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The purpose of the report is to report on the progress the sector has made since the last report, and to raise awareness of the issues, challenges and risks for the sustainability of learning and teaching in the medium term, and the actions that are required of higher education institutions (HEIs) and sector bodies. The report is also intended to inform higher education funding and policy development in the next government.
Evidence in the report is drawn from sector analysis and from 13 HEIs. These help to demonstrate the diversity and distinctiveness of the student learning experience, the cost pressures, risks and challenges faced, and some of the necessary and innovative responses to these challenges.
The report concludes that:
The report identifies a number of actions for HEIs and the HE sector to respond to future challenges and risks to sustainability of learning and teaching. It also makes recommendations to Government, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, funders and regulators.
The FSSG’s report is available on the FSSG webpage.