Higher Education Horizon Scanning
Horizon scanning, in its broadest sense, is designed as a systematic examination of the future in order to better plan a response.
The UK Higher Education sector is currently experiencing an unprecedented period of regulatory reform, public funding scrutiny and consumer marketisation. The creation of the Office for Students and UK Research and Innovation via the implementation of the Higher Education and Research Act shows the growing importance that has been placed on teaching and research within universities. Government policy in the UK continues to encourage an expansion of higher education to increase access and widen participation, with an express aim of creating a more educated workforce.
What is Higher Education Horizon Scanning?
When applied to the Higher Education context, our horizon scanning methodology can facilitate the detection of factors that may impact the future of your institution, from both internal and external operating environments. A tailored investigation of potential opportunities and threats impacting your institution involves a research solution designed to respond to your universities specific needs, to understand current strengths and highlight future challenges. Allowing you to better prepare for the future by discovering what is on the horizon!