The State, the Market and the Changing Governance of Higher Education in England: From the University Grants Committee to the Office for Students

  • Ourania FilippakouEmail author
  • Ted Tapper
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)


The book concludes with an examination of the demise of the funding council model of governance and the emergence of the new regime under the control of the Office for Students which seems that it will also have the task of evolving a regime for the state regulation of funding to control the charging of student tuition fees. Even if there should be a return to the public funding of higher education we predict that within the current context it will be a funding regime that is underwritten by strong procedures of institutional audit that is unlikely to give institutions much room for manoeuvre.


State control Market pressure Autonomy Office for students Teaching excellence funding Institutional audit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationBrunel University LondonUxbridgeUK
  2. 2.Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (OxCheps)New College, OxfordOxfordUK

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