Tag Archives: higher education

The Economic and Social Impact of The Open University

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:The Open University
Published: 6 November, 2020
Document type:

London Economics were commissioned to analyse the economic and social impact of The Open University across the United Kingdom in 2018-19. To capture the economic impact of the University, we generated estimates of the economic benefits associated with the University’s formal teaching and learning activity associated with the 2018-19 cohort of UK-domiciled Open University students. […]

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Deferral Rates and Student Switching – May 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:University and College Union
Published: 20 May, 2020
Document type:Report

As part of our ongoing work with the University and College Union on university finances, London Economics commissioned YouthSight to survey undergraduate applicants to assess the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education enrolments. We asked respondents two questions about attitudes towards deferral – one relating to a ‘business as usual’ scenario […]

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Qualified for the Future: Quantifying Demand for Arts, Humanities and Social Science Skills – May 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:British Academy
Published: 7 May, 2020
Document type:Report

Graduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences are just as employable as their counterparts in STEM subjects, fuel some of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK and enjoy rewarding careers in a wide range of sectors. These are the key findings of a new British Academy report examining the employment prospects of graduates from different subject […]

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Finances – May 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Wonkhe
Published: 1 May, 2020
Document type:LE publication | Presentation

Following the publication of the London Economics’ report for University and College Union on the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education institutions’ enrolments and finances, we were asked to present a summary of the analysis by higher education think-tank Wonkhe. The summary presentation providing the key findings is available to download […]

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Finances – April 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:University and College Union
Published: 23 April, 2020
Document type:LE publication

London Economics were commissioned by the University and College Union to consider the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education institutions’ enrolments and finances. Combining the impact of the economic downturn with the expected deferral rate due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, compared to 2018-19 first year enrolments, approximately 232,000 […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Birmingham on the City of Guangzhou

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:University of Birmingham
Published: 23 October, 2019
Document type:Report

The University of Birmingham has a long-standing history of cooperation with the Chinese city of Guangzhou, covering research, education, public health, and capacity building programmes. London Economics were commissioned to estimate the economic impact on the Chinese economy generated by the University of Birmingham’s collaborative activities in Guangzhou in these areas. Our analysis of this […]

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Counting the Cost of the Augar Review – July 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:N/A
Published: 2 July, 2019
Document type:Presentation

Following the publication of the Augur Review in May 2019, London Economics undertook a detailed analysis of the Review’s core recommendations for higher education funding on the Treasury, universities, students and graduates. Focusing on the resource flows associated with the 2018/19 cohort of first-year English-domiciled undergraduate students (studying anywhere in the UK) and EU-domiciled students […]

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Assessing the Impact of the Augur Review – on the Exchequer, Higher Education Institutions, Students and Graduates

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Universities UK
Published: 14 June, 2019
Document type:Report

Following the publication of the Augur Review in May 2019, London Economics were commissioned by Universities UK to estimate the impact of the Review’s core recommendations for higher education funding on the Treasury, universities, students and graduates. Focusing on the resource flows associated with the 2018/19 cohort of first-year English-domiciled undergraduate students (studying anywhere in […]

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BBC Radio 4 – The University Time Bomb – March 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:BBC Radio 4
Published: 03 April, 2019
Document type:Presentation

London Economics recently contributed to the BBC Radio 4 series The Great University Time Bomb. The two-part series hosted by Branwen Jeffreys addressed the many financial issues currently facing the higher education sector ahead of the Augar Review of higher education fees and funding and the Office for National Statistics assessment of student loan accounting treatment. Episode 1 […]

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Fees, Funding and Fairness – Understanding and Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:AdvanceHE
Published: 07 March, 2019
Document type:Presentation

In light of the Augar Review, London Economics were asked by AdvanceHE to present an analysis of the main issues affecting higher education fees and funding. The analysis presents some estimates of the potential impact associated with a reduction in the tuition fee level (to £7,500) as well as the reintroduction of maintenance grants.  We […]

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Wonkhe Podcast on Higher Education

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:N/A
Published: 15 March, 2019
Document type:Presentation

Listen to London Economics discussing the implications for higher education of the March 2019 OBR Fiscal Outlook and Spring Statement, university accommodation, essay mills and HESA Data Futures: Data, housing, funding and cheating  

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The UK Tax Revenues from International Graduates – March 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published: 21 March, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake a detailed analysis of taxation receipts accrued by the United Kingdom Exchequer associated with international graduates in the UK labour market post graduation. The analysis focuses on the expected income tax, National Insurance and VAT contributions generated by the 235,325 international students commencing their studies in […]

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The Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of the University of York – January 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:University of York
Published: 09 January, 2019
Document type:Report

We were commissioned by the University of York to analyse its economic, social and cultural impact across the United Kingdom, focusing on the University’s activities in the 2016-17. The analysis focused on four major strands of economic impact. Specifically, in addition to the direct, indirect and induced impact associated with the University of York’s physical […]

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Impact of the ONS Review on the Deficit – December 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:N/A
Published: 10 December, 2018
Document type:Report

On 17th December 2018, the Office for National Statistics is expected to publish its recommendation on its review of the National Accounting treatment of student loans. This guidance will have significant consequences for the possible recommendations of the Augar Review, as well as the ability of the Government to implement any of those recommendations. Given […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – December 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:N/A
Published: 10 December, 2018
Document type:Report

Following publication in the Telegraph of some possibilities emerging from the Augar review, London Economics have estimated the economic cost associated with reducing annual tuition fees to £6,500 (with no additional Teaching grant); removing real interest rates; and reducing the repayment threshold to £21,000. The result is a £2.8 billion reduction in funding (per cohort) […]

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Fees, Funding and Fairness – Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – November 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Wonkhe
Published: 05 November, 2018
Document type:Presentation

London Economics presented an analysis of some of the factors affecting higher education fees and funding; the potential alternatives that might be possible; as well as the role of the ONS’ treatment of student loans in the National Accounts at the 2018 WONKFEST annual conference.

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The Economic and Social Impact of Cardiff University in 2016-17

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Cardiff University
Published: 16 October, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commission by Cardiff University to estimate their economic and social impact in 2016-17 following two previous pieces of research relating to 2012-13 and 2014-15. Teaching more than 16,315 first-year students in 2016-17, and employing 5,875 full-time equivalent staff, the total economic impact associated with Cardiff University’s activities across the UK was estimated […]

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Estimating the Returns to Part-time Undergraduate Degrees – September 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:The Open University
Published: 10 September, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by The Open University to undertake an analysis of the net graduate premium and net Exchequer benefit associated with undergraduate degrees undertaken on a part-time basis. The key findings indicated that The net graduate premium achieved by a representative English-domiciled student in the 2015-16 cohort completing a part-time undergraduate degree at […]

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The Economic Impact of Group of Eight Universities (Australia)

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Group of Eight (Australia)
Published: 15 August, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Group of Eight universities in Australia to undertake an analysis of the economic contribution of their members universities to the Australian economy. The analysis focused on the 2016 academic year, and estimated the impact associated with the universities’ world-class research, the direct, indirect and induced impacts of the institutions’ expenditures, educational exports and the […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – July 2018

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Wonkhe
Published: 03 July, 2018
Document type:Presentation

London Economics recently presented an analysis of the current higher education fees and funding arrangements – and possible alternatives – at the Wonkhe conference “Proceed with Caution”. The full presentation is available here.

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