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Useful education links from 17th-24th May

Tweet These are some of the education stories we found interesting between the 26th April and 17th-24th May 2013.  More than 300,000 children missing school every day  (The Telegraph) More than 300,000 school children miss school every day according to … Continue reading

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What information do universities record – and what might be requested?

TweetTimes Higher Education reporter David Matthews wrote about “stumbling blocks” to university transparency this month – and in the process highlighted some useful tips for those wanting to investigate higher education. Here are the highlights: Who makes the decisions? Most … Continue reading

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Data sources for higher education – part 1

TweetInvestigating an area such as education is large enough to be half-covered even in projects such as PhDs but there are some sources which provide a helpful start. There are four central sites for higher education data: Ucas, the higher … Continue reading

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James Ball on how UCAS gather ‘deprivation’ stats on applications

TweetJames Ball has written an illuminating piece on the recent UCAS statistics and reports which suggested that applications from wealthy students had dropped much more than those from poorer students. He adds some important context on precisely which applicants the data … Continue reading

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Data: UCAS applications

TweetUCAS have just released the latest statistics on university applications, generating a raft of stories on the impact of fees (a drop of 9.9% for English universities). If you want to dig further into UCAS data, you can download them … Continue reading

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Link: UK university applications expected to drop

TweetNew figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) are expected to show a steep decline in the number of UK students applying to study in fall 2012, the Guardian reports. 

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FOI legislation opens up UCAS and higher education…

TweetAs of this month, there are three more organisations that are under the scope of The Freedom of Information Act; and most appropriately for the Help Me Investigate education site, UCAS, the charitable organisation who organise the higher education application … Continue reading

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