Home > Policy and analysis > Reports > Analytics in higher education

Analytics in higher education

Analytics in higher educationLearning analytics provide a set of powerful tools to inform and support learners. They enable institutions and individuals to better understand and predict personal learning needs and performance.

Universities already collect vast amounts of data about their student populations, but often this is underutilised. The current ‘state of the science’ of learning analytics means that substantial benefits could already be realised through effective implementation of appropriate technology and techniques. 

​​​This report, written in partnership with Civitas Learning and Jisc, sets out the case for better use of analytics in higher education.



News

Education system must change to support flexible study

26 October 2018
Shorter and more flexible courses could encourage more people of all ages to improve their skills and life chances at university. This is one of the main findings of a project set up by Universities UK (UUK) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Unemployment rate for graduates at its lowest for 39 years

18 October 2018
UUK response to a report from Prospects on the graduate labour market.

Blog

Graduates in demand, but skills must match up with jobs

7 November 2018
With regular debates about the value of degrees and whether graduates have the right skills, Greg Wade considers the evidence from employers on graduate recruitment and their actual skills needs.

Challenging the higher Vs further education false divide

8 October 2018
UUK's Director of Policy looks at the need to go beyond the outdated and simplistic distinction between FE and HE. A new piece of research commissioned by Universities UK reinforces this message.