| Education, Funding

Major reforms prospering but remain incomplete

The Government’s rejection of a significant additional investment in funding per student, as recommended by the Lomax-Smith review of university base funding, leaves the major reforms resulting from the 2008 Bradley review incomplete.

“The Base Funding Review is an opportunity missed” said Professor Barney Glover, IRU Chair and Vice-Chancellor Charles Darwin University.

“The Government has overseen a major change in university education through funding universities for all students they enrol. This has allowed a major expansion in access to university which will lead to a better skilled and more knowledgeable workforce in coming years” he said.