Policy and representation

External partners

IHE works closely with a wide range of government departments, higher education sector bodies and partner organisations in the course of our representation of members.

These include: Advance HE, British Council, Department for Education, Department for International Trade, Department for International Development, HESA, Home Office, Jisc, Office for Students, QAA, UCAS, UKCISA

External representation

IHE’s Chief Executive, Alex Proudfoot, is a member of the following groups:

  • APPG for International Students Advisory Group
  • British Council: International Education Advisory Group
  • Data Advisory Committee
  • Department for International Trade: Education Sector Advisory Group
  • Department for Education: TEF Delivery Group
  • Exporting Education UK Steering Committee
  • Home Office: Education Sector Policy Forum and Operational Steering Group
  • Hotcourses UK Advisory Group
  • OfS/HEFCE: Prevent External Advisory Group (observer status)
  • QAA: Board of Trustees (observer status); FHEQ advisory group
  • UKCISA: Board of Trustees and Services & Representation Committee

We are also frequently asked to nominate members of staff from independent HE institutions to join boards, committees and working groups, including the following recent nominations: