At a recent OfS Insight event, I was asked ‘what is the point of regulation’? A good question, I thought. And one that we should probably all reflect on more than we do, so here are some musings that might help.
16 Dec 2020Blog post
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What is the point of regulation? What do students and higher education providers want to see from the higher education regulator?
8 Dec 2020Blog post
Nick Holland, Competition and Registration Manager at the Office for Students introduces new proposals on poor quality courses.
2 Dec 2020Blog post
New data for artificial (AI) and data science postgraduate conversion courses shows greater diversity, including high admissions from Black students, women and disabled students.
30 Nov 2020Blog post
The OfS-funded Institute of Coding is finding that flexible, modular, digital skills education can improve diversity in learner cohorts and the tech workforce.
27 Nov 2020Blog post
When automobiles first entered the public consciousness around the start of the 20th century, they were often referred to as ‘horseless carriages’. At the time this made sense: the earliest cars looked very similar to carriages, and both were performing the same function of transporting you from A to B.
25 Nov 2020Blog post
The credibility and value of the qualifications awarded by higher education providers matters greatly to students, their families, employers and other stakeholders. And it matters too for the international reputation of the English higher education sector.
19 Nov 2020Blog post
A major Office for Students (OfS) programme to address inequalities in higher education has identified new approaches to teaching, improvements in student support, and better understanding of structural barriers and issues.
11 Nov 2020Blog post
The review of digital teaching and learning I am leading on behalf of the OfS has taken off in the last two months. The call for evidence has just closed (though further submissions are always welcome) and conveys one message above all others – excitement, opportunity and the chance for real transformation.
30 Oct 2020Blog post
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