GuildHE Chair and Chief Executive gave evidence to the Higher Education and Research Bill Committee on Tuesday 6th September as part of the Bill scrutiny process.

Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester, highlighted the importance of student engagement and representation on the OfS, as well as widening participation work with primary schools to raise aspirations.

Gordon McKenzie, Chief Executive, GuildHE, emphasised the need for an HE Bill to deliver a coherent regulatory landscape. He went on to highlight the need for more detail about protecting students in the case of an institution with probationary degree-awarding powers failing to get full powers and also in the case of institutional failure.

Paul Kirkham, CEO, ICMP and GuildHE Executive Committee member also gave evidence alongside Joy and Gordon on behalf on IHE, making a strong case for leveling the playing field for alternative providers and tackling the questions about student finance in alternative providers.