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Office for Students consults on new strategy

The Office for Students (OfS) has launched a consultation to inform its new three-year strategy. The consultation asks universities and colleges, students and others involved in higher education for their views on how the OfS can continue to deliver its priorities of ensuring high quality and standards of higher education in England and securing equality of opportunity in access and participation. For more information click the hyperlink above.

Expect the unexpected? Six things to look out for in the Spending Review -HEPI

HEPI Director, Nick Hillman, looks forward to this week’s Spending Review.

If you made me bet hard cash, I would say it currently seems unlikely that anything positive to do with higher education and research will make up the main story coming out of this week’s Spending Review. On research spending, there are even signs that the responsible Ministers will water down existing commitments.

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The IfA are seeking your views on the qualifications submitted to the Institute’s approvals process for Higher Technical Qualifications. The Institute has implemented the approval process to ensure that these qualifications meet the needs of employers and learners. Through this approval process, the Institute will award a quality mark to signal to employers and learners those qualifications offer genuine quality and are aligned to employer-led occupational standards.

As part of the approvals process, we publicly consult on the proposed Higher Technical Qualifications for 4 weeks. We want input from a range of stakeholders on whether the qualifications meet employer needs. Your feedback will be used by the Institute, including our Route Panels of employers, alongside other supporting evidence to make an approvals decision.

Please review the qualification submissions listed below and answer the corresponding questions.

This consultation opens on 13 October 2021 and closes 13 November 2021

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OfS Young participation by area – update

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