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    Geoff with his IOE Director’s portrait in 2007, painted by Trinidad Ball FPS

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    HE Commission remembers the legacy of Geoff Whitty CBE

    Higher Education Commission and Policy Connect remembers the legacy of Professor Geoff Whitty CBE, Director Emeritus of the UCL Institute of Education and founding member of the Higher Education Commission. 

    It is with great sadness that we announce Geoff Whitty, a founding member of the Higher Education Commission, has passed away. Geoff was instrumental in establishing the Higher Education Commission and over the years provided Policy Connect staff with guidance and support. 

    For a further appreciation of his work, please read here


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    HE Commission calls for evidence on higher education exports inquiry

    The Higher Education Commission is very pleased to officially call for evidence for its latest inquiry into higher education exports.

    The Higher Education Commission’s sixth inquiry examines higher education exports and is co-chaired by Lord Norton of Louth and Professor Simon Marginson

    Read more here.  

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    Higher Education Commission seeks partnership

    The Higher Education Commission is looking for partners to take its research to the next level. We are in the process of setting up two inquiries examining exporting higher education and degree apprenticeships. 

    Click here for more infomation. 

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    HE Commission launches fifth inquiry report

    The Higher Education Commission released its fifth inquiry report, One Size Won't Fit All: The Challenges Facing the Office for Students, in Parliament.

    The report launched in Parliament on Thursday 14th September and followed a ten month inquiry co-chaired by Lord Norton of Louth and Professor Joy Carter.

    Read more here.

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    HEC delighted by HESA announcement

    The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has expressed its support for the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)’s announcement that it has made another step towards developing its central data collection. HESA has put out a call for a partner in its Data Futures Programme as part of its move towards modernising the use of data in the sector.

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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. The Commission examines higher education policy, holds evidence-based inquiries, and produces written reports with recommendations for policymakers.

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