AcSS Policy response to Office for Students consultation on regulating student outcomes

  • Consultation Response

The Academy of Social Sciences responded to the OfS ‘new approach to regulating student outcomes’. This consultation covers outcomes within universities (like continuation from year one to year two; and completion/ graduation rates) and outcomes related to employment post-graduation.

The aim is to set thresholds for all courses where failure to achieve minimum rates could trigger regulation. There is no ‘allowance’ for different student intakes or employment structures in different parts of the UK, though OfS says it will take these ‘contexts’ into account in any regulatory activity it undertakes as a result of the metrics.

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