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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education

Guidance work

​Provision of clear information to students

Produced in partnership with the Higher Education Public Information Steering Group (HEPISG), which includes a broad representation of stakeholders in higher education, this suite of documents for higher education providers encourages the provision of clear information to students about higher education learning:

The guidance is not prescriptive but offers practical advice when considering how best to make available the information about the learning opportunities providers offer and to help inform students about what to expect from their higher education experience.

Student guides

To complement this guidance, we produced a set of companion guides for current and prospective students:

Both sets of guidance were developed with Universities UK, Guild HE, the Association of Colleges, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, the Higher Education Academy and the National Union of Students.

Education for sustainable development

In partnership with the Higher Education Academy, and after public consultation, we published guidance on how educators can equip students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes needed to live and work in a way that is sustainable:

Enterprise and entrepreneurship education

Working with representatives from the enterprise education community, we have published guidance on how educators can help students develop entrepreneurial skills that will be an asset to them in their future careers: