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Who holds the whip hand? – Student protection plans

Who holds the whip hand? – Student protection plans

Higher Education’s new regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), published a number of conditions for institutions to join its Register of Approved Providers and one of the items of evidence required (for Condition C3) is a student protection plan. Prior to the OfS, student protection plans were voluntary. The Higher Education and Research Act brought … Continue reading

Any flavour as long as it’s vanilla

Any flavour as long as it’s vanilla

October will bring the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA)’s long-awaited compliance audit looking at how universities have taken account of their guidance on consumer protection law, published in March 2015. This publication was welcomed by the NUS: ‘This has the potential to make a huge positive impact on students, protecting them against unfair practices that … Continue reading