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TDG Bulletin 16

November 2023

The TRAC Development Group’s latest bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: A look back at the TRAC Practitioners’ Conference Update on projects looking at academic staff time allocation and technical aspects of the Margin for Sustainability and Investment ‘Need to knows’ on the TRAC guidance Regional group meetings…

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TRAC Conference 2023

September 2023

Tuesday 26 September (afternoon) and Wednesday 27 September (morning) To be held online The keynote speech is from David Kernohan from WonkHE. Breakout sessions include: TRAC for beginners Cost drivers Reporting to the Committee of the governing body. The conference will be using Hopin software to allow delegates to network.

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TDG Bulletin 15

July 2023

The TRAC Development Group’s latest bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: Review of TRAC – next steps TRAC guidance Update on TRAC(T) TRAC community groups TRAC Conference 2023…

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TRAC guidance for 2022-23 returns now available

July 2023

Version 2.8 of the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) guidance is now available. This version should be used for TRAC returns for the academic year 2022-23. A change log is provided at Annex 1.1a that identifies all updates. The Statement of Requirements document (at the bottom of the page)…

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TDG Bulletin 14

January 2023

The TRAC Development Group’s latest bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: Welcome from the new chair of the TDG TRAC submission – key reminders Reminder – role of the committee of the governing body Update – review of TRAC TRAC Development Group vacancies How TDG is supporting TRAC…

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Invitation for new members of the TRAC Development Group

January 2023

We are inviting expressions of interest from potential members from across the UK to provide additional strength to the existing membership TRAC Development Group (TDG). Membership of the TDG provides a unique opportunity to contribute to improving the understanding of academic and financial sustainability of higher education institutions, at a…

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TRAC guidance for 2021-22 returns now available

September 2022

Version 2.7 of the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) guidance is now available. This version should be used for TRAC returns for the academic year 2021-22. A change log is provided at Annex 1.1a to help identify updates. The Statement of Requirements document (at the bottom of the page)…

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Analysis of the Annual TRAC return COVID-19 supplementary tables 2019-20

December 2021

Today, the Office for Students has published experimental official statistics which analyse the additional data collected in the COVID-19 supplementary tables within the 2019-20 TRAC return. The report shows, in aggregate for UK institutions, the extent of the estimated impacts of COVID-19-related changes on activities and costs reported in TRAC…

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Review of TRAC 2021

November 2021

The UK Higher Education Regulators and Funders (Financial Sustainability) Group (RFG), consisting of representatives of the Office for Students, UK Research and Innovation and the higher education funding bodies for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, commissioned a review of the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC), in response to the government’s…

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TDG Bulletin 13

October 2021

The TRAC Development Group’s latest bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: Review of TRAC COVID update Updated TRAC guidance 2.6 for 2020-21 Update on application of 2019-20 charge-out rates The TRAC Support Unit helpdesk…

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