On 28th February Professor Paul O'Prey CBE represented the university sector at a meeting with Peers in the House of Lords to discuss concerns about the new Higher Education and Research Bill currently going through Parliament.
Posted: 7 March 2017
The Bill, which had its third reading in the House of Lords last week, proposes numerous changes to the sector, including fast-track two-year degree courses and making it easier for new providers to achieve degree-awarding powers.
Professor O'Prey, a member of the Board of Universities UK (UUK), the representative body for universities in the UK, met with the Bill team at the Department for Education and subsequently addressed a group of Peers on behalf of UUK.
His priorities were to protect institutional autonomy (the importance of educational organisations continuing to manage their own affairs) and to ensure that overseas students could still have the same opportunities to study in the UK.
There have been over 400 amendments to the HE Bill thus far, the Bill has now been returned to the House of Commons for further scrutiny.
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