Universities and Colleges

Root Definition

The primary source of formal adult education in the UK, aiming to develop individuals.

Customers

Public

Actors

Universities and colleges
Higher Education Funding Council for England
Department of Education


Transformations

Transforms educational activity into data on national activity

Weltenschauung

The education system needs to be monitored to ensure quality and value for money.

Owner

Self-governing bodies, or local authority owned.

Environment

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

NA

Contribution to the problem situation

Though there is an increasing pastoral element to care, with areas of universities providing services (including mindfulness programmes) for students with problems (including mental health problems), there seems to be no national coordination of activity where mindfulness might become a monitored aspect.