07 décembre 2013

Abolition of student numbers cap: the sector responds

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngYesterday’s announcement that student number controls are to be abolished has attracted comment from all quarters. Here is a round-up of responses:
Steve Egan, interim chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, said that the removal of the student numbers cap “will give more people the opportunity to benefit from higher education” and welcomed “additional support for STEM [science, technology, engineering and maths] subjects, which will help universities and colleges to capitalise on the upturn in demand in these areas and support economic growth”. He added that Hefce “looks forward to further details from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in due course”. More...

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