The government's Department for Business, Innovation & Skills published a green paper in November last year, consulting on its proposals "to change the higher education landscape."
Their proposals are 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.
You can read the original consultation documents on the GOV.UK website.
You can download our response to the green paper (pdf) here.