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In recent years, HEPI has produced around 20 reports a year. They are all available free of charge here on our website and are generally also available in hard copy from the HEPI office. (The version on the website should be regarded as the version of record.)

  • Non-clinical researchers and clinical academics

    11 October 2005 by Tom Sastry

    A short paper prepared by HEPI in the course of its review of relations between the higher education sector and the NHS (published as “The Education and Training of Medical and Health Professionals in Higher Education Institutions” in November 2005). This paper feeds into the Department of Health consultation on…

  • Demand for Higher Education to 2015-16

    13 July 2005 by Bahram Bekhradnia

    An update to HEPI’s two previous reports projecting demand for higher education, this report extends the projections to 2015-16. It also contains an analysis of the implications of these revised figures, in particular for the Government’s 50% target for higher education participation.

  • Mission Critical? Modernising Human Resource Management in Higher Education

    9 March 2005 by William Archer

    During 2004 Human Resources and university heads were interviewed in 44 research-led and teaching-led UK universities in a wide spread of metropolitan and campus locations. Although the views reported are not necessarily representative of opinion across the sector, these interviews provide an illuminating insight to the HR issues and challenges…

  • The Student Experience Report

    26 January 2005 by UNITE

    2005 Student Experience Report, commissioned by UNITE in association with HEPI and conducted by MORI. 5th anniversary edition.

  • Non-Completion at the University of North London and London Guildhall University: a case study

    1 January 2005 by Libby Aston & Bahram Bekhradnia

    London Metropolitan University was formed as a result of a merger between London Guildhall University and the University of North London in 2002.  The new university was concerned that students from its two constituent parts had very different rates of non-completion, and commissioned HEPI to conduct this study, which investigated the difference…

  • Postgraduate Education in the United Kingdom

    10 November 2004 by Tom Sastry

    Postgraduate education is the fastest-growing sector in higher education.  This report, sponsored by Beachcroft Wansbroughs, looks at trends across the sector and how they affect different universities. It also looks at the financial impact of postgraduate education on universities, postgraduates and on the job market, and raises some important quality…