Here\’s something that would be amusing for a bored blogger to research.
AC Grayling\’s new college (erm, New College) will be offering London University International Degrees. That\’s the sort of external degree that many places around the world offer. I think I\’m right in saying that the LUID in economics is overseen by the LSE for example. You can take it by correspondence course (as Mugabe did for two degrees I think while in prison), over the internet and so on.
And I think that there are a number of places around the world where you can be \”aided\” through this process. Schools that teach you to this course, you take the exams and as long as you pass, you get your London University degree.
So what would be fun to have would be a list of places which do this: and their fees. Doesn\’t have to be complete.
Just a list of places which already do what Grayling\’s intending to do.
Fun for two reasons: from one side to be able to say that Grayling\’s not offering anything new.
From the other, to wave in front of those academics who are complaining about what he\’s intending to do. Look, see, this already happens, so why the whining?