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Commissioning letters and guiding principles for users contributing to the Higher Education Debate

See below for letters sent to stakeholders asking for their view on the future of the higher education sector

The following links provide access to pdf copies of the letters and guiding principles(37 KB) sent to representatives of the users of higher education who will articulate their perspectives on what a world class higher education sector will look like in ten to fifteen years time.

We are also hearing the student view, and are working with members of the National Student Forum

  • Dame Marjorie Scardino(347 KB)
    A member of the Prime Minister's Business Council of Britain, and, as Chief Executive of Pearson, someone with experience of the higher education publishing world.
  • Nick Hytner(343 KB)
    Director of the National Theatre, who will respond reflecting views from arts and culture.
  • Sir John Chisholm(369 KB)
    Chairman of both Qinetiq and the Medical Research Council who will give an external view of universities' and colleges' role in both research and technology transfer.
  • John Griffith-Jones(349 KB)
    Joint chairman and UK senior partner of KPMG who will respond with a perspective from another part of the business community.
  • Tom Russell(351 KB)
    The head of the London Development Authority's Olympic Legacy Directorate who will give a public sector viewpoint.
  • Anthony Lilley(338 KB)
    of Magic Lantern who will provide the perspective of a small business in the creative sector.
  • Dr T Ramasami(363 KB)
    The Secretary to the Indian Department for Science and Technology who has agreed to offer an overseas perspective.

The reports of these representatives of users of higher education are due in early 2009, at which time they will be introduced into the higher education debate process.

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