Past consultations

17 Oct 2022

OfS consultation on a new approach to regulating equality of opportunity in English higher education

The EPC response to this consultation can be found here. The Office for Students is proposing to take a new approach to the regulation of equality of opportunity in English...

22 Sep 2022

QAA consultation on draft Engineering subject benchmark statement

The EPC response to this consultation can be found here. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) is inviting responses to the draft Engineering subject benchmark statement. The EPC will be submitting...

30 May 2022

DfE consultation on Higher Education Policy Statement and Reform

View the consultation here. Read the EPC's response here.

29 May 2022

Jisc: Design of the UK’s future research assessment system

View the consultation here. Read the EPC's response here.

8 Apr 2022

Levelling up

The “Levelling-up” white paper published in February sets out how the government is planning to tackle the issue of regional inequality in opportunityacross the UK, through a mixture of new...

17 Mar 2022

EPC responses to OfS Consultations

The EPC has published its responses to two consultations from the Office for Students on proposed changes to Student Outcomes and TEF.

17 Mar 2022

House of Commons Education Select Committee Call for evidence: Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

View the consultation here. Read the EPC's supported joint response led by Engineering UK here.  

13 Mar 2022

Office for Students consultation on a new approach to regulating student outcomes (changes to B3 baseline)

View the consultation here. Read the EPC's response here. Summary The Office for Students OfS issued three related consultations in February 2022 with detailed proposals on their approach to regulating...

12 Mar 2022

Office for Students consultation on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

View the consultation here. Read the EPC's response here.

1 Mar 2022

House of Commons Education Select Committee: Inquiry into the future of post-16 qualifications

View the consultation here. Read the EPC's response here.

23 Feb 2022

Constructing student outcome and experience indicators for use in OfS regulation

The OfS proposals for regulating student outcomes and the TEF involve using detailed data and analytical evidence to inform their regulatory judgements. The focus of this consultation is on the...

23 Feb 2022

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

As promised, the OfS is consulting on the future of the TEF, based on the narrative that putting a reputational spotlight on provider quality informs student choice and drives improvement....

23 Feb 2022

Regulating student outcomes (changes to B3 baseline)

The regulating student outcomes consultation outlines a new approach to setting ‘minimum requirements’ for positive HE outcomes in England. The continuing narrative is the threat of ‘low performing providers’ to...

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