This afternoon, Lord Browne launched the Review’s Call for Proposals with a student discussion at City University focusing on student priorities for changes to the system of higher education funding and student finance. The document is designed to seek proposals for policy development of the UK higher education system, and in doing so:
- sets out the pressures and trends that may be relevant to the case for reform of the existing system;
- highlights what seem to be the key component features around which a reformed system may be constructed;
- provides some potential criteria against which proposals for reform may be evaluated;
- asks respondents to submit proposals for higher education system reform bearing in mind these factors, and the likely outcomes of reform regarding quality, participation and sustainability.
The Call for Proposals will be open until the 14th May, and all of those with an interest in higher education are encouraged to submit suggestions for recommendations that will ensure our universities and colleges are internationally competitive, financially sustainable, with fair access for all. Once the call for proposals closes the Review will hold further public hearings, details of which will be made available on this website.
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