Discussions about student funding don’t have to revolve around tuition fees, argue Josie McLellan, Richard Pettigrew and Tom Sperlinger. Instead we should start by asking fundamental questions about the purpose of a university education Debates about higher education in the UK are often dominated by questions about student funding. There is a risk that...Read More
Guest post by Prof G.R.Evans In the last few years there have been radical changes in the way English higher education is funded and regulated. That has had negative consequences not only for students but also at the receiving end of funding, where higher education providers have to survive financially and need to be able...Read More
Opinion piece by Howard Hotson The new counter-terrorism bill emerging from the Home Office late in 2014 includes a significant piece of ad hoc university legislation: the requirement that universities ban ‘extremists’ from speaking on campus. This proposed legislation seems at first sight completely unconnected to the ‘radical reform’ of higher education funding which issued...Read More
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