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Briefing: Implementation of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017

In April 2017, the Higher Education and Research Act received royal assent. This piece of legislation, which is the first major regulatory reform to the UK higher education sector in 25 years, is primarily concerned with the creation of two new bodies to regulate and fund higher education providers: the Office for Students (OfS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

News

Universities taking steps to tackle grade inflation

28 November 2018
UK universities and other higher education providers are planning a range of changes to the degree classification system to tackle perceptions of grade inflation and ensure public confidence in the results students receive and the value of a degree.

Office for Students launches new regulatory framework

28 February 2018
Universities UK has responded to the publication of the Office for Students’ (OfS) new regulatory framework. The document sets out how the OfS – the new regulator for higher education in England – will carry out its work from April 2018 onwards.

Blog

Addressing grade inflation: a statement of intent

28 November 2018
UUK's Charlotte Snelling on a new statement of intent for the sector to address the various factors behind grade inflation.

Budget 2018 – key points for universities

30 October 2018
While there were no headline policies on higher education this year, Mark Condren digs into the documents underpinning the Budget to find announcements of interest to universities.