Is there enough respect for further and technical education?

04 December 2017

Why have universities become the focus of tertiary education? Will the graduate premium decline as the proportion of people with a degree increases? Will T levels raise the status of technical education?


Tuesday 5 December in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.35pm

  • The Baroness Wolf of Dulwich
  • The Rt Hon. the Lord Baker of Dorking
  • Professor Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education, Cambridge University

Likely questions

  • Is there enough respect for non-university tertiary education?
  • What should be the outcome of the Government’s review of funding across tertiary education? 
  • Is there an artificial divide between higher and further education?
  • Does the shortage of higher-level skills in the workforce mean that more university graduates are required?
  • What impact will the new T-levels have?
  • Should the higher, further and technical education system be regionally focused and adapt to differences in local labour markets and skills?
  • How can the quality of careers advice in schools be improved?

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