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Happy new regulatory regime

Paul Greatrix doesn’t see much new year cheer as the advent of the Office for Students and a new approach to regulation suggested an increased institutional burden.

Burning books on Boxing Day

Andrew McRae adds some light to the latest heated draft about free speech in universities

A bushel and a peck – OfS subscription fees again

Shortly after our previous article on OfS subscriptions was published, DfE updated their impact assessments. Once again, Catherine Boyd and David Kernohan are here to take you through the implications.

How much will OfS cost institutions?

How much will institutional subscriptions raise to fund the new Office for Students? Not enough, argue Wonkhe’s David Kernohan and Catherine Boyd.

What’s happening to quality?

With the regulatory framework consultation and the Quality Code consultation out, top quality wonk Catherine Boyd, has plenty of thoughts on the future of quality in the English HE sector, and beyond.

A game of risk

Regulation is all about managing risk – how well do the proposals in the regulatory consultation do that? David Kernohan sees an uncomfortable financial parallel…

The cost of regulation

Institutions will subscribe to the new Office for Students, but at what level, and how will these levels be determined? And what are the other potential costs in the new system? Catherine Boyd takes a look

Innovation in teaching: tidy is good; so is untidy

In his contribution to the University Alliance collection “Technical and Professional Excellence: Perspectives on Learning and Teaching,” Sir Michael Barber revisits a favourite regulatory metaphor around landscape gardening.

Understanding degree algorithms

A Universities UK/GuildHE report explores how a student’s final degree classification is arrived at, with the aim of improving transparency and accountability. Samuel Roseveare explains more.

Is there still a role for validation?

Yes, answers the OU’s Phil Berry, who argues that a validation arrangement can benefit alternative HE and established universities – serving to build a better quality sector.