly become an essential requisite of every graduate, and key to their employability. Sarah Knight shares with us examples of how the Student Experience Experts Group at JISC mobilises knowledge in this area, and how some universities are raising to the challenge of supporting students' digital experience and learning.

Edinburgh Napier University – using process mapping – case study – August 2017

When a team at Edinburgh Napier University needed to carry out three time consuming projects at the same time, they turned to process mapping. In this case study, project lead Fergus Jack describes the process and how it allowed the projects to be tackled simultaneously in a time efficient way.


Leadership Foundation launches guide to efficiency for governors

Getting to Grips with Efficiency explores the concept of efficiency and the efficiency agenda within the higher education sector. As part of the Leadership Foundation's guide for governors series, it seeks to provide governors with the information to help guide their institutions to greater efficiency and to plan for new reporting requirements that may push them to go even further (log-in required to download publication).

HEPI Where next for widening participation and fair access?

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the social mobility charity Brightside are jointly publishing a collection of essays by senior higher education figures entitled Where next for widening participation and fair access? New insights from leading thinkers.

Higher Education Estates Statistics Report 2016

UK Universities’ response to the efficiency agenda and their own income generating projects have helped them to increase their income to a record £30bn. In its annual estates management report, AUDE reveals that despite a challenging funding environment and a decrease in home students, the sector grew by £2bn in one year.


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5-6 October: AURIL conference, Bristol

This conference will explore how universities are using their global networks and partners to achieve more far-reaching knowledge exchange impacts and create new international business partnerships in other regions of the world.

10 October: Higher education conference and exhibition, London

This year’s event will tackle the challenges and opportunities that come with increased competition and choice in the sector off the back of momentous higher education reforms. Delegates will gain an exclusive introduction to the Office for Students, learn how to establish their institution as an international brand, debate the drive for digital in the sector and identify ways to enhance the student experience.


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