AdvanceHE Newsletter

Welcome to the November 2019 Update


This month we launch the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Framework, highlight the national results of three of our student surveys and share a series of videos for supporting care leavers in higher education.


The Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Framework was launched this month, developed in partnership with EEUK, IOEE, ISBE, SFEDI and the QAA. This is a resource to help institutions provide effective activities and experiences so that students can identify what is involved in being enterprising and entrepreneurial, helping them to navigate their future careers. Stuart Norton, Senior Adviser at Advance HE, introduces the new framework in his blog ‘The trouble with employability’. Andy Penaluna, Professor Emeritus at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, who has made a large contribution to the framework, discusses the topic of future proofing higher education in his blog ‘Enterprise thinking on the future of HE’. Further content exploring enterprise and entrepreneurship will continue to be published over the coming weeks and can be found on a new guidance page.


Alongside the launch of the framework, we have began recruitment for an Embedding Enterprise in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum Collaborative Project. Schools and faculties can join up until 20 December, with the project running from January to July 2020.


As progress builds to tackle race inequality in higher education, the Race Equality Charter (REC) has welcomed two new Bronze award holders and five new members.


In response to the publication of Advance HE’s Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, Hannah Borkin, Mixed-methods Researcher at Advance HE, shares her reflections on the emerging inequalities with mental health initiatives in higher education.


With the Advance HE Academic Career Progression Symposium approaching next month, Professor Sally Bradley reveals the details of the programme in a blog. Whether you are just starting out and wondering how to progress, if you’re mid-career and considering your next steps, or if you are responsible for the academic career progression of others, there is something of interest for you at our symposium. It is also a valuable opportunity to network with a range of colleagues who are wrestling with the same challenges.


As part of our ongoing work on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion we spoke to Chris Hoyle, a care experienced graduate and Management Information Analyst from the University of York to share his insight on care leavers in higher education. In a series of short videos Chris discusses Department for Education guidance, the latest research, the differences in support in Scotland, the care leaver covenant, supporting organisations and an overview of the sector as a whole.  Read more here


About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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