What Makes a Top University? Professor Janice Kay Chair, 1994 Group’s Student Experience Policy Group Senior Deputy Vice-C...
Some Figures <ul><li>How many Universities are there? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>116 (166 Higher Education Colleges) </li></ul>...
Some Figures <ul><li>Graduates who regret their course choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>33% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students wh...
Which are the Top 20 Universities? TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2011 <ul><li>OXFORD </li></ul>11.  EDINBURGH 2.  CAMBRIDGE ...
Research Intensive: Russell and 1994 TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2011  <ul><li>OXFORD  RG </li></ul>11.  EDINBURGH  RG 2. ...
‘ Reputation’ & League Tables <ul><li>How to Judge Reputation & Quality: Range of Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence Base...
Times Good University Guide: 2011 &  1995
League Tables: the Truth! <ul><li>Changes Over Time </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in Methods (e.g. TQA/NSS) </li></ul><ul><li>...
The Financial Context for UK HEIs <ul><li>Hard Times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>£1.3 Billion Baseline Cuts (Labour + LibCon)  <...
The Context: Differential Effects <ul><li>Continuum of Dependence on Govt/HEFCE </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Effects with Gre...
Graduates from Top Universities  <ul><li>University Quality and Graduate Wages in the UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent LSE ...
A Top University? What to Look For <ul><li>A University that does not rest on its laurels </li></ul><ul><li>That understan...
A Top University? A Focus on ‘Exit’ <ul><li>Creates Skills for the 21 st  Century: from ‘a professional attitude’ & ‘busin...
What makes a Top University? <ul><li>1994 Group policy reports available online </li></ul><ul><li>www.1994group.co.uk   </...
 
 
 
More Employability in the Curriculum <ul><li>Ways of Embedding Employability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Content, Assessm...
More Employability in the Curriculum <ul><li>Enhancing Postgraduate Employability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More Industry-spon...
Moving ‘Beyond the Curriculum’: 1994 Group Policy Report 2009 <ul><li>‘ Co-Curricular’ Activity and Awards </li></ul><ul><...
What do Top universities need to offer? <ul><li>A Top Student Experience:  </li></ul><ul><li>That has Graduate Employabili...
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Slides from the presentation by Prof Janice Kay of Exeter University for the \'What makes a top university?\' seminar at the AGR Conference, July 2010

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  • No surprises in the government’s budget. We expected the Higher Education budget would be cut and there was nothing to suggest this will not be the case. The Institute for Fiscal Studies predicts a 33% cut for HE by 2014-15. Coupled with the increase in VAT, this will mean difficult times for many universities. The good news is that we are as well placed as any university to weather the cuts, firstly because we have reduced our reliance on public funding (now less than a third of our income); secondly, because the University is financially well managed and is generating a surplus; and thirdly, because we have planned for this eventuality and already removed costs through the Creating Value initiative. We expect to continue with our development plans and to grow turnover by another £20m in 2010-11. Lord Browne review – Pay and Pensions -
  • Janice Kay Exeter Uni Agr

