GuildHE Annual Report 2021-22

This annual report sets out the key issues that GuildHE has addressed over the last year. It begins by highlighting our key achievements, demonstrating successes in all areas of the GuildHE strategy, and then looks in more detail at our work across a series of themes.

It covers how we work with, support and communicate with our members as well as how we highlight their achievements and contributions to the economy and wider society. This year we have provided specific support in areas including governance and their equalities work as well as through a wide range of member networks.

As a representative body, GuildHE has responsibilities to the HE sector more widely and this report covers our activities in areas like free speech, fair admissions and academic standards as well as our work as a company member of many of the sector agencies.

The report looks at our work with the government, covering areas like post-18 education reform, research and knowledge exchange policy, levelling up and how our members support economic growth and healthy and vibrant local communities. It also covers our work with the OfS and our arguments for proportionate, accountable and effective regulation of higher education.

We provide detail on the work and support provided by GuildHE Research, including through Doctoral training and support, shared services and a range of events and workshops. We also cover the work of UKADIA in supporting specialist arts education including through a new, five year strategy and collaborative working with partners in the UK and Australia.

Finally, we report on our work directly with students and our engagement with wider society, particularly on the issue of sustainability.

Gordon McKenzie
CEO, GuildHE

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