University Alliance welcomes House of Lords report on inquiry into the Office for Students

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The House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee has today released a report on their inquiry into the Higher Education regulator the Office for Students (OfS).

 The inquiry followed calls for a review into the Office for Students earlier this year by a coalition of university mission groups, including University Alliance.

 The report, entitled “Must do better: the Office for Students and the looming crisis facing higher education”, criticises the OfS, and finds that it is failing to meet the needs of students and is not trusted by many of the providers it regulates.

 Responding to the report, Vanessa Wilson, CEO, University Alliance, said:

 “We welcome the House of Lords Committee’s report following its comprehensive and considered inquiry into the work of the OfS, the regulator for higher education institutions in England. As one of the four higher education mission groups who called for the review, University Alliance particularly welcomes the committee’s recommendations around political impartiality of the regulator; a focus on the long-term financial sustainability of the sector; meaningful involvement and engagement of students and the re-instatement of an independent Quality Body.”

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