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SNC research: your help needed

Wonkhe and higher education consultants from Capita are undertaking a short research study to investigate higher education institutions' preparedness for the abolition of student number controls (SNCs) from 2015/16. Your help is needed with a new survey for the research.
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Mark is founder and Editor in Chief of Wonkhe

Wonkhe and higher education consultants from Capita are undertaking a short research study to investigate higher education institutions’ preparedness for the abolition of student number controls (SNCs) from 2015/16.

A new approach to controlling Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) financed student places in English institutions has been in place since 2012/13. From 2015/16 HEIs will be free to recruit as many full-time undergraduate students as they can attract and the Government intends that this will result in a demand-led system.

Individual institutions are likely to be affected by the policy in quite different ways, depending on their demand and supply factors. What is not well understood at sector level so far is how institutions anticipate the policy will impact on them and what preparations they are making in response.

You are invited to participate in this study by completing a short questionnaire. It is aimed at institutional planning directors, senior managers, policy specialists and other sector stakeholders who have an interest in the development and impact of this policy.

Should you require any additional information or clarification about the survey or the study, please contact Emily King.

A short report on the results of the research will be published on Wonkhe later in the Spring. The report will summarise key findings from the research and draw out conclusions on the possible implications and any lessons on how prepared the sector is for the removal of student number controls.

Please complete the questionnaire by Monday 27th April 2015. Your responses will remain confidential to the research team and will not be attributed to you in any reports or publications arising from this study.

Find the survey here.