Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

Tagged: regulation



GuildHE and Universities UK welcome HER bill amendments

03 Mar 2017 – Jack Fleming

In a joint letter to members of the House of Lords, GuildHE and Universities UK have welcomed the package of amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill announced by Jo Johnson, Universities Minister. The amendments address problems related to …

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Autumn Term Blues

28 Aug 2015 – Alex Bols

As we approach the beginning of September the HE sector is busy preparing for the new term, and worrying about the new term blues (well, there are no yellows left!) So what’s on the agenda for the term ahead? Teaching …

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Protecting the student interest in the case of institutional exit

10 Jun 2015 – Alex Bols

With the lack of an HE Bill in the recent Queen’s Speech the sticking plasters of the last Parliament around various aspects relating to regulation become ever-more pressing. Sector bodies, including GuildHE, Universities UK, HEFCE and others are considering how to …

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Protecting the student interest

17 Mar 2015 – Alex Bols

Students. Know your consumer rights. The message that universities which do not meet their obligations may be in breach of consumer law came through strongly in last week’s advice for students and providers on the impact of consumer law produced by the …

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50 Shades of Dross?

23 Feb 2015 – Alex Bols

There is a common refrain among universities about being tied up in red tape and concern about being punished for not following various Government rules. Whilst there may not be much pleasure in regulation, there is increasing recognition, particularly in …

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