The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (HERA 2017) introduced a new regulatory approach to higher education in England and led to the establishment of a regulator, the Office for Students (OfS). The provisions of the HERA 2017 will become fully effective from 1 August 2019. The academic year 2018-19 represents a transition from the previous system of regulation to the new.
This briefing note is part of a series of downloadable summaries that have been designed to support you in addressing different aspects of governance or to be disseminated as a helpful resource to colleagues who are new to particular areas of governance. Each draws on the latest thinking and legalisation, providing a helpful guide to re-familiarise yourself with specific issues as they arise. Each briefing note offers up-to-date information, further reading, links and questions to consider on a range of governance issues.