    1. 1. What Makes a Top University? Professor Janice Kay Chair, 1994 Group’s Student Experience Policy Group Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter
    2. 2. Some Figures <ul><li>How many Universities are there? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>116 (166 Higher Education Colleges) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many Students go each year? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>570,000 applications in 2010 (15% predicted 1+ A*) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate Employment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50,000 extra graduates in 2010 compared with 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications for Jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>45 per graduate job (52 in 2009, 35 in 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17.9% more in 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Risen on year from 23k in 2003 to 29k in 2010 </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Some Figures <ul><li>Graduates who regret their course choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>33% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students who never complete </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students who do not get past 1 st year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students who complete at a ‘Research Intensive’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>95% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students who complete at a ‘post-92’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inspiring Futures, Mind the Gap </li></ul><ul><li>national HE conference 2009, HEFCE 2005 data </li></ul>
    4. 4. Which are the Top 20 Universities? TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2011 <ul><li>OXFORD </li></ul>11. EDINBURGH 2. CAMBRIDGE 12. EXETER 3. IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON 13. BATH 4. ST ANDREWS 14. BRISTOL 5. LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS 15. LEICESTER 6. DURHAM 16. LOUGHBOROUGH 7. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON 17. KINGS COLLEGE LONDON 8. WARWICK 18. SHEFFIELD 9. YORK 19. SOUTHAMPTON 10. LANCASTER 20. NOTTINGHAM
    5. 5. Research Intensive: Russell and 1994 TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2011 <ul><li>OXFORD RG </li></ul>11. EDINBURGH RG 2. CAMBRIDGE RG 12. EXETER 1994 3. IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON RG 13. BATH 1994 4. ST ANDREWS 1994 14. BRISTOL RG 5. LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS RG 15. LEICESTER 1994 6. DURHAM 1994 16. LOUGHBOROUGH 1994 7. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON RG 17. KINGS COLLEGE LONDON RG 8. WARWICK RG 18. SHEFFIELD RG 9. YORK 1994 19. SOUTHAMPTON RG 10. LANCASTER 1994 20. NOTTINGHAM RG
    6. 6. ‘ Reputation’ & League Tables <ul><li>How to Judge Reputation & Quality: Range of Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence Base: Institution & Subject Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Indicators v. Collective Metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Proxies for Quality: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Employment (DLHE Survey) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrant Qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievement/Completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Satisfaction (NSS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Quality/Research Led Teaching </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Times Good University Guide: 2011 & 1995
    8. 8. League Tables: the Truth! <ul><li>Changes Over Time </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in Methods (e.g. TQA/NSS) </li></ul><ul><li>UK v International League Tables </li></ul><ul><li>Inherently Limited: You need to know more than they can possibly tell you </li></ul><ul><li>Education & Employment Strategies, Investment in Careers, Skills, Portfolio, Employer Engagement, Alumni Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Useful and Debunk the Myths of ‘Elite’ Universities! </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Financial Context for UK HEIs <ul><li>Hard Times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>£1.3 Billion Baseline Cuts (Labour + LibCon) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.6% Reduction in Public Funding Per Student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vat Increase + Pay & Pensions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SR protects NHS and Overseas Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spending on Schools & Defence Cut by 10% by 2014-15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unprotected DELs Cut by 33% (e.g. HE!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Funding Review & ‘Valley of Death’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Substitution at Best </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. The Context: Differential Effects <ul><li>Continuum of Dependence on Govt/HEFCE </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Effects with Greater Dependence on the State </li></ul><ul><li>Eggs in Baskets: More Diversification of Income Sources (e.g. Endowments, International Students) </li></ul><ul><li>Effects on Key Services (e.g. Careers & Employment) and Academic Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability per se </li></ul>
    11. 11. Graduates from Top Universities <ul><li>University Quality and Graduate Wages in the UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent LSE Report by Hussain, McNally & Telhaj (2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link between Quality and Labour Market Outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality defined as RAE, spend per student & faculty salaries, SSR, entrant qualifications, retention rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduates of Highest Quartile HEIs earned 10 – 16% more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Net Present Value of £35,207 average graduate earnings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1994 Group Report 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher graduate employment rates and salaries both in STEM & Humanities in Research Intensive HEIs </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. A Top University? What to Look For <ul><li>A University that does not rest on its laurels </li></ul><ul><li>That understands its business and market </li></ul><ul><li>That has a dynamic demand-led portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>That focuses on Exit as well as Entrants </li></ul><ul><li>That understands ‘Skills’ </li></ul><ul><li>That involves Employers and external organisations at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>That engages with and informs its current and prospective students and stakeholders about Employment and Employability </li></ul>
    13. 13. A Top University? A Focus on ‘Exit’ <ul><li>Creates Skills for the 21 st Century: from ‘a professional attitude’ & ‘business acumen’ to ‘resilience’ & ‘adaptability’ to intensive language opportunities & cultural awareness training) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares Graduates for a Range of Contexts and Environments (from Corporates to Charities & Social Enterprises) </li></ul><ul><li>Builds Graduate Level Work Experience into Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes and recognises Extra-Curricula Skills that Employers want and that Add Value </li></ul><ul><li>Invests in Professional Services and best Academic Courses </li></ul>
    14. 14. What makes a Top University? <ul><li>1994 Group policy reports available online </li></ul><ul><li>www.1994group.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Janice Kay </li></ul><ul><li>Chair, 1994 Group’s Student Experience Policy Group </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    15. 18. More Employability in the Curriculum <ul><li>Ways of Embedding Employability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Content, Assessment & Skills Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Employer Engagement (Teaching & Advisory Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Injecting Enterprise into Modules </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work Experience, Placements and Internships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year Out, One-Off during Term Time, Out of Term Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated into Modules (LSE Parliamentary Intern Scheme) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gives Access to Employment, Also Augments Final-Year Marks </li></ul><ul><li>STEM (from Industry to Research Lab Placements) </li></ul><ul><li>What about HASS Subjects? </li></ul>
    16. 19. More Employability in the Curriculum <ul><li>Enhancing Postgraduate Employability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More Industry-sponsored Masters (e.g. MSc in Automotive Systems Engineering at Loughborough (with Ford); MEng Embedded Systems at York (with Crossrail)) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1994 Group Innovative Practice Report </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Value in Enhancing Postgraduate Employability? </li></ul><ul><li>Need to Replenish the Research Base and Modern Fast-Growing Industries such as Digital Technologies and Clean Tech Require People with High Level Skills </li></ul>
    17. 20. Moving ‘Beyond the Curriculum’: 1994 Group Policy Report 2009 <ul><li>‘ Co-Curricular’ Activity and Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshot of Activity Within 1994 Group </li></ul><ul><li>Majority have Award Schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Relates to HEAR </li></ul><ul><li>Assess Challenges to Effective Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations to HEIs, Government and Business </li></ul>
    18. 21. What do Top universities need to offer? <ul><li>A Top Student Experience: </li></ul><ul><li>That has Graduate Employability at its Heart </li></ul><ul><li>That Creates Opportunities to Enhance Employability Both Within and Beyond the Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>That Considers Professional and Academic Support Holistically </li></ul><ul><li>That Actively Engages Employers, Students, Student Unions and Other Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>That is Supplemented by Published Information that is Up to Date, Consistent and Reliable </li></ul>

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