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

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(Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
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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Now I'm like "Oh, of course it was Jurassic Park!"

I think we should save the underwater arcology that defies the laws of physics for the Knitwear students... I can't explain why exactly, it just feels like the right thing to do.
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Piano tuning isn't pointless...
And at no point did I mention Piano Tuning...
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(Original post by D.R.E)
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!
Makes me wonder where Falmouth would go (my uni). Exeter and them share a campus but other than that there's nowhere within miles. haha
Tough times indeed.
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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:
This had a very questionable methodology.

It scored 4 items. How few students were studying STEM subjects, how much of its income came from the public sector, what proportion of its students were from lower social classes and how many students were paying overseas fees?

And surprise, surprise it came up with a list of institutions that specialised in teaching and nursing.
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What a load of rubbish.

Edge Hill University £28m surplus cash and its about to close?

Ok.

you dont even need a degree to do the math here...

Some people will write anything to get in the press.
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What a load of rubbish.

Edge Hill University £28m surplus cash and its about to close?

Ok.

you dont even need a degree to do the math here...

Some people will write anything to get in the press.
As I said, very questionable methodology. No account was taken of reserves/site value/inelasticity of course demand amongst other things
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I doubt any universities will close.

In fact new universities are still being created. Britain's newest university is the University of the Highlands and Islands which received university status in Feburary 2011.
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I doubt any universities will close.

In fact new universities are still being created. Britain's newest university is the University of the Highlands and Islands which received university status in Feburary 2011.
I would have 5p on Cumbria and Gloucestershire not being separate, independent universities in 18 months time.
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(Original post by Thomas...)
I think many smaller Universities will be set to merge with other similar unis, maybe Thams Valley and London Met? I'm really not sure, I don't even know these two uni's geography in London if it would be possible for a merge, but I think that is what will end up happening.
There are plenty of unis I'm Liverpool that could merge, e.g. Liverpool Hope and Edge Hill.
Edge Hill University isn't in Liverpool. It's not even in Merseyside.
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(Original post by MagicNMedicine)
The Open University
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Afaik it's not subsidised in the same way. If anything I can imagine more people opting for the significantly cheaper distance learning options, especially if they're studying low contact hour style subjects.
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(Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
I don't really think any will close because the demand for courses is still growing, but I think that there will be a lot more co-operation and perhaps merging between universities to form much larger and more robust institutions. Perhaps Leicester, Loughborough and DMU to form a Leicestershire University, for example (don't think it will actually happen, just an example)
Loughborough has one of the best engineering departments in the UK and state of the art sport facilities why would it bother merging with Leicester? This year only 5-6 unis introduced A* grade offers and Loughborough is on of them.
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(Original post by Llamageddon)
Edge Hill University isn't in Liverpool. It's not even in Merseyside.
Many universities have two campuses that are miles from one another.

Durham has a campus in Stockton on Tees
Exeter (Devon) has a campus in Falmouth (Cornwall) <-- Merseyside and West Lancashire are just as similar.
Nottingham has campuses in Malaysia!

The fact I was pointing out was that both these unis will be under enormous pressure next year, and they are georaphically close.
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(Original post by Thomas...)
Many universities have two campuses that are miles from one another.
Edge Hill University doesn't have a campus in Liverpool.
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(Original post by Llamageddon)
Edge Hill University doesn't have a campus in Liverpool.
When did I say it did?
Didn't you read my post?

Look at the examples I have given and then come back..
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