Guest blog by G. R. Evans If you are a higher education provider, HEFCE’s Blog brings you ‘three ways to reach out with good advice’ on offer from the Higher Education Outreach Network (HEON). The four providers in the Network have designed ‘Quick Guides’ to make the key information accessible to would-be students at school...Read More
Guest post by Gill Evans, Professor Emeritus of Medieval Theology and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge History demonstrates a longstanding need for vigilance about the creeping powers of Secretaries of State and the enthusiasm of Governments for greater state control. Since early in the twentieth century two important protections had maintained a balance....Read More
Opinion piece by Roger Brown Background The focus of the Green Paper is not just on students and teaching: it also envisages a situation where there will be more competition among providers of higher education, and new entrants into the system: We hope providers receiving a lower TEF assessment will choose to raise their teaching...Read More
Opinion Piece by Roger Brown Introduction In Everything for Sale? with Helen Carasso (Routledge, 2013) the writer argued that the main changes in higher education policy over the past thirty or so years could be explained in terms of the progressive marketisation of the system by governments of all political persuasions, a process that began...Read More
Last October, the Council for Defence of British Universities (CDBU) asked UK political parties for their manifestos on financing of Higher Education. We are still waiting for a reply from Labour and Conservatives. See http://cdbu.org.uk/party-policies-on-fees/ We are grateful to UKIP, Plaid Cymru and the Green party for their prompt responses. However, we are concerned that...Read More
A core concern of CDBU is the funding of higher education in the UK. We are not a party political organisation, but we take an intense interest in policies relevant to our aims. With an impending election, we think it is important that the public be well-informed about the intentions of different political parties. Accordingly,...Read More
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