higher education

Incentivising knowledge exchange: a comparison of vision, strategies, policy and practice in English and Scottish Higher Education

Final report of the SRHE Annual Research Award 2011/12. It considers the ‘incentivisation’ and ‘institutionalisation’ of knowledge exchange activities within the higher education policy in the UK.

It is an exploratory piece based on comparing the policy, strategies and funding incentives in the English and Scottish higher education sectors.

Making reasonable adjustments for students with mental health problems

Students in further and higher education are entitled to reasonable adjustments to their course and institution if they have a disability. This leaflet provides information about adjustments that can work for students with mental health problems. Leaflet published by Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in March 2012.

DART Europe E-theses Portal

A partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), and it is the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and they participate in advocacy to influence future European e-theses developments.

Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS)

The aim of EThOS is:

- To offer a 'single point of access' where researchers the world over can access all theses produced by UK Higher Education
- To support Higher Education Institutions through the transition from print to e-theses
- To help UK Higher Education Institutions expand available content by digitising paper theses
- To demonstrate the quality of UK research and help attract students and research investment into UK HE.

Access all areas: action for all government departments to support young people's journey from care to adulthood

Report that starts dialogue with central government by suggesting particular areas and issues that should be addressed in four government depar tments: Communities and Local Government; Department for Work and Pensions; Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department of Health. In addition it proposes that that the Department for Education, which has primary responsibility for care leavers, joins with the Cabinet Office to lead a cross government approach to improving journeys from care to adulthood.

Initial teacher education

This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library. The Knowledge Pages facility enables users to search for the key messages within specific subject areas to which EPPI-Centre reviews have contributed.

Participation in post-compulsory education

This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library. The Knowledge Pages facility enables users to search for the key messages within specific subject areas to which EPPI-Centre reviews have contributed.

What are the factors that promote high post-16 participation of many minority ethnic groups? : a focused review of the UK-based aspirations literature

The overall aim of this review was to determine the factors that drive high post-16 participation of many minority ethnic groups This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2008. Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

Opportunities for involvement for service users and carers at the Open University in Scotland

Booklet explaining the different ways service users or carers can assist with the work of the Faculty of Health & Social Care at the Open University. Opportunities available include the development of courses and the selection and training of students.