Open Higher Education Markets in the UK: an Opportunity or Threat for Further Education Colleges?

Date: Wednesday 28 August 2013 
Time: 6:00PM- 8:00PM
Venue: LH Martin Institute, Level 1, 715 Swanston Street
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The UK government has introduced funding changes that, among other things, make it possible for further education colleges to access public funding for higher education programs. Up until recent years, further education colleges relied on universities to accredit and fund their higher programs. They are now less reliant on universities for funding and can compete with them for students, if they choose to do so.

In this free seminar, two leaders of the further education sector, John Widdowson and Amarjit Basi, will discuss the opportunities and threats that arise for further colleges in the new higher education market in the UK. Topics will include analysis of the broader policy environment, as well as challenges that arise for further education colleges seeking to expand their higher education provision in a much more competitive market.

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