Which universities, if any, will be forced to close next year? Watch

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(Original post by louholl)
edge hill and Liverpool wont merge...
No, I know, it was just an example of two Universities that are close to one another that will be under more pressure than most next year.
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Why would Loughborough need to change (and Leicester)? It's already got a very good reputation, and won't be hurt at all by the higher fees.
I know that Luffbra is pretty damn good, and I don't think that it would need to be a part of any merger - it's comfortably solvent with an excellent reputation in very competitive subjects like engineering. Leicester too, doesn't actually have any financial problems (if it can afford to spend more than a quarter of a billion on new property in 20 years, it's probably fine ) However it might still be preferable to be a part of a wider Leicestershire institution than enter into competition with a new university of 40,000 students next door if Leicester and DMU merged.

Like I said, I think it unlikely that even a DMU/Leicester merger would happen, though. As far as the 1992s go, DMU is actually pretty good and probably will just need to trim a few courses and accounts.
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Every one save Oxbridge. Durham and St Andrews might make it through.
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Universities won't close, just they'll cut back on the money they've been wasting for years on small and pointless degrees, as London Met already has.
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I reckon we close all unis, clear the Isle of Man of inhabitants and turn it into University Island.

UI will be solely inhabited by students, faculty & support staff. The campus will cover every inch of land and it will teach every degree course imaginable. Government funding will be streamlined and UI will be so successful that even the greatest of institutions in foreign lands will cower in shame.
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(Original post by Hoi Polloi)
Every one save Oxbridge. Durham and St Andrews might make it through.
I hope you're joking.
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I reckon we close all unis, clear the Isle of Man of inhabitants and turn it into University Island.

UI will be solely inhabited by students, faculty & support staff. The campus will cover every inch of land and it will teach every degree course imaginable. Government funding will be streamlined and UI will be so successful that even the greatest of institutions in foreign lands will cower in shame.
How would you get around a campus that's as big as the Isle of Man? It's 221 square miles :lolwut:

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How would you get around a campus that's as big as the Isle of Man? It's 221 square miles :lolwut:

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Super fast trains? Or, if for example, you studied Geography, you'd have your halls near the geography building, and if you got a map to find out where all the other departments were, this would help in deciding which outside module you wanted to do :awesome:
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How would you get around a campus that's as big as the Isle of Man? It's 221 square miles :lolwut:

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Obviously they'd use the internal monorail system....

Ok, I admit I may not have all the details ironed out yet, but having a single super-uni seems like a much more sensible idea than hundreds of little ones all over the place. Plus it means we in the real world don't have to deal with students (I ****ing hate students).
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(Original post by Liam_G)
How would you get around a campus that's as big as the Isle of Man? It's 221 square miles :lolwut:

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"Welcome . . . to University Island!"

Na na na na nanana na na na naaaaa.

Na na nana nananana naaaaaa nana naaa naaa.

But we could have a maglev to take you between the different departments. Ooh, Geography should have an epic skyscraper with a sea view and a private geography beach! Woop.
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(Original post by History-Student)
I reckon we close all unis, clear the Isle of Man of inhabitants and turn it into University Island.

UI will be solely inhabited by students, faculty & support staff. The campus will cover every inch of land and it will teach every degree course imaginable. Government funding will be streamlined and UI will be so successful that even the greatest of institutions in foreign lands will cower in shame.
......I actually like this idea. Wtf?
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(Original post by MagicNMedicine)
None will close next year however quite a few are in trouble and could go over the next few years. UCU produced its own warning list late last year of the universities who were at risk from the impact of the Browne proposals:

http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/t/a/...risk_dec10.pdf

"Very high risk":
Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln
Edge Hill University
Newman University College
Norwich University College of the Arts

"High risk":
Bath Spa University
Buckinghamshire New University
Canterbury Christ Church University
Harper Adams University College
Leeds College of Music
Leeds Trinity University College
Liverpool Hope University
Roehampton University
Rose Bruford College
St Mary's University College, Twickenham
Staffordshire University
The Arts University College at Bournemouth
The University of Chichester
The University of Lincoln
The University of Winchester
The University of Wolverhampton
The University of Worcester
University College Birmingham
University College Falmouth
University College Plymouth St Mark and St John
University of Chester
University of Gloucestershire
York St John University

"High medium risk":
Birmingham City University
Central School of Speech and Drama
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama
De Montfort University
Leeds Metropolitan University
Liverpool John Moores University
London Metropolitan University
London South Bank University
Sheffield Hallam University
Southampton Solent University
The Manchester Metropolitan University
The Nottingham Trent University
The Open University
The University of Brighton
The University of Huddersfield
The University of Northampton
The University of Portsmouth
The University of Teesside
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
University for the Creative Arts
University of Cumbria
University of Derby
It's interesting how big-ish places like Derby and Portsmouth are there. I can definitely see most of those specialist art colleges getting absorbed into bigger institutions though.

