Julian Gravatt of the Association Colleges gives his take on the Higher Education and Research Bill and wonders if the OfS will account for all types of student.
If the HE sector is unhappy about the new burdens of regulation, it should ask itself why the government has felt it necessary to impose new rules.
Maddalaine Ansell of University Alliance argues that while politics is in upheaval, the HE Bill represents an opportunity for universities to find calmer more sustainable waters.
The Chief Executive of Guild HE argues that the HE Bill is a matter of necessity for the higher education sector and can make it through Parliament before the burden of Brexit really begins.
The shockwaves following the Brexit vote continue to be felt. As the world turns its attention to this issue, Mark Leach argues that the Higher Education and Research Bill should be paused or killed altogether.
Despite the White Paper’s championing of student rights and interests, Alex Pool asks why the collective student voice is not being given a place in the TEF.
Emran Mian argues that the left is offering no constructive alternative to the government’s market-led agenda in HE, and thus have very little of use to add to the debate.
For students and students’ unions, it is perhaps what’s missing from the White Paper that is so instructive about the government’s approach to students in the developing HE system.