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Quality, equity, sustainability: the future of higher education regulation

Report page Quality, equity, sustainability makes recommendations for a new regulatory framework for higher education.

The recommendations are the product of a Universities UK task and finish group established to examine how the regulation of higher education needs to adapt to meet the interests of students, continue to be fit for purpose, and maintain the high quality and international reputation of the sector.

Recommendations include: 

  • A new register to act as the gateway into the sector for all higher education providers, setting out clear and robust entry requirements and providing greater clarity for students
  • A new lead regulator to meet the need for more effective leadership and strategic oversight of the regulatory system
  • A new approach for protecting the student interest in the event of institutional or course closure 
      • ​​Changes to primarily legislation to implement the report's proposals 

The team

Emily Darian

Emily Darian

Policy Researcher
Universities UK

William Hammonds

William Hammonds

Policy Manager
Universities UK

Samuel Roseveare

Samuel Roseveare

Policy Manager
Universities UK

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