Past consultations

15 Jan 2021

OfS Consultation on Regulating Quality and Standards in HE

This consultation ran from November 2020 to January 2021. The Office for Students consulted on its approach to regulating quality and standards in higher education. Since 2018, OfS' focus has...

30 Oct 2020

Digital teaching and learning during the coronavirus pandemic: Call for evidence

This call for evidence ran from September to October 2020. This call for evidence sought a wide breadth of sector input and experience to understand the challenges faced, and lessons...

5 May 2020

REF 2021 timetable

This consultation ran from April to May 2020. The purpose of this consultation was to gather initial views on the REF timetable. Responses were invited from any organisation, group or...

4 May 2020

OfS Consultation on the integrity and stability of the English higher education sector

This consultation ran from 4th May 2020 to 26th May 2020. This consultation addresses issues that have arisen, and have the potential to arise, because of specific circumstances relating to...

10 Nov 2019

Migration Advisory Committee’s call for evidence on a salary threshold and points-based system

This consultation ran from September to November 2019. In June 2019, the government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to carry out an in depth analysis of potential future salary thresholds...

31 Oct 2019

Compensation and Condonement: Response to proposed accreditation regulations

The Engineering Council proposed a policy on compensation and condonement, which will result in new rules being put in place for new cohorts on accredited programmes starting from September 2022....

8 Sep 2019

Improving Higher Technical Education: Department for Education

This consultation ran from July to September 2019. Higher technical education is post-18 education aligned to technical routes, such as accounting, engineering, management or laboratory science. The DfE sought to...

17 Aug 2019

Engineering Council Standards Review

The Engineering Council was in the process of undertaking its five-yearly review of its Standards, including those relevant to accreditation and approval. As part of this consultation, The Engineering Council...

12 May 2019

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation: call for evidence

This consultation ran from April to May 2019. In March 2019, Professor Sir Adrian Smith was commissioned by BEIS to provide independent advice on the design of future UK funding...

4 Apr 2019

OFSTED consultation on the education inspection framework 2019

This consultation ran from January to April 2019. Ofsted sought to attain views on its proposals for changes to the education inspection framework from September 2019.

14 Mar 2019

UKRI consultation on the Knowledge Exchange Framework

This consultation ran from January to March 2019. Research England had been tasked to develop a Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) to evaluate and benchmark the contribution UK higher education institutions...

1 Mar 2019

Independent review of TEF: call for views

This consultation ran from January to March 2019. Dame Shirley Pearce had been appointed to conduct an independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). This consultation...

11 Feb 2019

UKSCQA degree classification consultation

This consultation ran from November 2018 to February 2019. UKSCQA co-ordinates a UK-wide co-regulatory approach to quality and standards by bringing together the UK funding bodies and regulators for higher...

25 Jan 2019

APPG on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM

The APPG on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in STEM launched its first inquiry in 2019, with the aim of investigating equity in STEM education. While there have been many reports...

10 Oct 2018

REF 2021

The UK’s four higher education funding bodies have published the draft guidance and criteria on making submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, for consultation.

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