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  • Review of Day One of the fifth Buckingham Festival of HE

    8 July 2020

    The future of higher education and the fallout from COVID-19 were two themes of the first day of the fifth Buckingham Festival of Higher Education, which went online for the first time yesterday. Sponsored by Pearson and held in partnership with the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), the fifth University…

  • Response to the new support for UK universities

    27 June 2020

    Responding to the announcement from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on support for UK universities during the crisis, Nick Hillman, Director of HEPI, said: My overwhelming response is positive. Universities have been wanting a package of support to stabilise what they do since the crisis began. My…

  • New report suggests PhD students work 50% more than undergraduates

    25 June 2020

    The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has published a new report on the experience of PhD students – people who are studying for doctoral degrees. PhD Life: The UK student experience by Bethan Cornell uses previously unpublished data from Nature and the Wellcome Trust to uncover the reality of life as a PhD…

  • Response to the announcement on fees and loans for EU students in England from 2021

    23 June 2020

    Responding to today’s announcement on tuition fees and loans for EU students in England from 2021/22, Nick Hillman, the Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute (www.hepi.ac.uk), said: Today’s announcement will be seen as bad news inside universities. To date, EU students have benefited from lower fees and access to…

  • Response to the new Graduate Outcomes statistics published by HESA

    18 June 2020

    Responding to the new Graduate Outcomes statistics published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, Rachel Hewitt, HEPI’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, said: Today’s new Graduate Outcomes statistics show the importance of having a rich and contextual picture of the graduate labour market, beyond just graduate salaries. Fifteen months after…