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UK Business and Management Education - Sector Regulation (Policy Network Session 4)
The fourth in a series of Policy Network meetings was held recently by the Association of Business Schools (ABS), inviting key stakeholders from the world of higher education and business and management education debates have been lively and engaging.
Previous sessions have focused on:
The Challenges of Economic Regeneration; and
He Challenge of the reformed Student Marketplace.
This session was opened by Professor Roland Kaye Dean at BPP University College Business School and Nicky Morgan MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon David Willetts.
Members of the panel included: Chartered Management Institute, Durham University, the Foundation for Management Education, University Alliance and the University of Buckingham and more.
A third of the world's students are in private education and discussions focused around regulation by Royal Charter, QAA (the regulatory body) and Privy Council involvement.
The group felt that the Research Excellence Framework (REF) is driving the business school agenda - business schools need to understand the scholarly community culture and of course provide students with excellent employability prospects and value for money in a quality learning environment. Links to practitioners and business are of course paramount in an increasingly globalised marketplace.
Nicky Morgan MP said:
“The first priority when government came in was to put higher education on a stable footing for planning.
The Government is committed to employability, to maintain the UK's international reputation for globally recognised HE, the enormous contribution made by UK business schools to our success story and innovation is key for an innovative high tech. growing economy.
We welcome the ABS Business Schools Innovation Task Force, and are looking forward to ABS being a very active voice”.
Further information about more detailed discussions and outcomes of the meetings will be available shortly in a policy document, to request a copy please contact Vicky Robinson – our annual conference: Innovation for Growth will also discuss these key drivers.