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Evaluating the impact of student number controls choice and competition on the student profile and learning environment

This seminar will focus on Dr Carol Taylor and Dr Colin McCaig's investigation into the Higher Education Academy funded project 'Evaluating the impact of number controls choice and competition on the student profile and the student learning environment in the new higher education landscape'.

Recent reforms including The Browne Report Securing a Sustainable Future for Higher Education (Browne 2010) and the White Paper Students at the Heart of the System (BIS 2011) are changing the ways HE institutions operate. Key changes include: student number controls the new maximum variable fee of £9 000 and the introduction of targeted National Scholarship Programme (NSP) awards. The presentation explores some of the impacts of these changes and identifies some key risks and opportunities they bring including risks to widening participation (Universities UK 2011); the greater significance of marketing and branding across the sector; the increasing differentiation between HEIs; the greater emphasis on the student experience; and changes to teaching and learning.

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10/06/2014
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