HEBRG advocates improving regulation in order to improve the student experience and strengthen the UK higher education (HE) sector. The Principles for Better Regulation of Higher Education in the UK (HEBRG, 2011) aims to reduce regulatory burden and enhance efficiency by supporting a commitment to co-regulation.
HEBRG’s two-year work plan focuses on the following priority work streams:
- Cost burden and benefit analysis: to quantify the financial impact of regulation on HE providers
- Immigration regulation: to consider the regulatory burden and ‘ground level’ impact of changes to policy on the HE sector
- Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs): continued work to improve the quality, reliability and transparency of public information about PSRBs and their key roles in HE
- Long-term planning for the HE sector: evaluating and influencing the direction and strategy of HE regulation; applying the HEBRG Principles as a benchmarking tool to new regulation; monitoring developments in student/consumer information and protection.
HEBRG is also undertaking work across a range of secondary work areas. These include:
- monitoring developments in Freedom of Information (FoI) regulation as it pertains to HE;
- assessing and monitoring the Key Information Set (KIS); and
- providing support to Universities UK and associated organisations to monitor changes to the regulation of medical and health-related professional education in HE.
For more information on HEBRG’s work plan, please contact the HEBRG Secretariat. For new and archived publications, please visit the News, Events and Publications section of the website.
HEBRG Terms of Reference 2012-2014 are available here: HEBRG Terms of Reference.