Students are beneficiaries and stakeholders of higher education. When selecting a provider and course, students increasingly seek to make well-informed choices, especially in a market where higher tuition fees apply. More data to inform student choice, a demographic downturn, and rivalry between providers means that competition to recruit students has increased. Governing bodies need to be alert to these trends. Following enrolment, governing bodies should monitor student retention, progression rates and, finally, graduate destinations.
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.