The interim results of over 300 HE and the wider public sector professionals reveals a high level of concern about the impact of UK’s decision to leave the EU, with more than 80% of respondents expecting negative impact on the higher education sector.
However when asked where they expect the quality of teaching across universities in the UK to be in 5 years’ time, 44% thought it’ll be above average, and 28% – among the best in the world.
One of key findings reveals that around a quarter of respondents feel not very well informed about the Higher Education White Paper “Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility & Student Choice”, and 11% haven’t heard of it at all.
Other critical insights include:
· 88% rate teaching quality in universities across the UK as good or excellent
· 90% rate research quality in universities across the UK as good or excellent
· Top 5 challenges facing the higher education sector across the UK today are:
o Funding / revenue / resources
o Student fees / costs
o Government regulations / policies
o Student experience
o Graduate employability
The Higher Education Show, to be held on 11 October 2016 at London’s Olympia, will provide best practice advice and case studies addressing the issues above – click here to view the agenda.