"Nearly two in three UK universities are setting English language requirements below the recommended level for undergraduate students from outside the European Union, according to a Times Higher Education survey."
"Yesterday QAA announced it would be lending its previously protected logo to higher education institutions with a ‘confidence’ judgement, or those that had sufficiently changed their practices in response to a ‘limited confidence’ judgement."
"An institution receiving "significant" bad press or a petition signed by around a third of its student body should be visited by quality inspectors, the University Alliance mission group has suggested.
Meanwhile, the Russell Group has argued that universities with a proven track record of passing quality reviews should be reviewed only once a decade.
These are among the official submissions to a Higher Education Funding Council for England consultation that canvassed the sector on plans for a risk-based quality assurance system."
"The Home Office has confirmed it will continue with the system of “educational oversight”, which requires private higher education colleges to pass inspections carried out by the Quality Assurance Agency."