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Charles Widmore

SHOCK DOCTRINE

Prof Crossick (V-C, University of London) predicted that 75% of government grants would be taken away from all degree courses and that ultimately arts, humanities and social sciences would get no teaching funding at all.

His fears were backed by Roehampton University vice-chancellor Paul O’Prey, who is also chairman of UUK’s longer term strategy group.

He said he was worried that the higher education system was being dismantled without a clear idea of what would replace it.

“What we are doing, with the current plan to remove a very high percentage of the teaching grant and for universities to replace that with much higher fees, is introducing an economic shock that will privatise university education overnight.

It’s the combination of Browne and the spending review. We are clearly expecting him to say that the graduate contribution will go up.”

See BBC News, October 1st for the full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11453624

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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