HE Policy

Some information on the UK’s Higher Education and Research Bill:


A timeline of significant acts, reports, white papers and green papers relating to Higher Education in the UK:

1963 The Robbins Report

http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/robbins/robbins1963.html

1972 White Paper: A Framework for Expansion

1973 Education Act

http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/acts/1973-education-act.pdf

1978 Oakes Report

1980 House of commons select committee – Report on the funding and organisation of courses in Higher Education

1981 Shirley Williams’ Green Paper on Higher Education

1987 White Paper: Higher education: Meeting the Challenge

1988 White Paper: Top-up loans for students

1988 Education Reform Act

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/40/pdfs/ukpga_19880040_en.pdf

1990 Education (Student Loans) Act 1990

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/6/pdfs/ukpga_19900006_en.pdf

1991 White Paper on higher education

1992 Further and Higher Education Act

http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/acts/1992-further-higher-education-act.pdf

1997 The Dearing Report. Higher Education in the learning society – recommended wider participation in higher education

http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/dearing1997/dearing1997.html

1998 Teaching and Higher Education Act

http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/acts/1998-teaching-and-higher-education-act.pdf

1998 Green Paper: The Learning Age

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/000000654.htm

2000 Taylor Report. New Directions for Higher Education Funding: Final Report of the Funding Options Group

2003 White paper: the future of education

http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/pdfs/2003-white-paper-higher-ed.pdf

2004 Higher Education Act

http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/acts/2004-higher-education-act.pdf

2008 Sale of Student Loans Act 2008

http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/acts/2008-sale-student-loans-act.pdf

2009 Lord Mandelson – Innovating workforce development – A New Framework for Higher Education

https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/journal-issue-19.pdf

2009 White paper: the future of universities in a knowledge economy

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http:/www.bis.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/publications/Higher-Ambitions.pdf

2010 Browne review: Securing a Sustainable Future for Higher Education

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/422565/bis-10-1208-securing-sustainable-higher-education-browne-report.pdf

2010 White Paper: The Importance of Teaching

http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/pdfs/2010-white-paper-teaching.pdf

2011 White Paper: Higher Education: Students at the Heart  of the System

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/31384/11-944-higher-education-students-at-heart-of-system.pdf

2011 Opportunity, Choice and Excellence in Education, HFCE

http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/4145/7/Strategystatement_Redacted.pdf

2014 Forging futures : building higher level skills through university and employer collaboration. A joint publication from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and Universities UK (UUK)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/356749/FF_FinalReport_Digital_190914.pdf

2014 The Higher Education (Wales) Bill – National Assembly for Wales

http://www.assembly.wales/research%20documents/14-037%20higher%20education%20bill/14-037.pdf

2015 Green paper: Fulfilling out potential

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/474227/BIS-15-623-fulfilling-our-potential-teaching-excellence-social-mobility-and-student-choice.pdf

2015-2016 The Teaching Excellence Framework: Assessing  quality in Higher  Education

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmbis/572/572.pdf

2016 White paper: Higher education: success as a knowledge economy

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/523396/bis-16-265-success-as-a-knowledge-economy.pdf

2016 HE research bill

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2016-2017/0004/cbill_2016-20170004_en_1.htm

2016 The Stern Review: ‘Building on Success and Learning from Experience’

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/541338/ind-16-9-ref-stern-review.pdf


List compiled by Sara Cannizzaro (20/7/ 2016)

Sources:

  • Coron, C. (2016) ‘Reshaping the model: Higher Education in the UK and the Anglo-Saxon neo-liberal model of capitalism since 1970’ Revue LISA/LISA e-journal, vol. XIV-n°1. Available from http://lisa.revues.org/8865 [accessed on 21/07/2016].
  • Gillard, D. (2011) Education in England: a brief history. Available from www.educationengland.org.uk/history [accessed on 21/07/2016].
  • Foster, D. (1997) Unity Out of Diversity: The Origins and Development of the University of Humberside. London: Athlone Press.
  • Pring, R. (unpublished) ‘The Evolving Idea of a University’
  • https://www.gov.uk/

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