Saxton Bampfylde have hosted leaders from across the sector over the course of the first half of 2017 at a range of events to discuss issues pertinent to the future of the sector. Governance, internationalism, diversity, funding and value for money have all been on people’s minds. However, whilst worries about these issues are justified, we are struck by the ongoing commitment to the UK higher education sector that exists, and the high esteem in which it is held both in this country and internationally. This is reinforced when we are working with our Panorama partners across the world. Many of the challenges faced by the university sector in the UK are also challenges elsewhere in the world. For example, both in Australia and New Zealand access for international students to attend their universities is under ongoing review.