Wednesday, September 08, 2010

"The traditional residential university experience could become the preserve of an elite"

. . . warn UK Vice-Chancellors here. An excerpt:

"[. . .] As universities struggle to cope with outdated funding models, more students will end up learning remotely and part-time, a Universities UK report says.

This may lead to a clear social divide between those receiving two different forms of higher education, it says.

It also warns ministers against decisions that will hurt in the long-term.

In a report for the vice-chancellors' body, UUK, published ahead of its conference, Prof Geoffrey Crossick says the current model for delivering higher education has been "inherited from the past when it was available to the very few".

And the University of London vice-chancellor argues the system is not financially sustainable and in need of radical reform. [. . .]"

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