The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has responded to an open letter from 20 students’ unions calling for action to uphold student rights by saying that “consumer enforcement action may not be the best or quickest solution”. The CMA’s view on student refunds can be found here.
ADMISSIONS AND RECRUITMENT
UCAS has published a report in which it states a preference for a Post Qualification Offer system for University entrance: there are various caveats, including the challenge of providing proper advice during August.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM
In the latest addition to the debate on freedom of speech and academic freedom, the Russell Group has published a statement of principles for its member universities.
OfS has published a revised framework of statements of expectations for harassment and sexual misconduct policies in HE institutions. The Shakespeare Martineau blog has a post on the legal ramifications of the statement.