18 Mar

What does the future hold for you and your institution?

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Emran Mian, Director of the Social Market Foundation

Applications to higher education from UK students are rising. The gap between the application rate of young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds compared to those from the most privileged backgrounds is narrowing. The graduate labour market is improving. You might think it’s time for the political spotlight to move away from higher education. Yet it isn’t going anywhere.

Some of the attention is welcome. Numbers of UK postgraduate students have not been rising. In the Autumn Statement the Chancellor promised financial help in the way of government loans. In the meantime the Higher Education Funding Council has a fund to grow programmes in a targeted way.

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26 Jan

HobsonsU – What does the future hold for you and your institution?

Today it is only 30 days until Hobsons U and 100 days until this year’s general election.

With higher education set to be one of the hot election topics we are pleased to announce our morning plenary will hear from Emran Mian, Director of the Social Market Foundation.  Formerly a civil servant Emran’s previous roles included Secretary to the Browne Review of Higher Education Funding and Director of Strategy at the Department for Business.

Emran and a distinguished panel will debate “What does the future hold for you and your institution?”

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