New Higher Education Green Paper

November 6th, 2015 by Paul Greatorex

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has today published a green paper entitled “Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice”, which is open to consultation until 15 January 2016.

This is said to contain “ambitious proposals to put students at the heart of higher education”.  They include the following:

  • merging existing publicly-funded regulatory functions into a “single student champion organisation” called the Office for Students
  • a new Teaching Excellence Framework that will encourage a greater focus on high quality teaching and graduate employment prospects
  • measures to speed up the establishment of new higher education providers
  • encouragement for greater use of the Grade Point Average (GPA) system instead of the long-standing model of first, second and third class degrees
  • steps improve diversity and social mobility in higher education

All of which is a good excuse to remind you of our 11KBW Higher Education Conference on 16 November 2015 which still has some places available: for further information click here.

Paul Greatorex


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