Abolishing fees for STEM subjects

Last October, the Council for Defence of British Universities (CDBU) asked UK political parties for their manifestos on financing of Higher Education. We are still waiting for a reply from Labour and Conservatives. See http://cdbu.org.uk/party-policies-on-fees/ We are...

Reflections on the REF and the need for change

Discussion piece by the CDBU Steering Group Results from the research excellence framework (REF) were publicly announced on 18th December, followed by a spate of triumphalist messages from University PR departments. Deeper analysis followed, both in the pages of the...

East Anglia Regional Meeting

  Saturday 19 October 2013 11am-1pm   Venue: Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge (The “Divinity School” is part of St John’s College, and the entrance is off the alley opposite the Main Gate of the College.)   Main speakers: Andrew...

Why the CDBU needs to be unrealistic

Guest post by Michael Wayne (Brunel University) CDBU welcomes a diversity of views. If you would like to contribute to the conversation contact us. The CDBU’s first meeting for the general membership was generally very heartening. It was titled ‘After The Election’...

CDBU is inclusive

CDBU works to defend all British universities. We have members and supporters from every part of the sector and beyond: from professors to undergraduates; from Oxbridge to the Million+ group; from departments of Art History to Neurobiology. We’re also backed by people...