The future of quality in England
Higher education in England enjoys a world-leading reputation, thanks to the quality of its provision and student experience.
With the emerging opportunities presented by the Lifelong Loan Entitlement, the expansion of degree apprenticeships and the role of artificial intelligence, there is now an opportunity to reflect on on how to ensure the quality system in England is fit for the future.
In this policy series, we will publish blogs, deep dives and other resources to help policymakers understand the role they can play in strengthening the quality system to support institutions in meeting the needs of students, the economy and wider society in an evolving landscape.
Realigning the UK higher education system
This paper argues that the English quality system can maintain internationally agreed and UK-wide principles of quality while still operating a risk-based quality approach.
Lifelong Learning Entitlement can deliver a high-quality learning experience
This paper sets out what changes can be made to realise the Lifelong Learning Entitlement's potential and deliver the vision of a widespread, skills rich, lifelong learning system.
Instilling international trust in English higher education
This policy paper considers how international trust in English higher education benefits the sector and what can be done to preserve and reinforce it.
An English quality system fit for the future
This report looks at how to strengthen the system that oversees quality in English higher education to ensure it is fit for the future.
Definition of quality
This short document is designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders understand what is meant by ‘quality’ in UK higher education.