PA Consulting Group’s Paul Woodgates, a higher education expert, is quoted in an article in the Guardian on regulators and funders in the sector. With a new round of Whitehall cuts a possibility, the article asks higher education experts what could be on the cards for these key organisations.
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Paul explains that there are multiple regulators universities have to consider. He says: “We need to consider how best to manage regulation of quality, outcomes, risk, choice, probity and fair access in a coherent and consistent way. Bear in mind many universities also have to satisfy the needs of regulators for teacher training, the NHS and a range of professional bodies – so there are multiple regulatory regimes with which they need to comply.”