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RSM responds to Government measures to protect higher education sector
Lisa Randall

04 May 2020

Today the Government announced a range of measures to protect the higher education sector which will be seen as a positive step for most university providers.

Practical steps and Government reliefs for the education sector
Stephanie Mason

23 March 2020

We have looked to summarise the practical steps those in the education sector should be looking to take to mitigate the issues caused by coronavirus.

71 higher education institutions subject to enhanced financial monitoring
Lindsey Cooper

26 November 2019

This week's university strikes have once again put the spotlight on the financial pressures facing the UK's higher education sector. The latest report from the Office for Students (OfS) has revealed that 71 higher education institutions are now subject to enhanced monitoring requirements amid concerns around their financial viability and sustainability.

Higher education risk register analysis 2019
Lisa Randall

30 October 2019

The higher education (HE) sector faces several uncertainties and inter-related risks which need to be managed. This is necessary, not only to protect the institution, but also to enable opportunities to be seized. RSM’s latest risk register analysis enables your institutions risk profile with that of others. This helps you to consider ‘how do our risks compare?’ and ‘are we missing any key risks?’

Are higher education institutions complying with UK visas and immigration standards?
Lisa Randall

To maximise the opportunities universities need to remain compliant with UK visas and immigration standards (UKVI) to avoid any future reputational, financial and operational risks.

Lifelong learning could mean lifelong paying under Augar education review proposals
Lisa Randall

30 May 2019

Lisa Randall, RSM's head of education, comments on the publication of the independent Augar review of tertiary education.

Further education risk register analysis 2019
Stephanie Mason

29 April 2019

The further education sector has faced many challenges and risks in recent years and these look set to continue in 2019 and beyond. RSM’s latest risk register analysis, drawing comparisons with our work in 2018 and 2016, enables you to compare your college’s risk profile with that of others. This enables you to consider ‘how do our risks compare?’ and ‘are we missing any key risks?’.

Spotlight on further education executive pay seems to be the direction of travel
Dominic Blythe

04 March 2019

Focus on pay in the education sector has increased significantly in recent years. As well as more general legislation bringing in gender pay gap reporting, levels of executive pay for universities have been hitting the headlines and ministers have asked academies to justify salaries of over £150,000. To date there has arguably been less focus on the further education sector, but this looks set to change.

What can the education sector expect in 2019?
Lisa Randall

17 January 2019


As we embrace the new year, Lisa Randall, head of education at RSM predicts some of the key themes for the education sector in 2019.

Debt levels at UK universities rise amid fresh challenges to higher education sector funding
Lisa Randall

03 January 2019

Lisa Randall, RSM’s head of education, and Lindsey Cooper, a restructuring partner at RSM UK, comments on today’s front page story in The Times highlighting the rise in debt held by many of the UK’s universities.

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