Higher Education Funding Council for England

Root Definition

Monitors higher education and funds some activities in line with policies in order to deliver a high quality and effective national higher education system in England.


Department of education


Universities and colleges


Transforms policy into national initiatives


The education system needs to be monitored and managed at a strategic level to ensure quality and value for money.


The government on behalf of citizens.


The media, who have a significant influence on the political agenda, and who are prone to develop agendas to promote or challenge established practice.
The public
Professional bodies and unions

Relavent Subsystems


Contribution to the problem situation

The primary indicators of success relate to continuation of education and employment outcomes. Though there are a number of institutions with poor results on the indicators, there are no measures of interventions to improve these. Therefore, there is no likely emphasis on areas where mindfulness approaches may be monitored.