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Special administration regime for the insolvency of higher education institutions
Lisa Randall

08 October 2020

There is a call to action to the government to give further consideration to a special administration regime for the insolvency of higher education institutions along the same lines as already exists for further education and social housing.

7 reasons why the CUC HE Audit Committees Code of Practice is good for the sector
Lisa Randall

03 August 2020

The Committee of University Chairs (CUC) published its Higher Education (HE) Audit Committees Code of Practice (the Code) in May 2020. The updates to the Code are certainly welcomed in particular during these unprecedented times with significant change, uncertainty within the sector and changing risk profiles.

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.

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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