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Value and integrated thinking and reporting

Integrated thinking and reporting is a strategic approach to communicating how an organisation uses different resources (‘capitals’) to create value for its stakeholders beyond their financial inputs.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the student academic experience is brought into sharp relief by the Student Academic Experience Survey 2021, published by Advance HE and HEPI. Just over a quarter (27%) of the 10,000 full-time undergraduate students studying in the UK who responded to the Survey felt that they have received ‘good or very good’ value, reversing the improving trend recorded between 2017 and 2019.

The Survey results indicate that while tuition fees remain the primary consideration associated with a perception of poor value (50%), the [low] ‘volume’ of in-person teaching (47%), the opportunity to access in-person teaching (42%), teaching quality (36%) and the volume of online contact hours (32%) were significant factors influencing student perceptions.

Advance HE has been challenging leaders to be more holistic and to demonstrate, beyond financial, the value that universities create for students, society and the economy.

We are at the forefront of supporting institutions to explore Integrated Thinking and Reporting and bring in diverse, global perspectives on governance, strategy and stakeholder engagement.

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Student Academic Experience Survey

The Student Academic Experience Survey 2021 (SAES), developed in partnership with the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), shows the expectations, perceptions and experiences of full-time undergraduate students in higher education.
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Why explore Integrated Thinking and Reporting?

Ten universities participated in a year-long project to explore Integrated Thinking and Reporting in HE. Kim Ansell from Advance HE asked Richard Dale from Newcastle University, why they are taking part, what they have already learned and what they expect to gain from it.
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