Stakeholder Forum

Stakeholder Forum is a strategic Forum to enable the HE and FE sectors to engage with SLC to provide advice, challenge and support with risks and issues affecting the delivery of SLC's student finance services as well as helping SLC to develop as an organisation.

The purpose of the group is to:

  • Support SLC to transform as an organisation and deliver an excellent service
  • Undertake strategic thinking across the sectors
  • Support SLC on major issues and mitigate business risks
  • Provide a policy feedback loop to government

Membership

Chair - Northumbria University

Andrew Wathey

Academic Registrars Council

Sharon Harrison-Barker

ARC

Universities UK

Jovan Luzajic

UUK

National Union of Students

Shelly Asquith

NUS

GuildHE

Kate Wicklow

Association of Colleges

Julian Gravatt

AOC

Association of Managers of Student Services in Higher Education

Jayne Aldridge

AMOSSHE

Higher Education Funding Council for England

Jack Smith

HEFCE

Department for Education

Joanna Rodin / Matthew Hassan 

DfE

Association of Heads of University Administration

Sue Grant

AHUA

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Helen Thorne

UCAS

Higher Education Statistics Agency

Andy Youell

HESA

British Universities Finance Directors Group

Stephen Avery

BUFDG

Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Mark Dawes

AELP

Welsh Government

Christopher Williams

WG

Universities Wales

Debra Thorne

UW

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Leanne Holborn

HEFCW

Student Loans Company

Derek Ross

SLC

Student Loans Company

Paul Smith

SLC

Student Loans Company

John Wilde

SLC

Meeting dates

The Forum meet around 4 times per year, before, during and after the main student finance application cycle.

Key agenda points from the previous meeting

27 January 2017
The group discussed MI information for AY 2016/17. Members noted the good performance and the various initiatives that have been put in place to help improve results. Members received an update from the CEO and were consulted on SLC 2020 strategy. In addition to this, members received updates on SLCs work with stakeholders and on a forward look to the new Postgraduate Loans products for Wales and Northern Ireland.