By Liam Byrne – It was Ronald Reagan who said: ‘it’s true that hard work didn’t kill anyone but I figure why take the chance’. The President was of course being charming. But the truth is that the lack of good jobs today, means that it is harder than ever to make a living simply by working hard. Working people in the UK are on average £1,600 worse off a year since the 2010 general election; a family today has […]
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.