Category Archives: alternative white paper

Petition for government to act as guarantor to USS – DFE responds

In March, a Government Petition created by members of the Convention for Higher Education was circulated widely and rapidly attracted some 12,000 signatures. The petition wording is below. Accept a role as guarantor to the USS pension scheme The USS … Continue reading

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Lords amend HE Bill to regulate privatisation – March 8

On Wednesday March 8, the Lords made two further important amendments to the HE Bill. These concern Quality Assurance and Degree Awarding Powers. These amendments support greater government regulation of the process of privatisation, which the Higher Education and Research Bill is … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Launch Meeting

Public launch meeting:#AltHEWhitePaper In Defence of Public Higher Education: Knowledge for a Successful Society The Alternative White Paper for Higher Education Monday 13 June, 4.30-6pm Moved to: Committee Room 16, House of Commons, Parliament Square SW1. » Directions (Nearest tube: Westminster) Speakers … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Alternative White Paper

From: Holmwood et al. (2016) the Alternative White Paper for HE, In Defence of Public Higher Education: Knowledge for a Successful Society. » PDF Print #AltHEWhitePaper The present Conservative Government, like the Coalition Government that preceded it, has an ideological predisposition … Continue reading

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