Delivering Value for Money: Next Steps for Higher Education Institutions


With the marketisation of higher education, it is of the utmost importance for students to know how their fees are spent and that they will receive a high-quality education. Institutions must therefore ensure providing ‘Value for Money’ is a key priority if they want to remain competitive.

The Office for Students has welcomed the recent Education Select Committee report into achieving value for money in HE. The OfS have pledged to use their remit to implement many of the Committee’s recommendations. Join us in March to hear about the Office for Students’ plans, explore your university’s approach and learn from institutions that are excelling in providing value for money. 

About the Day:

In the morning, delegates will receive an update on the policy landscape and explore areas within institutions which can be transformed to promote value for money. 

In the afternoon, attendees will discover how to increase flexibility in course provision by utilising schemes such as the Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund and hear best practice in making the use of resources and income available to students. 

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Recommendations from the Education Committee’s report: Value for Money in Higher Education
  • Embedding an institution-wide approach to achieve better value for money
  • OfS policies, frameworks and plans for intervention
  • Developing a wide range of degree apprenticeships
  • Reviewing the impact of maintenance grant removal
  • Increasing flexibility: reforming the linear degree system and creating innovative funding programmes
  • Changes to pay and accountability: the Senior Staff Remuneration Code

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in providing 'value for money', including: University Governance, Directors of Education, Associate Deans, Heads of Academic Development, Heads of Student Development, Pro-Vice Chancellors, Careers and Employment, Financial Support, Funding Providers, Principals & Vice Principals, Apprenticeships Teams, Heads of HR,Widening Outreach Teams, Skills Teams and Training Specialists.

Further Information:

Booking forms available on request

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Tuesday 19th March 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Central London (Venue TBC)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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