Presentation on theme: "London and UK trends in higher education LSE Seminar 18 February 2013."— Presentation transcript:
London and UK trends in higher education LSE Seminar 18 February 2013
Presentation overview UK higher education Current trends – participation rates, student demographics UK’s global position London as a higher education hub Particular focus on international students and competition - why so important?
London as an education hub Educate 426,000 students from the UK and overseas 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer 101,000 academic and non-academic staff
Economic impact London HEIs generate £12 billion each year £4.85 billion in direct economic impact £6.7 billion in secondary, or indirect, activities £820 million from international students in London Source: Making an economic impact: Higher education and the English regions. Research Report, Universities UK. June 2010.
Skills Jobs Training of high skilled staff – five medical schools in London plus dentists and allied health workers Start-ups Provision of CPD
Partnerships Over 3 million people attend events organised by London HEIs each year School based outreach activities Widening participation Business and community partnerships Teaching training Volunteering & fundraising (RAG week)
Innovation £300 million Research Council grants £470 million of research funding from HEFCE Inward investment from research funding
Culture 20 HEIs providing arts and humanities teaching and research Community and cultural activities 250 spin-offs with a revenue of £8 million Contributing the equivalent of £2 million in staff time for free performances (2007/8 figure)
Showcasing the UK London Olympics & Paralympics Accommodation for games’ officials Hosting national teams e.g. Team USA trained at University of East London Games’ makers
International student enrolments by region/ home nation
International student enrolments by region/ home nation 2011/12
Regional/ home nation split between UK, EU and non-EU students 2011/12
London’s global standing 2 nd in QS Best Student Cities 2012 Scored highly on student mix, rankings, employer activity Paris top, Boston 3 rd Two Australian cities in the top 10 (Sydney & Melbourne)
Why so popular? 43 HEFCE funded bodies Students from 200 countries 21% of Londoners are not UK nationals Over 300 languages spoken
But competition looms.... At a national level At a city level
National strategies Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Germany and France Increasing number of courses taught in English in Europe
To conclude.... Higher education is an integral part of London It contributes a huge amount to London’s prosperity, innovation, economy, culture London is one of the most attractive destinations for international students But it faces increasing competition....!