Talk: The New HE Settlement – Keele (27 April)
Keele have kindly rearranged my October talk for the end of April.
Title: The New HE Settlement: standards, excellence, value-add and finance
Date: Thursday 27 April
Time: 1-2pm (with refreshments from 12.30)
Venue: The Salvin Room, Keele Hall, Keele University.
The talk is free and a place can be booked here.
This summer’s White Paper for Higher Education, Success as a Knowledge Economy (backed up where needed by the Higher Education and Research Bill now passing through parliament) represents a new settlement for English universities and colleges; a settlement to replace that of 1992/93 when the binary divide was dissolved and the polytechnics were brought into the university funding fold.
This new settlement might be best characterised as a response to a breakdown in trust between the government (as funder) and universities as providers of undergraduate education.
The expansion of undergraduate places over the last two to three decades…
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