Whilst GuildHE welcomes the opportunity to engage in the APP consultation we are concerned that such a short timeframe for a consultation on an important topic will mean many providers will be unable to fully engage. Our members care deeply about social mobility, but with such a short window for consultation at a time when the student outcomes data has only just been published and the TEF exercise is imminent means that many smaller HEIs will simply not have the capacity to respond meaningfully. This we believe, undermines the robustness of the consultation process.

Gordon McKenzie, CEO GuildHE

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