Russell Group response to HE reform consultation

05 May 2022

Protecting the quality of higher education with a sustainable funding formula and ensuring students from disadvantaged backgrounds are not unfairly impacted by proposals for minimum entry requirements or student number controls are priorities for any reforms of the university sector, the Russell Group has said.

In its response to the Department for Education's consultation on proposals for higher education reform, which was launched in February 2022, the Russell Group has also warned that reducing fee levels for foundation year courses could inadvertently lead to these kinds of courses becoming unviable, putting an important route into university for thousands of students at risk. It has also welcomed proposals for a national scholarship scheme. 

Read the full consultation response below, as well as a more detailed briefing that sets out our analysis of university teaching deficits. 

HE Reform Consultation - Russell Group Response May 2022

Russell Group briefing on university teaching deficits


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