Press Release: University Governance Report Coming Next Week!


In April 2022, The Council for the Defence of British Universities invited applications to undertake research into any aspect of higher education in the UK, including governance, policy, curricula developments, and staff and student welfare and wellbeing. Funding was awarded to three projects.

We are pleased to announce that we will publish the results of one of these projects next week.  ‘University Governance: Views from the Inside’, by Professor Steven Jones (PI) and Dr Diane Harris, explores the inner workings of university governance through a series of interviews with current and former members of university governing bodies in England from 41 different institutions.

The report will be sent to CDBU subscribers and made available to read and download on the CDBU blog on the 23 January 2024. Please forward any requests for media coverage to the CDBU Press Office using the information below.



Notes to editors:

The CDBU was founded in 2012 by a wide range of concerned academics and public figures to campaign for the independence of UK universities and to resist the creeping marketisation of higher education. For more information, please contact Press Officer Becca Bashford at