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Have your say; what does 'value for money' mean to you?

The Office for Students (OfS) wants to ensure that students get value for money - and we’re helping them work out what that means to you. A number of students’ unions, including Sussex, have commissioned an independent piece of research into what students think about ‘value for money’ in higher education. The findings will inform and shape the work led by the Office for Students student panel.

In order to ensure ‘value for money’, we are looking for student feedback to find out what that means to you.

Fill out this short survey before 31st January to have your say on what 'good value' education is to you.

It only takes five minutes, and consists of a number of mutiple choice questions on whether you agree or disagree with certain statements about value for money. We want loads of Sussex students to fill out this survey so that your opinions are considered in OfS discussions regarding some of the biggest changes to higher education in a generation.

What is the Office for Students?

The OfS is the government’s new regulating body for UK universities. The OfS, which will be formally established in April this year, replaces the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Office for Fair Access (OFFA); the two bodies which currently regulate higher education.

The extensive powers of the new OfS include:

  • Ensuring ‘value for money’ for students

  • Ensuring all students have equality in access to, success in and progress from higher education

  • Ensuring all students receive a high quality academic experience

  • Ensuring students’ rights as ‘consumers’ are protected, such as in the case of course or institution closures

In December 2017, the Students’ Union submitted a response to the government’s consultation on the new regulatory framework for higher education. Our response covered concerns about equality of access and participation, freedom of speech regulations, risks of course and institution closures, and the marketisation of higher education. The survey is providing students from a number of different universities up and down the country with an opportunity to feed-in on some of the issues that were covered by the recent OfS consultation on the new regulatory framework for higher education.

Read our news story on the consultation response.

Read the full Students' Union consultation response.

 

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