In this lecture Professor Andy Westwood discusses the role of politics and policy in higher educations.
The Politics of Higher Education Reform in England
This lecture will describe the higher education reforms in England introduced in this Parliament, consider how they have evolved and the politics that surrounds them. Particular attention will be given to the White Paper: 'Success in a Knowledge Economy' and to the subsequent HE & Research Bill as it continues through both Houses of Parliament towards legislation. What will it mean for universities, students, graduates and research in England?
Andy Westwood is Professor of Politics and Policy and an Honorary Professor at the University of Wolverhampton. He splits his time between the Universities of Winchester (2 days per week) and Manchester (3 days per week), where he is the Associate Vice President for Public Affairs.
Andy is the President of the OECD Forum on Social Innovation and an OECD expert author in the Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED) Programme. He is also a senior adviser to ministers at the Department for Communities and Local Government and the UK Treasury and a specialist adviser to the House of Lords Committee on Digital Skills.
Previously he was special adviser to the Secretary of State at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and Head of Policy at the Work Foundation and a Director of the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion.
This lecture series is open to the general public, staff and students at the University of Wolverhampton
Due to demand booking is essential