To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many items of guidance have been issued by his Department to vice chancellors and principals of higher education institutions, excluding such guidance as relates only to particular individual institutions, in each of the last 36 months.
5 January 2022
A database of publications by category can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/search/guidance-and-regulation?parent=department-for-education&level_one_taxon=c58fdadd-7743-46d6-9629-90bb3ccc4ef0&level_two_taxon=dd767840-363e-43ad-8835-c9ab516633de&organisations%5B%5D=department-for-education&public_timestamp%5Bfrom%5D=16/12/2018&order=updated-newest. This database can be interrogated to identify specific guidance aimed at specific audiences, including higher education providers.
The database contains guidance which may have been updated on multiple for instance, the guidance document ‘Higher education COVID-19 operational guidance’ has been updated 38 times since it was first published in June 2020. It is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-education-reopening-buildings-and-campuses.
Each document will include a published date, last updated date and option to show all updates: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-education-reopening-buildings-and-campuses#full-history.