Home > Policy and analysis > Reports > Themes and Lessons: HEBRG symposium on the future of higher education regulation in the UK

Themes and Lessons: HEBRG symposium on the future of higher education regulation in the UK

9 June 2014

Report page On 12 March 2014 Higher Education Better Education Group (HEBRG) hosted the Symposium on the Future of Higher Education Regulation in the UK.

This event was attended by over forty invited participants from Scotland, England and Wales including:

  • academia 
  • government 
  • students 
  • higher education-related agencies 
  • higher education regulators 
  • traditional higher education institutions 
  • independent higher education providers 
  • representative organisations

The Symposium was divided into two half-day sessions: 

  1. Views of the future and the case for a new Higher Education Act for England. 
  2. Intra-national perspectives and points of divergence in a UK-wide sector.

This document is a summary of the Symposium intended to capture the themes and lessons taken away by participants.


Ballot result on Joint Expert Panel

13 April 2018
Comment on the decision of University and College Union (UCU) members to support the establishment of a Joint Expert Panel to examine the USS 2017 valuation.

Universities making progress tackling student sexual misconduct, but more must be done

28 March 2018
UUK has today published a report looking at progress made in tackling sexual misconduct and harassment affecting university students.



Freedom of speech at universities includes the right to protest

27 March 2018
UUK Director of Policy Chris Hale assesses the Joint Committee on Human Rights report on free speech in universities.


USS Pensions Update

18 March 2018
UUK's Chief Executive, Alistair Jarvis, provides an update on USS Pensions.