It is claimed that giving profit-making companies access to state funding will create a system in which institutions pursue short-term financial gains at the expense of a decent education.
In a letter to The Daily Telegraph today, professors say that proposals spelt out in a recent higher education White Paper will “condemn generations of students” to an experience similar to that in the US where many undergraduates fail to complete their degree and struggle to pay off loans.
Academics including Prof Martin Hall, vice-chancellor of Salford University, Prof Alan Ryan, former warden of New College, Oxford, Lord Liddle, director of Cumbria University, and Prof Roger Brown, co-director of the Centre for Higher Education Research Development at Liverpool Hope University, called for the Government to reassess the reforms.
OK, let\’s reassess the reforms.
So, we\’ve already got a private university in the UK.
The University is ranked 21st out of the 115 universities in the UK in The Times Good University Guide 2012.
In 2011 it was ranked 28th in Times Higher Education\’s \”Table of Tables\” 2011. In 2011, The Independent, in association with its Complete University Guide 2011-12, ranked Buckingham as the 42nd best university out of 116 institutions in the UK. The Sunday Times University guide for 2012 included Buckingham in its league tables in 56th position out of 122 UK higher education institutes.
Better than many, worse than some.
Think we can put that concern to bed then, eh? Full speed ahead it is then.