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Economic Affairs Committee
The deadline for submissions has now passed. Contact the Clerk if you still wish to make a submission. Oral evidence ongoing.
The Committee is conducting an inquiry into the economics of higher education, further education and vocational training. The percentage of young adults (ages 17 to 30) estimated to participate in higher education has increased from 42 per cent in 2006/07 to 48 per cent in 2014/15. But excluding universities, there was a 26 per cent fall in adult skills and education between 2011/12 and 2015/16. There has however been substantial growth in the number of apprenticeships over the same period and the Government pledged to create three million apprenticeships by 2020.
The inquiry will investigate how post-school education is funded and whether it is focused sufficiently on the skills which the British economy requires.
Evidence given by Professor Anna Vignoles, Lord Baker of Dorking and Baroness Wolf of Dulwich.
Evidence given by I: Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor, Buckingham University; Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, MillionPlus; Professor Patrick Bailey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, London South Bank University.
II: Professor Mike Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire; Peter Horrocks CBE, Vice Chancellor, Open University; Professor David Latchman CBE, Master, Birkbeck University.
Evidence given by Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice-Chancellor and President, Brunel University; Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice Chancellor, Sheffield University; Professor Graham Virgo QC, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Cambridge University; Professor James Stirling, Provost, Imperial College London.
(at 3:35 pm) Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 5 December at 3.35pm