Challenge #3: Competition


In the third chapter, our contributors consider the contours of an increasingly competitive HE landscape, and we can support students in progressing. Transparency is a critical lens in this section — between students and HE providers regarding expectations, requirements, and experiences, between HE providers and employers looking to address skills gaps, and between regulators and the HE and training sector, as we look to cater for an increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that UCAS has a central role to play in supporting students in understanding this challenging new terrain and making the best choices for them across the full range of options including undergraduate and apprenticeships, and we go onto discuss this further in the next chapter.