The Higher Education and Research Bill has now been approved by both the Commons and Lords, and the Queen. Finally, we have a Higher Education and Research Act. We round up the major provisions and the best of Wonkhe’s coverage.
The White Paper is proposing significant regulatory change. Unfortunately, the mythical level playing field now looks to be even further away than before. And the regulatory burden for universities is growing.
Will the TEF, OfS, and changes to regulation proposed by the government’s HE White paper put privatisation back on the agenda? It might make sense for some institutions may begin considering it once again.