• Welcome to this site

    The Government has now published its Higher Education White Paper, Students at the Heart of the System. The proposals outlined in the White Paper represent a radical reform of higher education in England and for that reason it is important that all interested parties have an opportunity to comment on our proposals. Through this website you can scroll through the text of the White Paper and comment on the proposals outlined in each chapter, or email more detailed comments.

    We are also running a series of more detailed consultations on early repayment, and the new regulatory framework, as reform in these areas could lead to changes to primary legislation. HEFCE are consulting on the allocation of teaching grant and implementing new student number controls for 2012/13. This consultation will soon be available on their website.

  • Consultation Timetable

    • 28/06/11 White Paper published
    • 28/06/11 Early Repayment consultation launches
    • 30/06/11 HEFCE Teaching Funding & Student Number Controls consultation launches
    • August 2011 Regulatory Framework consultation launches
    • 20/09/11 White Paper consultation closes
    • 20/09/11 Early Repayment consultation closes
    • 22/09/11 HEFCE consultation closes
    • October 2011 Regulatory Framework consultation closes