Excellent blog on the threat facing University Staff and Students and the entire future of Higher Education in the UK. First they came for the Teachers, the Doctors, the Lawyers. Who else?
Students and staff speak out as the Lords prepare to challenge Jo Johnson over his Higher Education and Research Bill
Universities return to teaching this week, but lecturers, students and researchers face an uncertain future. The Government is pushing ahead with its Higher Education and Research Bill, currently in the House of Lords. A cross-bench alliance of Lords are organising a major revolt over the bill.
What is going on? Why does this matter?
Professor John Holmwood, a sociologist at the University of Nottingham who set up the Campaign for the Public University and is a founding member of the Convention for Higher Education, explained:
“The HE Bill is a deliberate attempt to remove all the checks and balances that protect university teaching standards – and thus the quality of student degrees – in the Higher Education sector.
“A student at a UK university knows that their degree programme…
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