Government response to Higher Education White Paper published

The Government has published its response to the Higher Education White Paper, 'Students at the heart of the system' and 'A new regulatory framework for the HE sector'.

Some smaller specialist institutions will become eligible for the title of ‘university’.  Previously, institutions needed 4,000 students to become a university, but this limit will drop to 1,000. The change will come into effect immediately.

There will also be a review into how existing quality assurance arrangements affect alternative providers, including further education colleges offering higher education.

Read the Government's response in full.

Read David Willett's Ministerial Statement to Parliament on the response.

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