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Farmer, Julie – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Since the late 1970s, the Access to Higher Education (Access to HE) Diploma (the Diploma) and its predecessor Access to HE certificates and courses have provided opportunities for adults to undertake the preparation they need to progress to higher education (HE). The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has been collecting data…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Adult Students, Student Certification
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Parry, Gareth – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
The nature of higher education in further education colleges is poorly understood, even though it is central to government policies on expansion, diversity and widening participation in English higher education. One reason has to do with scale. Another has to do with complexity. A final reason has to do with their status as further education…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Development
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McMullen, John – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
It is well known that bullying and work-related stress are real issues. "Bullying Survey 2005" revealed a number of insights into bullying at work. Much of this is down to lack of managerial skills. Individuals who have previously not been recruited or trained as managers have become managers but without the necessary skills set to carry out their…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Bullying, Anxiety, Employees
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Franklin, Jim; Robinson, Kate – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
"The key needs of Bedfordshire, to improve the participation of its people in higher education and to regenerate its economy, will be best served by a new major access and employment oriented University." This vision statement was adopted by the Board of Governors of the University of Luton on 9 December 2005 on taking the decision to go…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Adult Education, School Districts
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Grubb, W. Norton – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
In the expansion and increasingly vocational orientation of English education, Further Education (FE) colleges have played special roles (as have community colleges in the US). FE colleges are conventionally described as the Cinderella of British education--the overlooked beauty who comes to widespread attention because of her courtship by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Technical Institutes, Continuing Education