Rob Behrens, the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education in England and Wales, has today (12 June 2014) published his Annual Report for 2013.
Good Practice Framework - Consultation
The Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) has opened a consultation on draft new guidelines to improve the way that universities deal with student complaints and academic appeals.
You can respond to the consultation online or download a response form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENOHE 2013 - Conference Report
The OIA have published a report from the tenth Annual Conference of the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education. The event covered 'Dispute resolution in Higher Education in turbulent times' and was held at St Catherine's College in Oxford. More information about ENOHE can be found on the enohe website.
Press Notice: OFT report on Higher Education in England
Rob Behrens and the OIA have published a press notice on the recent OFT report 'Higher Education in England'.
Response to HEPI report - Unfinished Business?: Higher education legislation
Rob Behrens has commented on the HEPI report on Higher education legislation, published on 20 February 2014.
Response to the Higher Education Commission report
Rob Behrens has published a response to the proposals outlined in the 'Regulating Higher Education' report from the Higher Education Commission published on 9 October 2013.
OIA Annual Letters 2012
The OIA has today (24 September) published Annual Letters for 2012 setting out the complaints record of all universities within the OIA Scheme. This is the second year that the OIA has published this information.
The letters show the number of complaints and appeals closed by each university, the number that are then taken by the student to the OIA, and the OIA’s findings.
For more information, you can download the Press Notice and the letters for 2012.
Press Notice: Annual Letters 2012
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Position paper - Leveson inquiry and independent regulation
Rob Behrens has published a position paper, in association with HEPI, on the lessons from the Leveson inquiry on independent self-regulation.
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