The publication of this first consultation follows the Council's announcement of its intention to review the teaching funding method in autumn 2009.
The first consultation seeks views on underpinning principles and features. It invites comment on three key principles that the Council believes are key to the future of the method. These are:
The second consultation will be published in spring 2011, and will explore operational and technical elements.
The review comes about in light of developments in the higher education sector, and the changing financial and political climate. It will, therefore, take into account factors such as the outcome of Lord Browne's Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance, and the availability of new data.
Responses to the consultation should be made by 2359 on Monday 12 July 2010 using the online form.