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Rachael Pells
Reporter . Research&ethics, UKpolicy, HE in Latin America. Previously , & . Tweeting in a personal capacity.
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Chris Parr 23h
"Nothing says 'romance' like refrigerators." Latest podcast with me, and .
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"In summary, coughing isn’t a good way to lose weight. Nor is it a good way to get ripped". I can't pretend this isn't something I've googled in the past couple of weeks.
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Rachael Pells Jan 17
Proud to have helped team win the pub quiz with my contribution of shameful pop music knowledge. We beat the which is the main thing ;-)
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Rachael Pells Jan 17
Open access megajournal to be launched by via
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Chris Havergal Jan 16
Government's struggle to monitor attendance of students at England's private colleges 'mind-boggling' and 'sloppy', says via
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David Sweeney Jan 16
Well the bit in square brackets is you, not me. No-one has ever given me evidence of the REF panel process using Impact Factors. We police it. Loose talk about it and poor take-up of DORA is holding back Open Access.
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
And that's it from the first session . Looking out for 's report - expected to be out before Easter.
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
.: "There's not much that keeps me awake at night"
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Mike Ratcliffe Jan 15
That's one reason DfE were the wrong regulator for alternative providers. HEIs provided this to HESA so knew non-continuation rates would be monitored.
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
"We’ve roughly quadrupled the resources we put into that and getting a return of 12:1"... whatever that means.
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
On future of tackling fradulent providers and other cases like Grafton, insists situation is improving. Peter Lauener from Student Loans Company says "a lot of investment" into anti-fraud measurements in the system this year
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
"Yes," says . "Clearly as the commissioner has pointed out the arrangements were not adequate. He is looking at the paperwork and waiting for advice on what to do better next time."
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
. gets shut-down by : "How on earth can you not have student attendance data and never sought it? This is taxpayers' money. If a student is not there we should know about it. I find it absolutely mind boggling that we’ve been so slapdash. It's appalling"
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
Problem is, there is no way of telling – yet – as to how many students are actually attending courses once loans are in place. says DfE doesn’t have online access to digital attendance regimes for alternative education providers.
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
says DfE will produce data on student figures each term (rather than each year) from point when new OfS framework comes into place in 2019-20.
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
. asks why we are accepting such high non-continuation rates? "If a student dropped out in October, it would take well into the next year for something to happen at that provider" and student is lost from the system.
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
university regulation conditions of OfS will monitor quality of teaching, says . This will make it easier to "engage" - makes mention of how students of particular backgrounds more likely to drop out.
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
"Yes," says . "Clearly as the commissioner has pointed out the arrangements were not adequate. He is looking at the paperwork and waiting for advice on what to do better next time."
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
On the decable... asked, did Toby Young's appointment to OfS go through commissioner of public appointments procedures?
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Rachael Pells Jan 15
Student perspective will be "forefront" of what OfS do, using student satisfaction surveys and student panel for guidance, says
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