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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.

Further education and sixth form college board assurance
Stephanie Mason

22 November 2019

Recent years have been challenging times for many institutions in the further education sector. With these challenges, has come a greater focus on governance and governing. It is critical for boards to have a full and accurate picture of what is going on in an organisation to be able to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.

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.

Future proof your school

09 July 2019

Independent schools are facing a time of significant financial challenge. Ensure that your school is looking at the right governance issues and take our quick self-assessment to see what you need to be focusing on.

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?’.

Wrongful trading risk for further education governors, warns RSM

31 January 2019

On 31 January the further education insolvency regime will come into force, meaning that for the first time it will be possible for colleges to fail and be placed into an insolvency process.

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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