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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Earl of Courtown on 3 August (HL1378), how many institutions applied to the Quality Assurance Agency’s Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers for degree-awarding powers between 2013 and 2016 inclusive; and what is the current status of each application. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL1601 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>During this period, 24 institutions have applied for degree-awarding powers. Of those applications, 9 awards have been made and 13 applications are either currently undergoing scrutiny or awaiting final decision from the Privy Council following advice from the Quality Assurance Agency. There were also 2 applications that did not proceed to full scrutiny, as referred to in the earlier answer, HL 1378.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:29:51.363Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:29:51.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what decisions have been made about the provision of accelerated degree courses in higher education following their public consultation completed on 11 February. more like this
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Lord Luce more like this
star this property uin HL7944 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-30more like thismore than 2018-05-30
star this property answer text <p>As the Noble Lord, Lord Luce, notes, the government’s consultation on proposals to incentivise wider provision and uptake of accelerated degrees in higher education was published in December 2017. This consultation closed in February 2018.</p><p>The Department for Education received a range of detailed and comprehensive responses from providers, organisations and individuals across the higher education sector. We are currently considering these responses and will respond to the consultation in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-05-30T11:59:37.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-30T11:59:37.563Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Luce more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of first class degrees awarded by the (1) University of Surrey, and (2) University of Bradford; whether they have had any discussions with those universities about the number of such degrees awarded; and if so, what were the outcomes of any such discussions. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL14791 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 established a new independent regulator in England, the Office for Students (OfS). The act gives the OfS powers to assess the quality and standards applied to higher education by English providers.</p><p>The government has made it clear in guidance to the OfS that grade inflation must be tackled. In their strategy, attached, the OfS includes ensuring “qualifications hold their value over time” as a key objective. In December 2018, the OfS published analysis of changes in degree classifications between 2010-11 and 2016-17, which is attached. This includes data on the University of Surrey and the University of Bradford.</p><p>On 24 March, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education called for universities to end the steep rise of “unjustifiable” first class degrees which is a threat to the world class reputation of the university sector, and risks undermining the efforts of hard working students. The government expects the OfS, when it has its full range of powers, to challenge those institutions that record an unjustifiable rise in the proportion of top degrees being awarded.</p><p>The OfS’ statutory powers are on course to be strengthened through new regulations due to be laid in Parliament later this year, which will allow the OfS to levy fines of up to £500,000 or 2% of a university’s income (whichever is higher). The UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment is developing sector-recognised standards to ensure that all degree awards are consistent and fair - due to be completed this academic year. Together, these measures will strengthen the regulator’s ability to challenge universities with unwarranted grade inflation and hold them to account.</p><p>Any university found to be damaging students’ interests could be subject to sanctions such as placing additional conditions on their registration, fines, or in the worst case scenario removing a university’s powers to award degrees.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL14791_OfS_Strategy_2018_2021.pdf more like this
star this property title HL14791_OfS_Strategy_2018_2021 more like this
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star this property file name HL14791_Analysis_of_Degree_Classifications.pdf more like this
star this property title HL14791_Analysis_of_Degree_Classifications more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T10:54:12.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:54:12.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation on accelerated degrees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle more like this
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Emma Hardy more like this
star this property uin 135634 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education will publish the response to consultation on accelerated degrees in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-04-23T13:53:18.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T13:53:18.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Hardy more like this
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unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his planned timeframe is for two-year degree courses to be rolled out in universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 194688 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>It is our intention to proceed with regulations to set the new accelerated degree fee caps as soon as possible, subject to parliamentary approval.</p><p>Once approved, providers will be able to offer accelerated degree courses at values up to the higher annual fee cap. It will be for providers to decide whether, as a result of this change, they will expand existing accelerated course provision or offer accelerated degrees for the first time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:22:11.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:22:11.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many institutions in England (a) held and (b) were granted taught degree awarding powers in each year since 2006. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 44294 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-09more like thismore than 2016-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Based on the information available to us, there were 103 institutions in England that held taught degree awarding powers in 2006. The number of such awards in each year since then is as follows:</p><p>2007 – 7</p><p>2008 - 2</p><p>2009 - 6</p><p>2010 - 0</p><p>2011 - 0</p><p>2012 - 3</p><p>2013 - 1</p><p>2014 - 2</p><p>2015 - 3</p><p>2016 - 3 (as of 5 September 2016)</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2016-09-09T13:44:21.887Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-09T13:44:21.887Z
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4039
star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Government's report, Fixing the Foundations; creating a more prosperous nation, Cm 9098, published in July 2015, what assessment he has made of the effect on productivity of allowing education providers to offer degrees independently of universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 15184 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>Opening up the higher education sector to new high quality providers will encourage diversity and competition to help drive up the quality of teaching and, in turn, the contribution of graduates to the economy. Further details on these proposals are set out in my Department’s Green Paper “<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/474266/BIS-15-623-fulfilling-our-potential-teaching-excellence-social-mobility-and-student-choice-accessible.pdf" target="_blank">Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice</a>” published on 6 November.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2015-11-10T15:30:48.657Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T15:30:48.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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4253
unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of employer-sponsored degrees in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2020-21 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 38406 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
star this property answer text <p>Forecasts of the number of employer-sponsored degrees are not available. The Government encourages close partnership between higher education providers and employers, including through degree apprenticeships. Through the Teaching Excellence Framework we will also encourage greater focus on employability in higher education.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2016-06-15T14:40:26.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-15T14:40:26.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how the introduction of a faster route to degree-awarding powers set out in the HM Treasury report, Fixing the foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation, published in July 2015, will improve UK productivity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 14829 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <p>Opening up the higher education sector to new high quality providers will encourage diversity and competition to help drive up the quality of teaching and, in turn, the contribution of graduates to the economy. Further details on these proposals are set out in my Department’s Green Paper “<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/474266/BIS-15-623-fulfilling-our-potential-teaching-excellence-social-mobility-and-student-choice-accessible.pdf" target="_blank">Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice</a>” published on 6 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2015-11-09T15:50:36.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T15:50:36.833Z
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4039
star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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4253
unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, between 2013 and 2016 inclusive, how many institutions applied to the Quality Assurance Agency’s Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers (ACDAP) with a view to obtaining (1) degree awarding powers, and (2) university title, but did not proceed to full scrutiny of their applications because of the ACDAP’s preliminary judgment and feedback; and of those, how many were (a) public or not-for-profit institutions, and (b) private for-profit providers. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL1378 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-08-03more like thismore than 2016-08-03
star this property answer text <p>The Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers (ACDAP) does not consider applications for university title. In the period 2013-2016, there have been two applications for degree awarding powers that did not proceed to full scrutiny of their application because of ACDAP’s preliminary judgement and feedback. One application was from a publicly funded provider and one was from a private for profit provider.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2016-08-03T15:47:31.617Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-03T15:47:31.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this