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Office for Students defends status after damning report

Sam Gyimah has refuted claims that the government’s new higher education regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), had its reputation damaged by the controversial appointment of ex-journalist Toby Young earlier this year. The university minister’s comments follow a report published by Peter Ridell, the commissioner for public appointments, on Wednesday 28 February. The report, which…


VC pay to be dealt with by regulator

Sir Michael Barber, the chairman of the government’s new Office for Students (OfS), which begins operating next year, has said that Vice-Chancellor pay levels which are “out of kilter” with an institution’s performance will be exposed and dealt with by the new regulator. After controversy surrounding the pay of Bath University’s ex Vice- Chancellor, Barber…