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Everything for sale? Neoliberalism, marketisation and higher education

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The Spark

Solent University

East Park Terrace

Southampton

SO14 0YN

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For the past ten years, Professor Roger Brown has been studying and writing about the marketisation of higher education (both internationally and in Britain), economic inequality and, most recently, neoliberalism.

There has recently been signifcant levels of public and media criticism of universities. Levels of tuition fees and student debt, Vice Chancellors’ salaries and expenses, grade inflation, and alleged failures to protect free speech have occupied media attention.

In this lecture Roger will explore how these public concerns are the result of the neoliberal policies that, by making higher education into a market, are privatising and commercialising higher education, with great damage both to the institutions and the society they serve. Roger will also be suggesting what could be done to avoid this.

This lecture will bring together Roger's work on these topics, and his work on higher education policy more generally, since he stepped down from his role as Solent's Vice-Chancellor over 10 years ago. Roger will discuss how, through marketisation, neoliberalism is having the same impact on higher education as it is on society and the economy more generally.

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5.30pm - Registration and networking.

6pm - Lecture begins: Neoliberalism, marketisation and higher education.

7.30pm - Networking and refreshments.

8pm - Event close.

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