Over the past decade, universities have come to be viewed through a ‘value for money’ lens with a particular focus now on what they are delivering for their students in terms of graduate outcomes and salaries. It is not just students who are asking what it is that they are getting in return for their tuition fees. Government and wider society have also begun to question the efficiency and effectiveness of our higher education sector. But what is ‘value for money’ in HE? How can universities deliver it? And who should decide the terms of trade?
Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor, Aston University
Sally Hunt, General Secretary, University and College Union (UCU)
Janusz Kozinski, new CEO, NMiTE