The Known Unknowns of Higher Education Funding

Glynne Stanfield, Eversheds Sutherland

Watch Glynne Stanfield, Lead Partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s Corporate Education Team as he lists the strategic, regulatory and market challenges ahead for the UK Higher Education sector at a recent roundtable discussion on Higher Education Funding and Loans. (10 Mins)

Key points raised include:

  • At least 12 universities looking to follow the banks and set up campuses in other EU Countries
  • Higher education mergers likely in 2 or 3 years time
  • A “wall of cash” in the USA – Eversheds receive a call a week from US private equity looking for investment or takeover opportunities in the UK
  • Salaries and pensions row may limit staff recruitment from private sector
  • The Higher Education and Research Act – HERA still unfinished business
  • UKRI needs focus as biggest key change to funding
  • The Technical and Further Education Act could have a sting in the tail for Higher Education governors on liability
  • Watch FE/HE partnership group trials closely.
  • £3 billion apprenticeship levy may not grow as expected