By Paul Harris and Jenny Shaw – Student accommodation is a surprisingly neglected aspect of the student experience, especially in the UK. Since the 1980s it has, in national policy terms at least, been seen as simply a hygiene factor rather than an area offering the potential to add value. There is very little in modern UK research literature about the impact of accommodation on the student experience, and virtually nothing on the relationship between student accommodation and student success. […]
Higher education in the UK, and beyond, appears to be experiencing a period of unprecedented change. Together, global trends and national policies are generating a debate that is increasingly focussed on the cost of higher education. Tuition fees, research grants and ROI are the issues of the day.
It’s time to widen the debate. Pearson is pleased to present a range of bold, new ideas about the future of higher education. Leading experts from around the world, including a few less-well known voices, set out their vision for the future.
There is disagreement at times about priorities, but together this diverse collection demonstrates the qualities of higher education and how it can drive both economic growth and better wellbeing in the future.