29 March 2021
IHE has been working with our membership and the sector more widely to develop a new and more flexible Code of Governance which is tailored to the diverse contexts in which the UK’s independent providers of higher education operate – be they micro companies or SMEs, charities or multi-national businesses, pathway providers, subject specialists, OfS registered or not.
Three years into the English sector’s new regulatory framework, and with long-term transformations taking place in how we learn as a result of technological advances and of cultural, societal and economic change, we believe it is vital to strengthen governance for existing and new providers.
We have worked with our partners Shakespeare Martineau to develop a new Code and we are now consulting on the draft text.
The consultation will run for four weeks, and will consider the questions listed below, as well as any further comments that providers, other organisations and interested individuals wish to submit. We would be particularly interested to hear views on areas of focus for supporting guidance for the Code, which we aim to develop during a later phase of this work and in partnership with sector organisations and providers.
Please do get in contact with us directly if you would like to speak further about any aspects of this work. We are engaging directly with institutions across higher education in parallel to this consultation.
The consultation is open until 23 April 2021 – click here to read the draft Code and the consultation questions before submitting a response.
- On 29th March 2021