Anna Vignoles, 19 May 2017

There have been discussions about expanding the number of grammar schools in the UK. In this video, Anna Vignoles discusses the impact it would have on the overall attainment of students. This video was recorded at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference held in Bristol in April 2017.

Philip Oreopoulos, Uros Petronijevic, 13 November 2016

Questions over the value of a university education are underscored by negative student experiences. Personalised coaching is a promising, but costly, tool to improve student experiences and performance. This column presents the results from an experiment comparing coaching with lower cost ‘nudge’ interventions. While coaching led to a significant increase in average course grades, online and text message interventions had no effect. The benefits of coaching appear to derive from the trust-based nature of relationships and personalised attention.