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Media reports on the Campaign:




  • Philip Moriarty et al  2010 Ivory Tower: are close ties with industry undermining scientific research? BBC Radio 4 (to listen to the podcast, you need to cut and paste this link into a web browser:


Resources (including background government reports):

  • The Browne Review: This Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance was launched on the 9th November 2009. The review was tasked with making recommendations to Government on the future of fees policy and financial support for full and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • The HEPI Review: The Higher Education Policy Institute, an independent thinktank, published an analysis on 11 November 2010 which provides a summary of the differences between the Browne Review and the government’s proposals; considers whether these proposals meet the two main objectives of reducing public expenditure and improving university teaching by increasing student choice; and examines the claim that the repayment scheme is progressive.
  • The Wakeham Report: This report on financial sustainability and efficiency in full economic costing of research in UK higher education institutions identifies efficiency savings that UK Universities will need to make over the next three years.
  • The Smith Report: One Step Beyond: Making the Most of Postgraduate Education. This report recommends that the funding of postgraduate research should be concentrated more heavily on an elite of research institutions.
  • Privatizing Our Universities: A report by the University and College Union (UCU)
International Articles and Comment
Timeline for the Implementation of the Current Proposals
  • 21.10.2010: Parliament 1st reading of Further and Higher Education (Access) Bill
  • 9 December 2010: Parliament vote to allow universities to raise tuition fees. More information in the Guardian and from BIS (government dept Business, Innovation and Skills).
  • 21.12.2010: Parliament in recess until 10.01.2011
  • Early 2011/winter 2010-11: Government (BIS) planned white paper on higher education
  • 04.03.2011: Parliament 2nd reading of Further and Higher Education (Access) Bill
  • 01.04.2011: Spending Cuts from 2010 spending review take effect