The Committee of University Chairs have recently been consulting on their proposed new Code of Governance. The regulated higher education landscape – particularly in England – has changed almost beyond recognition since the Code was published 2014, and even since it was revised in 2018. The regulatory expectations on governors, the diversity of providers and perturbations facing the higher education means that good governance has never been more important.

As GuildHE responds to the CUC Consultation on the proposed new Code of Governance we highlight a few points.

  • The Code should apply to all providers
  • The Code should enable English institutions to meet the OfS Public Interest Principles
  • The Code should be clear and concise whilst still being useful to governors

Alex Bols has also written a blog about the GuildHE response to the consultation.