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‘What awaits English HE after the election?’ – talk on Tuesday 24 February

February 22, 2015


Critical Education

I will be speaking at Big Ideas on Tuesday 24 February.  All welcome.

Venue: Upstairs at The Wheatsheaf, Rathbone Place, central London.

Time: 8pm


Headline coverage concerns Labour’s deliberations around lowering the maximum full-time undergraduate tuition fee from £9000 to £6000 per year.  However, after May the next government will be confronted with a set of more difficult problems: a collapse in part-time undergraduate numbers along with concerns about research assessment and the quality of funded teaching provision. At the same time, current loan repayment and employment data points to serious concerns about the graduate labour market.

What might this all mean for the regulatory and funding framework of the last two decades? Is it time for a different approach to higher education?

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