Thursday, July 14, 2011

8.7.11: Higher Education Funding Council for England

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Our last official meeting took place at the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Centre Point location in London. We had an opportunity to speak with Clair Murphy and Vicky Waite, both Senior Higher Education Policy Advisors working in widening participation. We were further introduced to the English education system—a system currently undergoing major changes and entering into a pivotal stage in its history. The educational environment is changing into a consumer’s market; student fees are increasing from 3,000 pounds to 9,000. HEFCE’s funding is being cut by 60 percent. The meeting was thought-provoking and it will be interesting to see how this situation plays itself out in the coming years.

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