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Labour might close half of Britains Universities watch

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15068486
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    He must have been spending time on TSR.
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    A very good idea, but sadly it's a little late after Tony's "50%" pledge.
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    What half? WHAT HALF?!
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    (Original post by ritchie888)
    What half? WHAT HALF?!
    Clearly the top half. :rolleyes:
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    It's a good idea, but I doubt they would ever follow through with it.
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    Would we miss places like Bolton anyway
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    (Original post by bluesky42)
    Clearly the top half. :rolleyes:
    Oh, thank ****.
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    (Original post by bluesky42)
    Clearly the top half. :rolleyes:
    Top half of what?
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    I doubt they'll close 50% of them. Maybe a handful of places like London Met, Thames Valley, East London, etc.
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    This is sick.
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    Wonder what Teveth would say?
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Top half of what?
    I guess she meant the top half of universities.
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    Wonder what Teveth would say?
    I remain on the fence on this issue.

    Could this be the end to MM institutions and MM courses?
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    (Original post by lordromanov)
    I guess she meant the top half of universities.
    What does that mean though?

    How do you decide what's the top half?

    Those who give the most 2.1+ degrees?
    Those that are the most profitable?
    Those with the lowest drop out rate?
    Those with the highest average grad starting salary?
    Those with the highest intake grades?
    Those with the highest value add?
    Those with best research output?
    Those with the lowest CO2 output?

    Whatever you choose its going to be a fail...
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    This is fantastic.

    No offence to anybody but let's be real, degrees need to be valued and every Tom **** and Harry are doing degrees in fish-frying and lawn mowing and it's quite poor because they're clogging up everybody elses space.

    Even those poor universities are throwing out degrees to those who are not that academic, whilst I respect everybodies right to learn they don't need to have a degree to.

    This will keep degrees what they used to be, worth something.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    What does that mean though?

    How do you decide what's the top half?

    Those who give the most 2.1+ degrees?
    Those that are the most profitable?
    Those with the lowest drop out rate?
    Those with the highest average grad starting salary?
    Those with the highest intake grades?
    Those with the highest value add?
    Those with best research output?
    Those with the lowest CO2 output?

    Whatever you choose its going to be a fail...
    The unis that students want to go to? Atleast the unis that are percived to be most valuable by the individual.
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    Make the ex-polys polys again - let's not beat about the bush, most ex-polys are rubbish, don't do any quality research and generally have piss poor teaching standards. The few that have broken free of their legacy should remain universities, and those with one or two good academic departments should give those departments to nearby universities. Polytechnics are the norm throughout the world - vocational skills should not lead to the conferral of academic degrees, but of equivalent-yet-different higher vocational qualifications. Closing them down altogether seems silly - don't waste dozens of useful campuses and facilities, we do still need a skilled workforce.

    Oh, and increase funding for the OU. If you really want lots of people studying and getting degrees, I cannot think of a better institution to do it. Rather than build dozens of new universities all over the place, increase funding and infrastructure for the OU to cope with more students across a wider range of courses.
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    (Original post by Agenda Suicide)
    every Tom **** and Harry are doing degrees in fish-frying and lawn mowing and it's quite poor because they're clogging up everybody elses space.
    You realise thats a complete contradiction in terms right?
    You can't have everyone doing degrees yet people being blocked doing them due to lack of space...
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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    The unis that students want to go to? Atleast the unis that are percived to be most valuable by the individual.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...sities_by_size

    So in the top 10 keepers we then have:
    Plymouth
    MMU
    Sheffield Hallam
    and UWE

    Good stuff

    Edit: we'd lose the LSE though...
 
 
 
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