The New Normal


The New Normal – guest speaker Nick Hillman (HEPI)


Recent HEPI Publications


The HE/FE sectors have experienced/and are facing 6 major challenges:

1. Changes

  • Coalition, majority and minority governments – change in ministerial roles
  • Green paper, White paper, Bill & Act
  • End of HEFCE/ introduction of Office for Students
  • Launch of UK Research and Investment
  • Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Diamond Review (Wales)
  • HE Governance (Scotland) Act 2016
  • Changes to student and research funding
  • Lots of Select Committee Investigations
  • Ballots and strikes
  • Migration changes
  • Augar Review
  • ONS review of classification of loans

2. Too Much Too Young

  • The government believes too many young people are going to University
  • Gavin Williamson ditches Tony Blair-era target to get 50% of kids into University as he vows a ‘major overhaul’ of Further Education