From Regulation to Regime: Are we seeing a government takeover of universities?

From Regulation to Regime: Are we seeing a government takeover of universities?

Words by Liz Morrish, independent scholar. One thing governments have learned over the last 30 years is not to let a disaster go to waste. In the guise of offering a survival strategy for universities in the pandemic, the Department for Education has issued a...
CDBU announces new Chair of Trustees and responds to government “Restructuring Regime”

CDBU announces new Chair of Trustees and responds to government “Restructuring Regime”

PRESS RELEASE: July 21, 2020 The Council for the Defence of British Universities is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rowan Williams (Lord Williams of Oystermouth) as our new Chair of Trustees.  We offer a warm welcome to Lord Williams, who we know will...
News round-up: Online learning raises questions and issues of accessibility become a growing concern

News round-up: Online learning raises questions and issues of accessibility become a growing concern

This week, universities continued to come to grips with the prospect of shifting online, raising questions about quality and accessibility. CDBU also expressed their support for disabled students who feel left behind amid Covid-19 chaos, and we have issued a call for...
News round-up: Universities fear the worst after government refuses multi-billion bailout

News round-up: Universities fear the worst after government refuses multi-billion bailout

The government’s rejection of the multi-billion pound bailout needed to save universities has raised serious concerns for the future of higher education. Voluntary severance schemes have been introduced, graduate prospects look bleak, and the shift to online...