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Directions in HE – Thursday 29 November (Liverpool)

November 27, 2012

I’ll be speaking at an event organised by the Univeristy of Liverpool branch of UCU on Thursday.

Title: Directions in Higher Education: what’s behind changes to statutes and corporate form?

Time: 4pm

Venue: Room 1.15, Centre for Lifelong Learning Building, 126 Mount Pleasant

The event is open to non-UCU members, but please contact Mark O’Brien ( so he has an idea of likely numbers.

At the University of Liverpool the entire statutory framework is being revised. The UCU has raised fundamental concerns regarding the changing of statutes, not the least being the implications for academic freedom. The University of Liverpool UCU is now launching an Academic Charter as part of the ongoing efforts to defend academic freedom. This Charter outlines fundamental principles of institutional commitment and practice required to maintain academic freedom as a reality in our working lives.

I’ll be providing a talk on the general background of English HE reform and how it pertains to proposed changes to university corporate form and statute. It will be followed by an open discussion.


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