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The position of and response from government (, including from a number of senior ministers, on the Toby Young appointment to #OfficeforStudents damages further the reputation of UK higher education, including in its governance & regulation.
Urgent debate needed in Parliament on the procedure followed by government in this appointment in view of extensive comments made by the appointee that appear to be incompatible with public office; & which are not erased by inadequate apology.
The Commissioner for Public Appointments must investigate complaints about the way a department has handled an appointments process or if it appears that the Governance Code may not have been followed
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The #OfficeForStudents must (Higher Education & Research Act
have regard to need to promote equality of opportunity in connection with access to & participation in HE. Evidence #NoToTobyYoung raises grave concerns about recent appointment to #OfS. Image
OfS governed by Equality Act: Views contrary to protected characteristics (including gender & disability) & duty (not yet in force) to reduce inequalities of outcome resulting from socio-economic disadvantage hardly compatible.
Principles of Public Life ( ‘Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.’ OfS bound by Principles. Again, grave concerns about this appointment.
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