Responding to the Office for Students (OfS) annual review 'English higher education 2019', Alison Johns, Chief Executive of Advance HE, said,
“We agree that English higher education deserves its world-class reputation, and richly so. Along with the rest of the sector, we recognise that there is always a need for relentless and continuous enhancement, particularly in accelerating fair access and attainment for disadvantaged students. It is important that the sector works together by collaborating to share learnings, innovative ways of implementing what works, and demonstrating impact to stimulate the transformative change needed.
“Advance HE is actively engaged with the sector in this enhancement and change work, supporting institutions with their efforts to ensure that all their students get best value, enjoy improved mental health and wellbeing, and have the opportunity to realise their potential after higher education.
“We work with institutions through our development programmes, our charters and equality, diversity and inclusion work to promote fairness and equity, teaching awards and Fellowships, and through our leadership and governance work. Advance HE is also well-placed to facilitate networks and to share learning in the sector, examples include our collaborative projects, ‘Embedding Wellbeing in the Curriculum’ and ‘Embedding Enterprise in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’. Our student surveys, including the Student Academic Experience Survey produced with HEPI, and referenced in the OfS review, help to provide the evidence for institutions to make the informed enhancements that they are dedicated to making.”
“We now look forward to contributing to the OfS’s consultation with regards to teaching quality.”