Useful resources on higher education reform

The world of higher education is complex and at times tough to penetrate. The effects of the marketisation of education are proving to be disastrous for the sector, for students, for academics, and will ultimately prove devastating for wider society.

To help you gain an insight into how these changes are being enacted the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) have compiled a useful list of resources. If you have any recommendations for additions then please do comment below.


The Assault on Universities, ed. Des Freedman & Michael Bailey (Pluto Press, October 2011)


WonkHE – the home of higher education wonks

Exquisite Life

Critical Education, by Andrew Mcgettigan

HE Planning Blog, by Andrew Fisher

Registrarism, by Paul Greatrix


HE White Paper and Technical Consultation, Department of Business and Innovative Skills

Alternative White Paper: In Defence of Public Higher Education

Developing future university structures: new funding and legal models, Universities UK

Higher Education in an Age of Austerity, Policy Exchange

An Insider’s Guide to Finance and Accounting in Higher Education, JNCHES


Campaign for the Public University

Research Fortnight

UCU: Fighting the White Paper

HE Reform 2012-13, BIS and HEFCE

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