University challenges: Vice Chancellors give evidence to the Committee

14 November 2017

Is the Teaching Excellence Framework making student satisfaction a central objective? Can market mechanisms improve the higher education sector?


Tuesday 14 November in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.35pm

  • Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor, Buckingham University
  • Professor David Phoenix OBE, Vice Chancellor, London South Bank University

At 4.35pm

  • Professor Mike Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire
  • Peter Horrocks CBE, Vice Chancellor, Open University
  • Professor David Latchman CBE, Master, Birkbeck University 

Likely questions

Questions the committee is likely to ask both panels include:

  • Can higher education institutions deliver technical education?
  • Should universities be able to charge different fees for different subjects?
  • Are universities too dependent on fees from international students?
  • How should the Government support for lifelong learning?
  • What input should employers have on course design? 
  • How can the Government address the decline in part time education? 

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