Following a major overhaul of its strategy, Independent Higher Education is stepping back from its representation of non-HE members to focus on building its profile as a strong voice for the independent HE sector.
In the aftermath of the UK’s historic EU referendum, universities in Europe have been caught up in the vacuum of uncertainty created by Brexit. Speaking with The PIE News, stakeholders discussed the likely fall in incoming UK students over the coming years but said they are hopeful that it could be offset by growing interest from students from other EU states.
UK institutions must take a long, hard look at their international student support and ensure those who do study here feel accepted, delegates heard at an event focused on student experience. It offered tangible examples and heard from students themselves.
Thinking creatively about the use and management of the university space is critical, as universities have to adapt to remain resonant to their future students who have “digital in their DNA”, experts said at the UHR Conference.
A new white paper, which marks an historic shakeup for the UK's higher education sector, makes it easier for alternative providers to access degree awarding powers, overhauls HE funding and brings all providers under the jurisdiction of a new regulatory body.