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New student information advisory group 

The UK higher education funding bodies are setting up a new group: the UK Student Information Advisory Group. 

The new group will combine the work of the HE Public Information Steering Group and the UK Performance Indicators Steering group on student information and HE indicators. 

It will be chaired by Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of University of Reading, and bring together a range of provider, student, employer, policy and technical expertise. 

In this capacity, it will advise the funding bodies on information and indicators about: 

  • access and participation
  • learning and teaching
  • the student experience and student outcomes in the UK. 

The first meeting will take place in summer 2017. For more information about the group contact Coral Nash

Performance Indicators Steering Group

The UK Performance Indicators Steering Group (UKPISG) was established in 1998, and is made up of representatives of the funding bodies, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), government departments, higher education institutions and other interested bodies.

The group's original brief was to take forward the recommendations of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education, and the request of the Secretary of State for Education and Employment to develop appropriate performance indicators and benchmarks for families of institutions with similar characteristics and aspirations.

UKPISG continue to oversee the management and ongoing development of the institutional UK Performance Indicators for higher education.

Performance Indicators Steering Group Members

Member

Title
Heather Fry (Chair) Director of Regulation and Assurance, HEFCE
Alison Allden Higher Education Statistics Agency
David Barrett Office for Fair Access
Mark Corver UCAS
Colette Eley Welsh Government
Celia Hunt Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, HEFCW
Dr Colin Campbell Universities Scotland
Lorna Gunn Scottish Government
Kieran Mannion Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland
Adam Wright National Union of Students
Dr Kevin Mundy Higher Education Wales
Professor Geoffrey Petts Universities UK
Paul Rasch Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Martin Smith Scottish Funding Council
Jonathan Waller Higher Education Statistics Agency
Awaiting nomination Guild HE
Secretarariat
Alison Brunt HEFCE
Mark Gittoes HEFCE

Performance Indicators Technical Group

The UK PITG is a sub-group of the UK Performance Indicators Steering Group (UKPISG) that was established in 2010. Made up of technical colleagues drawn from the funding bodies, HESA, government departments and other interested bodies, the UKPITG provides advice to the UKPISG on technical aspects of the institutional performance indicators for HE.

MemberTitle
Jonathan Waller (Chair) Higher Education Statistics Agency
Gordon Anderson Scottish Funding Council
Matthew Bollington Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Suzie Dent Higher Education Statistics Agency
Hannah Falvey HEFCW
Richard Puttock HEFCE
Jovan Luzajic

Guild HE, Higher Education Wales, Universities Scotland, Universities UK (one member to represent the interests of the four representative bodies)

Michael MacNeill Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland
Chris Williams Welsh Assembly Government
Awaiting nomination UCAS
Secretarariat
Alison Brunt HEFCE
Mark Gittoes HEFCE

Page last updated 6 April 2017