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Friday, 6 July 2012


EVENT - HEA/SEDA Conference: Open Horizons: Sharing the future
Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham
20 July 2012

Following three years of funding from the Higher Education Academy and JISC, a wide range of programmes and projects have explored the creation, development, use and reuse of open educational resources. Globally, the open resources movement is changing polices and the development needs of staff and students alike. This timely conference will bring together a broad range of people interested in using and developing open educational resources to enhance accredited CPD courses and inform policy, practice and institutional strategies, including senior management with strategic learning and teaching roles, educational developers and lecturers.
EVENT - Preparing for 24+ Advanced Learning Loans
Westminster, London
18 September 2012

The Government plans to introduce FE loans in September 2013, giving colleges, training providers and employers just over a year to prepare for this overhaul of education funding. Organisations affected by the move will need to anticipate the policy’s impact on access to further education, ensure staff understand the new loans system and develop an effective communications strategy.
NEWS - New Unistats web-site
From September 2012 a new Unistats web-site will be launched, which will present data in a significantly different way. For example, all Key Information Set (KIS) data will be available from the site alongside NSS and Destination of Leavers from Higher Education data.

The Unistats web-site will be accessed directly or through the KIS ‘widgets’ which are embedded in the higher education course web pages of universities and colleges. A search on most search engines using the more obvious key phrases will also lead users to the site. There will be links to the site from each course page within the UCAS Course Finder site

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