Tag: Higher Education

The new Teaching Excellence Framework, What does it mean for universities?

The new Teaching Excellence Framework, What does it mean for universities?

You have decided to go to university, chosen your course, attended a few open days, found a spacious welcoming campus with plenty of activities and a city or town that is charming and bursting with cultural and social hangouts. All very important but what about the teaching and quality of the course? A student is … Continue reading The new Teaching Excellence Framework, What does it mean for universities?

The financial rewards of higher education

An article 'The financial rewards of higher education' from the Economic and Social Research Council questions graduate employment in relation to the financial cost of going to university. The article states that as the number of graduates entering the workforce rises, jobs that were traditionally classed as non-graduate are increasingly being taken by graduates, blurring … Continue reading The financial rewards of higher education

Higher education and careers guidance

“Fifth of graduates work part-time.” Telegraph “Number of graduates in basic jobs doubles in five years.”  BBC “More graduates in low skilled jobs.” BBC “40% [of graduates] failing to get graduate-calibre posts two years after leaving education.” Guardian These headlines, amongst ones of graduate unemployment and of fierce competition for graduate jobs, reinforce the need for effective career … Continue reading Higher education and careers guidance

Delivering post-16 guidance

Earlier this year, the Department for Education released the report ‘The role of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) in young people’s education and employment choices’.  This presented the findings of a five-year research project that reviewed young people’s attitudes to IAG from Year 9 (aged 12-13) to Year 13 (aged 17-18).  In this post, I … Continue reading Delivering post-16 guidance