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The Higher Education Green Paper – one-page summaries

Briefing front coverThe Higher Education Green Paper, Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, signals one of the most significant changes to the national framework for higher education in a generation. 

The documents linked to below are one-page summaries covering key themes in the Green Paper. These key themes are: 


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.

UUK response to Treasury Committee recommendations on government's major review of university funding

UUK response to recommendations on major review of university funding

18 February 2018
UUK responds to the Treasury Committee recommendations on the government’s major review of university funding


Managing grade inflation and demonstrating student improvement

1 June 2018
UUK's William Hammonds provides an update on UUK's work with QAA, GuildHE and the UKSCQA to explore how to address concerns around grade inflation.


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.