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.

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.

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.

Engagement in course development by employers not traditionally involved in higher education: student and employer perceptions of its involved in higher education: student and employer perceptions of its impact

This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2011.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.

Adult skills and higher education: separation or union?

Paper assessing and discussing the position of adult skills training in England in the context of the creation of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the continuation of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It argues that giving responsibility for funding adult skills training to the DIUS risks adult skills being left behind by higher education.