The Higher Education Market: An Assessment of the National Audit Office Report

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The recent National Audit Office (NAO) report on Higher Education led to press headlines that questioned the value for money offered to students from their experience of Higher Education. Initial reactions within the sector have challenged both the concept of a market in Higher Education and the NAO’s methodology. While these are valid questions, the NAO report does highlight several themes that need to be addressed. This briefing note explores thoses issues and suggests some possible ways forward.


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