Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – Higher education: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice

View the consultation here.

Read the EPC’s response here.

Summary

This consultation ran from November 2015 to January 2016. This green paper sets out proposals to change the higher education landscape.

The Department for Business. Innovation and Skills sought to attain views on proposals to:

  • introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework that will deliver better value for money for students, employers and taxpayers
  • increase access and success in higher education participation for those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups
  • create a new single gateway for entry and create a create common system for all providers
  • establish a new Office for Students to promote the student interest and ensure value for money, and to reduce the regulatory burden on the sector.

The consultation also considers the implications of the proposals on the research landscape.

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