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Marketisation
Although CDBU’s focus is on British Universities, we take a keen interest in developments in other countries. Australia is of particular interest, because the loans system used in Australian higher education was used to help justify the marketisation of English universities. But now, the English example is provoking calls for even more radical change in...
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By Roger Brown Roger Brown is a leading expert on higher education policy in the UK, and an active member of CDBU.  His work commands attention because he habitually writes as a scholar rather than a polemicist, and eschews ideology in favour of a determination to let evidence guide his conclusions. The paper below, which...
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Guest post by Prof Roger Brown (Liverpool Hope University) CDBU welcomes a diversity of views. Please contact us if you would like to be part of the conversation  It appears from a recent series of essays on the Coalition Government’s NHS reforms (Davis and Tallis, 2013) that there are many parallels with the higher education...
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Guest post by Roger Brown (Liverpool Hope University) CDBU welcomes a diversity of views. Please contact us if you would like to be part of the conversation. Everything for Sale? The marketisation of UK higher education argues that the Coalition Government’s higher education reforms are the continuation of a process of marketisation that began with...
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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 with no direct links to higher education who share our belief that our...
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Tamson Pietsch spoke recently at the Guardian’s Future of Higher Education Summit about the importance of universities, and it’s now gone up on their website. You can watch the talk here, or read the text below. “As a panel we were asked to speak about what the sector can do to pull together and communicate the...
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Guest blog by Roberto Alamino, a Brazilian theoretical physicist who has worked in the UK since 2006.  It took me some time to notice that something was changing in British higher education – maybe because the changes have accelerated in recent years, or maybe because when I moved to the UK in 2006 I had just finished...
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by Prof. Patrick Ainley (University of Greenwich) Ken Roberts (pictured), Professor of Sociology at Liverpool University, described ‘The real trend in social mobility from upward to downward’ at the latest seminar in a series on precarious labour hosted by the University of Greenwich Business School on 13th February. He said that sociologists and others had...
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On 27 November 2012 Professor Howard Hotson was invited by the Institute of Philosophy to speak at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic on the ‘radical shake-up’ of the UK university system. His lecture attempted briefly to put the ongoing marketisation of English higher education in international perspective and to use it as a means of...
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One of the leading historians of twentieth-century Britain, Dr Ross McKibbin of St John’s College Oxford, has greeted the foundation of the CDBU  with an insightful piece ‘In Defence of British Universities’ in the London Review of Books. Those who would defend universities, he argues, must be ‘prepared to meet those who today make funding...
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