I came to the Office for Students in July 2023, excited to join a relatively young organisation with huge potential to shape and influence our approach to supporting the best outcomes for students within the hugely valuable higher education sector. My ambition remains unchanged, and this is an exciting moment to join us in the infancy of much activity such as enforcement and increased monitoring. The sector we regulate is diverse and complex, with huge impact on the lives of people throughout the UK, and leadership here demands critical thinking and judgement to develop our approach in this context. This is a sector with profound value and I hope you will seriously consider the positive impact you could have by joining us at this stage in our journey.

Philippa Pickford, Director of Regulation