Media Coverage

Here are some media stories about our work or featuring our members:


LBC News interview on the reopening of university campuses – Eric Lybeck, LBC News, Sunday 30th August, 2pm (skip to 01:05:50)

UK Universities putting finances above student safety – Featuring CDBU blogpost, Anna Fazackerley, 1 August 2020

A-level results day 2018: UK student acceptances down 2 per cent Anna McKie, 16 August, 2018

Using more rigorous external examiners would help rein in grade inflation Tim Horder, 30 June 2018

Universities’ league table obsession triggers mental health crisis fear Anna Fazackerley, 12 June, 2018

Brexit brain drain: elite universities say they are losing future research stars Anna Fazackerley, 6 March, 2018

Is higher education fit for purpose? The CDBU’s Dr Rowan Tomlinson took part in this debate for tv’s The Big Questions.

Prioritise students or face more regulation, says ex-UCAS head, Sophie Inge, Times Higher Education, 1 February, 2018

Why the teaching excellence framework is flawed, Joshua Forstenzer, the Guardian, 23 February, 2016

Universities must offer more apprenticeships, Sheffield vice-chancellor says, David Matthews, 27 January, 2016

In defence of British Universities, Ross McKibbin, London Review of Books, 12 December, 2012

Academics have started to argue back on higher education reforms, Peter Scott, the Guardian, 12 November, 2012

Our universities have become factories, Gordon Campbell, Daily Telegraph, 14 November, 2012

Launch of the CDBU, In the Dark blog, November, 2012