Higher education regulatory framework

The higher education sector is embarking on momentous change, with the future landscape somewhat uncertain, as the Office for Students takes on the regulation of higher education providers in England. The new regulator seeks to ensure the interests of students are prioritised whilst protecting and prioritising ‘institutional autonomy and academic freedom.’  

The Office for Students (OfS) has published its regulatory framework. The framework sets out how the OfS will undertake its functions, and provides guidance for registered providers on the continuing conditions of registration. Our briefing summarises the key elements of the regulatory framework, highlighting in particular, what providers should be aware of.

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