Monthly Archives: February 2016

After the Convention – what next?

Around ninety people attended the Higher Education Convention on 27 February at UCL. Over sixty institutions were represented among the participants. Conclusions Attendees of the Second Convention agreed the following points would be taken forward: to construct an Alternative White Paper to defend … Continue reading

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Convention foreword and welcome – Sean Wallis

We are at a critical juncture for the future of Higher Education. In the US, the model of state-backed tuition fees and private sector provision, particularly the expansion of the for-profit sector, has proved extraordinarily lucrative. However, in the UK, … Continue reading

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Sock Puppets, Muzzles and the Impact Agenda – John Holmwood

This post by John Holmwood first appeared on the Making Science Public blog. A new threat to the contribution of university research to public debate has been identified. This derives from Cabinet Office rules that would prevent bodies in receipt … Continue reading

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