For some of those, there will be some serious constraints mergers (location etc), so in the next few years, we might see some of those in the top two categories closing down. Tough times!
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(Original post by Thomas...)
There are plenty of unis I'm Liverpool that could merge, e.g. Liverpool Hope and Edge Hill.
Liverpool Hope and Edge Hill will never merge. Whatever you think of their other degree courses, both of these unis have a fantastic reputation for teaching, and will always be able to get students.

EDIT: And you said they're close to each other.. they're really not, you know. Edge Hill is actually in Ormskirk, not Liverpool.

Plus- nobody will be put off going to university. We had these discussions last time the fees were raised, and everyone still went.

Believe it or not, only a small minority of students are on TSR- and most students who aren't don't have a clue about ex-polys, league tables or whatever. A lot of students just want a degree, and genuinely don't care where they go. If anything, I think student numbers will rise at such places, as they will charge a little less than more "prestigious" universities.
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......I actually like this idea. Wtf?
That's because it's a fantastic idea. The resources unis spend on outdoing one another could pay for the ferry rides back to the mainland during holidays.
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The University of Chester is on the "high risk" list according to the list shown previously in the thread. It's utter bs. The university noticed it was being put into the list of universities that will probably shut down and then promptly issued a statement saying that it was a load of crap :rolleyes:
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You know what university's never going to shut down?

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The university of life.

YEAAAAAAH.
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(Original post by ash-corbett-collins)
Universities won't close, just they'll cut back on the money they've been wasting for years on small and pointless degrees, as London Met already has.
Piano tuning isn't pointless...
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(Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
"Welcome . . . to University Island!"

Na na na na nanana na na na naaaaa.

Na na nana nananana naaaaaa nana naaa naaa.

But we could have a maglev to take you between the different departments. Ooh, Geography should have an epic skyscraper with a sea view and a private geography beach! Woop.
Looking at the special attention you want to pay to the department, I'm guessing that you're a Geographer? Just try to keep the architecture students out of your massive skyscraper, they'll be all over that thing.

I also have no idea how to read the "Na na na na nanana na na na naaaaa" bit, although I'm sure it was fantastic in your head...

Oh, and if we had a Magnetic-levitation transport device you just know that some guys from the science department would build an enormous electromagnet, and **** would go down

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(Original post by History-Student)
Obviously they'd use the internal monorail system....

Ok, I admit I may not have all the details ironed out yet, but having a single super-uni seems like a much more sensible idea than hundreds of little ones all over the place. Plus it means we in the real world don't have to deal with students (I ****ing hate students).
You have an unfortunate username for somebody who hates students so much :yes:
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(Original post by MagicNMedicine)
None will close next year however quite a few are in trouble and could go over the next few years. UCU produced its own warning list late last year of the universities who were at risk from the impact of the Browne proposals:

http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/t/a/...risk_dec10.pdf

"Very high risk":
Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln
Edge Hill University
Newman University College
Norwich University College of the Arts

"High risk":
Bath Spa University
Buckinghamshire New University
Canterbury Christ Church University
Harper Adams University College
Leeds College of Music
Leeds Trinity University College
Liverpool Hope University
Roehampton University
Rose Bruford College
St Mary's University College, Twickenham
Staffordshire University
The Arts University College at Bournemouth
The University of Chichester
The University of Lincoln
The University of Winchester
The University of Wolverhampton
The University of Worcester
University College Birmingham
University College Falmouth
University College Plymouth St Mark and St John
University of Chester
University of Gloucestershire
York St John University

"High medium risk":
Birmingham City University
Central School of Speech and Drama
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama
De Montfort University
Leeds Metropolitan University
Liverpool John Moores University
London Metropolitan University
London South Bank University
Sheffield Hallam University
Southampton Solent University
The Manchester Metropolitan University
The Nottingham Trent University
The Open University
The University of Brighton
The University of Huddersfield
The University of Northampton
The University of Portsmouth
The University of Teesside
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
University for the Creative Arts
University of Cumbria
University of Derby
Perhaps Will taking the piss out of it on the Inbetweeners was justified
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(Original post by Liam_G)
Looking at the special attention you want to pay to the department, I'm guessing that you're a Geographer? Just try to keep the architecture students out of your massive skyscraper, they'll be all over that thing.

I also have no idea how to read the "Na na na na nanana na na na naaaaa" bit, although I'm sure it was fantastic in your head...

Oh, and if we had a Magnetic-levitation transport device you just know that some guys from the science department would build an enormous electromagnet, and **** would go down

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You have an unfortunate username for somebody who hates students so much :yes:
Sorry, it's the theme to Jurassic Park.



Hey, I expect the architects to live in some kind of underwater arcology that defies the laws of physics. We'll keep our damn skyscraper!
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