26 February 2013 - Efficiency in higher education: second annual conference
Venue: Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London
The UK higher education sector has a reputation for quality and excellence, both at home and abroad. However, with funding squeeze, policy uncertainty and new funding arrangements leading to a more critical and discerning student community, the pressur
30 January 2013
Benchmarking in HE - Universities UK
The benchmarking in HE project is continuing to work with the Universities UK Efficiency through Benchmarking project. you can find out more about the Universities UK project here:
06 March 2012
New Benchmarking Cluster Pilot Project
Following discussions with a number of universities a new cluster of HEIs have agreed to take part in a Benchmarking Pilot Project.
The universities will exchange financial data using the Benchmarking in HE software. It is expected that data will be input to the software by the end of March 2012 and this will enable the HEIs participating in the Pilot cluster to produce benchmarking reports and assess their financial profile. The universities include:
- University of Huddersfield
- Northumbria University
- Sheffield Hallam University
- University of Sunderland
- University of Teesside
The Benchmarking in HE project will continue to identify possible new clusters of HEIs to undertake benchmarking.
If your university is interested in benchmarking please contact Andrew Young firstname.lastname@example.org to the discuss the project in more detail.
14 March 2011
New Higher Education benchmarking site launched
A new benchmarking site has been launched for the Higher Education sector. The site www.benchmarkinginHE.co.uk is designed to provide a one stop portal to benchmarking information and activities across the sector. The site's development has been part funded by HEFCE.
Andrew Young is the Project Manager for the site and related benchmarking initiatives. He said, 'We hope that managers in HE will find the site useful at a time when business benchmarking is of great interest in the HE sector.
"Many universities are looking for benchmarking data which they can use to compare the cost of running their services and operations."
The next phase of benchmarking development will see a benchmarking database, BenchmarkerHE, upgraded and promoted for use across the HE sector.
HE Sector News
21 May 2013
£3.1 million to boost student demand for modern foreign language courses
HEFCE has announced an additional £3.1 million to support a new programme of activity which will encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university. Read More
14 May 2013
£50 million boost for universities to stimulate UK’s economy
Some of England’s leading universities will benefit from a £50 million investment in cutting-edge research and innovation projects to drive growth, Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts has announced. Read More
09 May 2013
Early evaluation of the Unistats web-site
Early research into user experiences of the Unistats web-site, published today, shows that it is one of the most widely used higher education course comparison web-sites, and that universities and colleges rose well to the challenge of providing a new data set. Read More
03 May 2013
Consultation launched on future arrangements for student number controls
HEFCE is asking for views on its proposals on controlling student numbers from 2014-15 onwards. Read More
30 April 2013
Burden of providing costing information to be reduced
A review of TRAC (the activity-costing method used by UK universities and colleges) has found strong support for the method across the sector, but suggests some important improvements to streamline the process and save money. Read More
23 May 2013
HE Business and Community Interaction
HE Business and Community Interaction survey Read More
09 May 2013
C12041 Institution profile record is now open for data submission Read More
02 May 2013
Financial surplus of HE sector falls
Finances publication released Read More
30 April 2013
Coding manual releases
New releases of the C12051, C12025, C12041, C13061 C13053 coding manuals Read More
21 March 2013
Performance Indicators 2011/12
Widening Participation and Non-continuation rates Read More