News alerts - Higher education and the new doctrine of vocation

In April 2018, the primary regulator of English universities HEFCE will be replaced by a new regulatory body, the “Office for Students”, which will as part of its mandate assess the thorny question of value for money. The Financial Times expects this will result in even more debate about the value of degrees. Meanwhile, one of the issues raised by the HEFCE study is how the shifting nature of the labour market, especially in an age of rapid technological progress, might date study findings which are designed to guide consumers. If a student is reverting to past trends when making a decision about which degree to pursue, there is the possibility it may not end well.

Read more in the Financial Times.  

02/03/2018 - 05:03