Private provision in Higher Education is set to expand beyond the professional and postgraduate spheres. This conference, timed to follow the Department for Business and Innovation’s empowering and protection consumers’ consultation will explore the future of private provision in UK HE. Sector leaders will provide guidance and examples of best practice in working alongside private providers.
The Higher Education White Paper opens up the HE market- moving away from funding classification towards results. The government wants to enable a wide range of providers to stimulate competition, create innovation and provide genuine choice for students.
With any opportunity comes a challenge and HE private provision is no exception. Should HE institutions compete or collaborate? And what mechanisms, legal frameworks, leadership structures and regulation make expanded private provision workable?