The question of how, and how much, university vice-chancellors are paid is increasingly high on the news agenda. It is a legitimate and important debate, and one of public interest.
The level of senior pay in higher education institutions is clearly of interest to students and the general public. The topic is currently much in debate, and has led some to ask how regulation works in the sector.
HEFCE chief Madeleine Atkins on what a simpler, less burdensome QA system might look like.
That is the promise of a sector-wide consultation about the regulatory future, argues Madeleine Atkins.
Much has changed in England over the last five years: the higher education ‘market’ has opened up to new providers, the student number control cap on expansion has been removed for publicly funded higher education institutions, and a transition from block grant-based funding to student loan-based funding of teaching has taken place.