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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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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’ which meant that it was nicely, but perhaps also problematically poised between the urgency...
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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 Dave Fernig (University of Liverpool) The triennial review of the UK research councils has resulted in an excellent and challenging response, submitted by the Council for the Defence of British Universities (download document here). One important aspect of this document is that it highlights the shift in the tension between funding of near-term and blue skies...
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