University Alliance welcomes this HEFCE consultation into the quality assurance of the higher education sector. The aims outlined by Dame Shirley Pearce CBE are exactly right. We need a system that puts the needs of the student at the centre, pays greater attention to outcomes than process, is risk-based rather than formulaic and which reduces the administrative burden on institutions.
Maddalaine Ansell, chief executive of University Alliance – Britain’s universities for cities and regions – said:
“High quality teaching and learning is critical to creating the world’s future leaders and problem solvers. We all need to feel confident that a new regime will maintain the quality of the UK higher education system.
“Alongside this consultation, the Government has committed to introduce a framework to recognise universities offering the highest quality teaching. We are running a policy seminar next month to explore how to get this right – to incentivise teaching excellence and encourage innovation so that students gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in the jobs that Britain needs”
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