HE reforms: the state of play
The Governments suite of changes to higher education have generated more attention than any since John Dawkins began his creation of a university driven higher education system compiled from the previous universities and CAEs. As then as now though it is the impact on student charges that gets the most attention.
Hence we face a dual debate.
One by those most affected targeting how the proposed system should work in practice; the changes that will align the HE regulatory and funding systems for the first time. There are many complicated issues and some key questions that divide those involved but the likely outcome is changes in line with those the Government has proposed.