HE crisis – more cash but only if there’s ‘restructuring’

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Government has agreed to provide ‘stabilisation’ support for the university sector – now plunged into crisis as a result of the potential collapse in overseas student numbers. https://education-economy-society.com/2020/04/27/falls-in-student-numbers-put-universities-in-crisis/ But providing longer term finance is likely to come at a price. According to the Financial Times (07/05) any further support would require a ‘restructuring regime’ aimed … Continue reading HE crisis – more cash but only if there’s ‘restructuring’

Falls in student numbers put universities in crisis

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Faced with a significant fall in student numbers, because of the covid crisis, universities are calling for a government bailout. Research for the University and College Union  (UCU), based on the intentions of new students, estimates  a £2.5 billion shortfall and 30 000 job losses  The report predicts that universities could lose £1.5bn in international … Continue reading Falls in student numbers put universities in crisis.