Doubts raised about PQA and AAB proposals as sector responds to White Paper

Plans for students to apply to university after receiving their A-level results have been challenged as the consultation on the higher education White Paper draws to a close, Jack Groves reports – read full article here.

Janet Beer, chair of the University Alliance, argued that the proposals could result in fewer places on “high-demand, high-quality courses with good employment outcomes in the mainstream of the sector”.

“We are concerned that this won’t lead to a demand led system. We therefore strongly support Hefce and the government’s commitment to monitor the situation and make any necessary changes in 2013-14,” she said.

“It is not the case the removal of numbers from one part of the sector and replacing them at another will cater for the same set of students or deliver the same outcomes.”

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