Universities could face sanctions if quality slips – Watchdog

Universities in the United Kingdom could face robust action if they allow quality to slip in certain degree subjects, or if they lower their expectations for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, writes Eleanor Busby for PA Media.

Tougher minimum standards would be set for institutions in England to ensure all students access high-quality courses that prepare them for work after graduation under plans by the Office for Students.

The watchdog has set out its proposals to raise the bar on quality and standards in higher education. Institutions that fail to address concerns about quality could potentially be found to be in breach of their registration conditions and face action, such as a fine, or they could have their registration revoked.
Full report on the Belfast Telegraph site