HE Consumer revolution? Be careful what you wish for
The UK Government Department for Business, Innovations and Skills, within which responsibility for universities falls, has released a new framework (strategic direction) document for Higher Education. It’s called ‘Higher Ambitions‘. The emphasis is on competition, markets and students as consumers.
I have little awareness of alternative models for funding higher education and to be honest, you have to look pretty hard. But Wes Streeting (NUS President) makes sense when he responds, “be careful what you wish for“.