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The new decade: A watershed in UK higher education?

The new decade: A watershed in UK higher education?

McNay, Ian (2012) The new decade: A watershed in UK higher education? Higher Education Review, 45 (1). pp. 5-29. ISSN 0018-1609

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Abstract

This article first draws together a range of published statistics to analyse trends in participation in higher education in the UK over recent years. That provides evidence of the shifting profile in the student population and sets a context for examining emerging evidence of the impact of recent government policy decisions on control of student numbers and on financial support. Comparisons are drawn between England and other nation regions of the UK. Data on subgroups are presented to develop an agenda on equity for institutional managers. Finally, the article examines institutional responses to the new context of marketisation and increased government micro-management interventions and of a significantly reduced provision. It uses research funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education to identify a shift to a corporate-enterprise culture as relations with applicants and entrants are increasingly driven from central structures in HEIs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published in Higher Education Review, Vol. 45, No 1, Autumn 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: HE, Higher Education, United Kingdom, UK
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Centre for Leadership & Enterprise
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9318

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