Demos launched this research paper on the future of higher education in England, supported by the Pearson Think Tank. It explores how recent Government reforms could be modified in order to protect and promote the following three ‘principles of success’ in English higher education:
- open competition for the best students and staff
- institutional autonomy
- the ‘Robbins Principle’ which states: ‘courses of higher education should be available to all those who are qualified by ability and attainment to pursue them and who wish to do so’.
The paper puts forward several policy recommendations germane to the current UK government’s reforms, calling for some significant changes.