The Higher Education Commission is an independent body made up of leaders from the education sector, the business community and the three major political parties.
Established in response to demand from Parliamentarians for a more informed and reflective discourse on higher education issues, the Commission examines higher education policy, holds evidence-based inquiries, and produces written reports with recommendations for policymakers.
The Commission is co-chaired by Lord Philip Norton
, a Conservative peer and academic, and Dr Graham Spittle
, Vice President of IBM. The Commission's work is generously supported by the University Partnerships Programme and the Higher Education Academy.
HE Commission commitment to transparency and scrutiny
The Higher Education Commission is entirely committed to ensuring its activities and funding are entirely transparent. The Commission regularly lobbies Government on key education issues, campaigning widely for improved policy across government departments. Under no circumstances does the Commission endorse, support, lobby for or campaign on behalf of one organisation.
The Commission operates according to a strict Code of Governance. The Commission is administered by Policy Connect
, a cross-party, non-profit think tank based in Southwark. Policy Connect is entirely committed to upholding the principle of transparency in UK parliamentary and public affairs and welcomes any questions you may have on its work and activities.