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Here be dragons: how universities are navigating the unchartered waters of higher education

Publication type
Boxall, M and Woodgates, P. (2014) Here be dragons: how universities are navigating the unchartered waters of higher education . Here be dragons: how universities are navigating the unchartered waters of higher education, ( ). pp. 1-16.

Abstract

This is the report of the sixth annual survey of university vice-chancellors by PA Consulting. In addition to some questions carried forward from previous years, this year's survey asked about market uncertainties and institutional risks, which have been a recurrent feature of PA's discussions with sector leaders over recent months. As the survey was undertaken just a year before the 2015 General Election in the UK, questions were also included about vice-chancellors’ hopes and expectations for future government policies. The responses received represent around one third of institutional heads across all types of higher education provision and all parts of the UK. The results include: most vice-chancellors are confident in the strengths of their own institutions, but not in the resilience of the wider higher education system. The majority of institutions remain committed to their core teaching and research activities. The new dynamics of the higher eduation system are understood and accepted by most vice-chancellors. The latter feel very strongly that government policies and interventions represent the greatest risks and constraints to their success.
Publication type:
Report
Theme(s) and sub-theme(s):
Institutional management, staffing and finance
Authors:
Boxall, M and Woodgates, P
Publication title:
Here be dragons: how universities are navigating the unchartered waters of higher education
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Reference number:
HEER000481
Summary deposited on:
7 Aug 2014
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