Skip to content
The UK's only independent think tank devoted to higher education.


In recent years, HEPI has produced over 20 reports a year. They are all available free of charge here on our website and all our longer reports are also available in hard copy from the HEPI office.

The version on the website should be regarded as the version of record.

  • ‘What Do I Get?’: Ten essays on student fees, student engagement and student choice

    5 February 2015 by Edited by Nick Hillman

    HEPI’s first book, ‘What Do I Get?’: Ten essays on student fees, student engagement and student choice, includes contributions from a wide range of higher education institutions: older universities – the University of Leicester, the University of Sheffield and the University of East Anglia; newer universities – the University of Hertfordshire,…

  • Jisc: a hidden advantage for higher education

    23 October 2014 by Martyn Harrow

    Martyn Harrow, Chief Executive of Jisc, outlines some of the threats and opportunities to this world-class shared service. The Occasional Paper includes a Foreword by Nick Hillman, HEPI Director, and an Executive Summary.  

  • A guide to the removal of student number controls

    18 September 2014 by Nick Hillman

    HEPI’s new blue book, A guide to the removal of student number controls by Nick Hillman, outlines: 1. the story of why the removal of student number controls has been announced and how likely it is to happen; 2. what the change could mean for the shape of the higher education…

  • ‘Only Connect’: Is there still a higher education sector?

    24 July 2014

    In the first HEPI yellow book of 2014, Occasional Paper 8, Professor David Watson considers whether there is still a higher education sector. The paper calls for a more collective approach in three areas: 1. quality assurance 2. credit transfer 3. explaining the benefits of higher-level study  

  • The HEPI / HEA 2014 Student Academic Experience Survey

    21 May 2014 by Ioannis Soilemetzidis, Paul Bennett, Alex Buckley, Nick Hillman and Geoff Stoakes

    The Higher Education Policy Institute / Higher Education Academy 2014 Student Academic Experience Survey is the most revealing survey yet on the overall wellbeing of students, as well as on the experience of students at English institutions paying £9,000 fees. The survey was published at the HEPI / HEA Spring Conference on 21st May 2014.…

  • HEPI Policy Briefing, April 2014 (and April 2022)

    30 April 2014 by Nick Hillman

    This publication summaries recent research in higher education for HEPI University Partners and comes out three times a year. It is not usually published on our website, but this edition is being made freely available so that institutions which do not currently support HEPI can see the benefits we offer.

  • A comparison of student loans in England and Australia

    24 April 2014 by Nick Hillman

    HEPI Report (66) provides a comparison of the English and Australian higher education funding systems, specifically the student loan arrangements.  The report focuses on four themes: entitlement; default rates; the balance between public and private contributions; and repayment. Alongside this report, HEPI has published a more detailed piece on the…