Universities need to get better at telling the public how we are saving money

Ian Diamond

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    Abstract

    Broadly speaking, the relationship between the universities sector and all the political parties is pretty good. They are supportive of working with universities and higher education institutions to ensure that we have a system which is sustainable and which enables the quality of UK higher education to continue.

    Yet one regularly hears rumours that at the top levels of government, universities are seen as not having been exposed to fiscal austerity to the same extent as other parts of the public sector. The view goes that while the coalition government took a formidable political hit in England by raising tuition fees, this decision to transfer responsibility for much of university funding from the public to the private purse meant that we sidestepped most of the pain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationThe Conversation
    PublisherThe Conversation UK
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2015

    Keywords

    • Universities
    • Austerity
    • UK elections 2015

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