Education Committee

Value for money in higher education inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Evidence session held on 12 December 2017, 21 and 27 February 2018. Ongoing.

Scope of the inquiry

The Education Committee is considering the following issues:

  • Graduate outcomes and the use of destination data
  • Social justice in higher education and support for disadvantaged students
  • Senior management pay in universities
  • Quality and effectiveness of teaching
  • The role of the Office for Students


Treasury Committee - Student loans

On 18 February 2018, the Treasury Committee published a report relevant to this inquiry:


Terms of reference: Value for money in higher education

Latest evidence

  • 12 Dec 2017 - Value for money in higher education - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF260 KB) HC 343 | Published 16 Mar 2018

    Evidence given by Sam Brook, Warwick University graduate, Aaron Oreschnick, degree apprentice, Manchester Metropolitan University, Polly Tyler, Nottingham Trent University student, Taylor McGraa, Education Officer, Goldsmiths Students' UnionNicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Office for Students, Amatey Doku, Vice President (Higher Education), National Union of Students, Conor Ryan, Director of Research and Communications, Sutton Trust

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  • 21 Feb 2018 - Value for money in higher education - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF350 KB) HC 343 | Published 16 Mar 2018

    Evidence given by Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University, Peter Horrocks CBE, Vice-Chancellor, Open University, Professor Dame Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool, Professor Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of OxfordAlice Barnard, Chief Executive, Edge Foundation, Julian Gravatt, Deputy Chief Executive, Association of Colleges, Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive, Universities UK

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Next meeting(s)

27 March 2018 10:00 am

Oral Evidence Session

Value for money in higher education
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Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Chair, Independent review of higher education funding and student finance arrangements in Wales
Professor Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education and Director of Research, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Stuart Cannell, Member of the student panel, Office for Students
Sir Michael Barber, Chair, Office for Students


Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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