As the Coalition Government’s HE reforms begin to have a real impact, discussion is now focused on the best strategies to effectively ensure the health of the sector over the longer term. With a recent survey of senior university leaders suggesting that some universities may close as a result of political and financial change in the sector, how can institutions best respond to the challenges thrown up by the new market-oriented approach to HE delivery? Given the diversification of HE systems across the UK, with all 4 nations publishing new policy statements in the last 2-3 years, is collaboration possible between institutions in the new competitive world of HE? And how will we judge which university is successful or not?
Speakers: Professor Sir David Watson, Principal, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford and Michele Sutton, President, Association of Colleges