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  • Four possible futures for English higher education after the election

    6 June 2024 by Professor Sir Chris Husbands

    England’s universities face serious financial challenges because there are pressures on three of their main income streams – a flat undergraduate fee cap, unsustainable research funding and pressures on international student recruitment. It is well-known that this is imposing tough choices on individual universities, but too little attention has been…

  • How influential are student voters? The HE general election issues, Day 1

    5 June 2024 by Nick Hillman

    There is a common view that students are a particularly influential group of voters. There are lots of them and they tend to be concentrated in certain parliamentary constituencies – plus it is known that people with higher levels of education tend to be more likely to vote than those…

  • 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…