HEA as an Excellent Organisation
In terms of internal capacity, there was notable progress in recruitment with existing vacancies filled and seven new posts sanctioned, 22 of the staff in post at the year-end joined during 2018. On the issue of GDPR compliance, work started on Data Privacy Impact Assessments and on Data Sharing Agreements. An interim Data Protection Officer was also appointed.
We continue to organise briefing sessions for the higher education sector on a range of relevant issues, from the impact of Brexit to crisis management; in addition, we liaise closely with relevant stakeholders to understand the environment in which we operate as well as setting out our priorities.