The Month in HE

Welcome to our round-up of the latest news and announcements from the world of graduate and early-years talent.

New universities regulator comes into force
The Office for Students legally comes into force to hold universities to account and promote students interests.  Read more

ISE announces student recruitment conference line-up
The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has announced the line-up for its annual Student Recruitment Showcase event.  Read more

Jobsgopublic's round-up of 2017
The team at jobsgopublic share their round-up of 2017, including campaigns, awards, events and new faces. Read more

2017 Review of the Year
2017 came and went in a bit of a blur, although the year saw numerous events that few people could have predicted.  Read more

L’Oreal launches virtual reality recruitment experience
L'Oréal UK & Ireland has debuted a new Virtual Reality experience as part of its graduate assessment scheme.  Read more

More people from disadvantaged backgrounds are entering higher education
UCAS releases the final instalment of their End of Cycle Report on patterns of entry by background, offer-making, and qualifications and competition.  Read more

Young Londoners lead the way to higher education
On the 11th December, UCAS released the latest staggered statistics from their End of Cycle Report, reviewing entry patterns to higher education by geography. Read more

Universities must do better
The National Audit Office reviews the higher education market to find it sorely lacking in some areas.  Read more

National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2018 shortlist unveiled
The shortlist for the 2018 National Undergraduate Employability Awards has been announced, ahead of the awards which take place in February.  Read more

Encouraging news for nursing, with student course acceptances remaining high
4th December saw the release of the second wave of results from the UCAS End of Cycle Report, investigating the patterns for the year by subject. Read more

Apprenticeship Live broadcasts in schools
Schools in England can now access the latest apprenticeship information directly from employers and their apprentices - through a new broadcast initiative.  Read more

Higher education entries for 18-year olds at an all-time high
According to UCAS, 2017 has witnessed the largest proportion of 18-year olds entering higher education.  Read more

The upside to the downside in falling apprenticeship starts
TUI’s UK and Ireland Early Talent and Apprenticeships Manager sees the decline as a positive. Here’s why. Read more

UCAS update on unconscious bias in admissions
Back in 2015, the government looked to UCAS to introduce ‘name-blind’ applications. They’re been hard at work assessing feasibility and running trials.  Read more

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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The Month in HE