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OfS ‘didn’t communicate’ as effectively in early days

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Chief executive admits regulator’s communication could have been better, but points to ‘huge’ workload

The head of the Office for Students has said the body “didn’t communicate as effectively” as it could have done when it was first set up, but she stressed that it would keep its independence in its relationships with universities.

OfS chief executive Nicola Dandridge told the Independent Higher Education (IHE) 2020 Policy Live conference on 27 October that she thought the regulator “didn’t communicate as effectively as we could have done” when it was setting itself up, but she stressed “that was just a reflection of what we were doing at the time” as “the volume of work, the scale of the task, was huge”.

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