If you've not been following the discussions around the future regulation of higher education in England, maybe spending too much time in Paris, for example, you may have missed the controversy over HEFCE's consultation about quality assurance, and whether (or not) the nose of the new Minister for HE has been put out of joint. If so, then last week's THE offers a catch up.
If things go one way, it could mean the much-merited demise of the un-loved QAA; or even of HEFCE itself – who would shed tears, the THE asks. The price to pay, however, would be the advent of the OfS – the Office for Students.
This sounds far too Orwellian for my liking, but others may well just think it's an advert for Microsoft.