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  • Trans and non-binary student experiences in higher education

    23 May 2024 by Josh Freeman and Rose Stephenson

    New HEPI report explores the experiences of trans and non-binary students throughout higher education The report by Josh Freeman, HEPI Policy Manager, and Rose Stephenson, HEPI Director of Policy and Advocacy, is the first of its kind in the UK and draws together new data to understand how trans and…

  • New research reveals the benefits of the Graduate Route visa

    7 May 2024 by HEPI

    New research published jointly by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), Kaplan International Pathways and the National Union of Students (NUS) and undertaken by London Economics reveals the net benefits to the UK Exchequer of the Graduate Route visa scheme. The Graduate Route visa allows international students to stay in…

  • Why a fresh approach is needed for university drop-out rates

    25 April 2024

    The Higher Education Policy Institute has published a new paper on student non-continuation rates. ‘Dropouts or stopouts or comebackers or potential completers?’: Non-continuation of students in the UK (HEPI Policy Note 53) by HEPI Director, Nick Hillman, finds: The report includes the following policy recommendations for reducing non-continuation further: The author…

  • How should undergraduate degrees be funded? A collection of essays

    11 April 2024 by Rose Stephenson

    The Higher Education Policy Institute ( today publishes a new report entitled How Should Undergraduate Degrees be Funded? – a compendium of essays edited by Rose Stephenson, Director of Policy and Advocacy at HEPI. The report explores a range of potential funding models for undergraduate education, against a backdrop of…

  • New HEPI Report explores the impact of technology on universities and students

    28 March 2024

    The Higher Education Policy Institute has published a collection of essays on educational technology, edited by Mary Curnock Cook CBE. Technology Foundations for 21st Century Higher Education (HEPI Report 172), sponsored by LearningMate, brings together leading voices to explain how technology can improve higher education. The authors’ insights include: In…

  • New report examines the gender pay gap in higher education

    14 March 2024 by Rose Stephenson

    The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has released a comprehensive report, Show me the money – an exploration of the gender pay gap in higher education (HEPI Report 171), authored by HEPI’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, Rose Stephenson. The report, supported by Durham University, delves into the persistent pay…

  • How much of a problem are international foundation years?

    12 March 2024 by Josh Freeman

    The higher education sector is still reeling from claims in January by the Sunday Times that some Russell Group institutions admit international students, who often pay much higher fees than home students, with lower grade requirements. Despite swift rebuttals by the Russell Group and Universities UK, the issue remains a…